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South Gloucestershire 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Unpublished indexes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:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): GLS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

The Librarian
Yate Library
44 West Walk
South Gloucestershire
BS17 4AX
Tel: 01454 865661
Fax: 01454 319178

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

The Librarian
Thornbury Library
St Mary Street
South Gloucestershire
BS12 2AA
Tel: 01454 865655
Opening hours: Monday: 0930-1700; Tuesday: 0930-1700; Wednesday: 0930-1900; Thursday: closed; Friday: 0930-1900; Saturday: 0930-1230, 1330-1700

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? No

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 -

5. Census returns

Microfiche held at Yate Library:
1841 Parishes within Yate and Chipping Sodbury District
1861 Chipping Sodbury, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Marshfield
1881 Computer-generated records by Church of Latter Day Saints (Gloucestershire)
1891 Barton Regis, Chipping Sodbury, Yate, Dursley
1891 At Thornbury Library (on microfiche): Thornbury, Cross Ways, Morton, Falfield, Oldbury-on-Severn, Rockhampton, Cromhall, Rangeworthy, Tytherington
1891 Berkeley, Alkington, Newport, Woodford, Breadstone, Charfield, Hill, Hamfallow, Hinton, Ham & Stone, Tortworth
1891 Almondsbury, Pilning, Alveston, Ridgway, Olveston, Redwick & Northwick, Aust, Elberton, Littleton-upon-Severn

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 United Kingdom. Microfiche. Yate Library
1988 England. Microfiche. Thornbury Library

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Yate library: oral history tapes relating to the Yate area; newspaper cuttings, photographs and other ephemeral material relating to Yate and Chipping Sodbury held in Yate Oral History Office, Yate Library.
Thornbury Library: oral history tapes relating to Thornbury and surrounding area, plus small collection of photographs.

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices


Other information