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Thurrock 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Unpublished indexes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):

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Grays Library
Orsett Road
RM17 5DX
Tel: (01375) 383611
Fax: (01375) 370806
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other Libraries:

East Tilbury Library,
Princess Avenue,
East Tilbury,
RM18 8ST
Tel: (01375) 844921
Fax: (01375) 857544
E-mail: [email protected]

3. Research Service

Service available? No - simple enquires undertaken dependent on circumstances of enquirer, but generally research should be conducted personally.

Fee-based? No - although generally a charge is made for photocopies.

Provided by local Record Office? Yes - by arrangement.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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


5. Census returns

Chafford and Barstable Hundreds for 1841
Orsett Registration District 1851 through to 1901
LDS Church CD-ROMs for UK 1881

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kellys from 1855 to 1937 for Essex, sometimes including Middlesex and Hertfordshire
Pigots Directory (Essex section) 1823-24
Whites Directory for Essex 1848

6(b) City and Town Directories

Wilson & Whitworths Almanack and Directory for Grays and District. Directory of residents 1898, 1905,1928, 1933 to 1936.
Thurrock Council Guides (with directory of residents up to early 1960s)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Directories from 1956 to date for Thurrock and Southend
Commercial Directories and Yellow Pages ditto

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Urban District (later Borough) of Thurrock, 1936 to 1938; 1948 to date

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Other information