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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough 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Unpublished indexes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: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SYK, YKS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Rotherham Central Library
Archives and Local Studies Sections
Walker Place
S65 1JH
Tel: 01709 823616
Fax: 01709 823650
[email protected]
Contact: A.P. Munford (Manager, Archives and Local Studies)

Opening hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00-13.00: 14.00-17.00
Wednesday 10.00-13.00: 14.00-17.00
Thursday 13.00-19.00
Friday 10.00-13.00: 14.00-17.00
Saturday 09.30-13.00: 14.00-16.00

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? �15 per hour

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Not held

5. Census returns

1841-1901 inclusive - the whole of the area of the present Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.
Alphabetical index for 1851, 1861 and 1871 (in progress) - we also hold the 1881 Census Index for the whole country

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

West Riding Directories 1822-1936
Universal British Directory 1793-98

6(b) City and Town Directories

Sheffield and Rotherham Directories 1814-1974

6(c) Telephone Directories

Sheffield and Rotherham area directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Rotherham: 1910 to date
Rother Valley 1945 to date
Deame Valley 1971-84
Don Valley 1973-74
Wentworth 1984 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Yorkshire 1741, 1807
West Riding 1835, 1841, 1848, 1859

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition, British Isles

9. Unpublished Indexes

Place, subject and persons index to catalogued archive collections
Place, subject and persons index to photograph collection

10. Parish Registers

Transcripts and/or microform copies of many local parish registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Yorkshire Archaeological Society Journal 1870 to date
Hunter Archaeological Society Journal 1918 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Yorkshire Archaeological Society Parish Register Series

13. Other material

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Rotherham Central Library
Archives and Local Studies Sections
Walker Place
S65 1JH
Tel: 01709 823616
Fax: 01709 823650
[email protected]

Other information