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Nottingham City Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/libraries
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): NTT

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library (LSL)
Nottingham Central Library
Angel Row
Tel: 0115 915 2873
Fax: 0115 953 7001
[email protected]
Contact: Roger Parish

Nottingham Central Library also contains Arts and Business Libraries

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: 09.30-19.00
Wednesday: 09.30-19.00
Thursday: 09.30-19.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.00-13.00

Contact Local Studies Librarian for Bank Holiday closures

Other Libraries:

See entry for Nottinghamshire County Council

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes. Limited.

Fee-based? Charges and administration fee levied for copying.

Provided by local Record Office? Limited search facility available; ring or e-mail Nottinghamshire Archives for advice. Private researcher list available on-line.

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Register Office indexes 1837-1925 held at Nottinghamshire Archives (local record office)

5. Census returns

1841-1901: microfilm and microfiche. All City and County at Local Studies Library (LSL).
1841-1891: Nottinghamshire Family History Society indexes at Local Studies Library (LSL).
1881: Mormon Index for Nottinghamshire at (Local Studies Library (LSL))
1881: Mormon Index for country on CD-Rom at Arts Library
1901 census vouchers on sale at Local Studies Library

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

County, 1832 to 1941, on microfiche. (Local Studies Library)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Nottingham 1799 to 1956 on microfiche (Local Studies Library (LSL).

6(c) Telephone Directories

British Telecom: 1921 to 1981 on film, 1982 to current on fiche.
Yellow Pages 1976 to current (Local Studies Library (LSL).

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Local Studies Library (LSL)
County, 1858 to present, City. 1858 to 2001, County on microfiche
(Some current electoral register in print in Business Library, only available to personal callers)
Except Citizens Rolls 1874-1915 on 16mm roll film (gaps, e.g. City, 1916-1933 only available at Nottinghamshire Archives)

7(b) Poll Books

Local Studies Library (LSL):
Index to 1698 Poll Book
Thoroton Society Record Series XVIII Poll Books of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 1710 includes transcript
Nottingham: 18th and mid 19th century (printed)
Newark: 1790-1859 (printed)
Others (printed)
Burgess Rolls: 1850-1873/4 (printed)

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Local Studies Library (LSL). Nottinghamshire, March 1993, on microfiche

Great Britain, 1992, microfiche, Arts Library (at Nottingham Central Library)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Information index, on cards, includes people

10. Parish Registers

Local Studies Library (LSL): all County Parish registers to 1900 on microfiche; some Roman Catholic and pre-1837 non-conformist registers on microfiche.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Nottinghamshire Family History Society monthly periodical

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Nottinghamshire Family History Society: Protestation Returns
Webster, W.F. (ed) Nottinghamshire Hearth Tax 1664-1674
Phillimore: Transcript of marriage registers 1812-1837

13. Other material

Nottinghamshire Family History Society: continuing programme of indexing, eg,
Monumental inscriptions, strays, boatmen, etc plus surname index to census 1841-1891.

14. Guides to Collections

Family History leaflet
Individual leaflets on areas of stock; e.g. directories, newspapers, oral history

15. Local Record Offices

Nottinghamshire Archives
County House
Castle Meadow Road
Tel: 0115 958 1634
Fax: 0115 941 3997
[email protected]

Other information

Main Nottinghamshire Family History Centre at Nottinghamshire Archives (local record office).

Microfiche/microfilm readers and printer can be booked in advance at
Local Studies Library (LSL)

Local Studies Centres throughout the County hold local files. See entry for Nottinghamshire County Council

Local Studies Library (LSL) at Nottingham Central Library holds the only County-based collection

A collection of published pedigrees and archive sources, mainly transcripts and indexes of parish registers and wills, etc. relating to other English Counties, may be consulted at Nottinghamshire Archives (local record office).