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Wirral, Metropolitan Borough of

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Unpublished indexes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): MSY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Birkenhead Reference Library
Borough Road
CH41 2XB
Tel: 0151 652 6106 EXT 7
Fax: 0151 653 7320
[email protected]
Contact: Karen Brierly

Opening hours:

Saturday:0900-1300 1400-1700

Other Libraries:

Bebington Central Library
Civic Way
CH63 7PN
Tel:0151 643 7224
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:0900-1300 1400-2000.
Friday, Saturday:0900-1300 1400-1700. Wednesday, Sunday:Closed
Wallasey Central Library
Earlston Road
CH45 5DX
Tel:0151 639 2334
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:0900-2000. Friday:0900-1700.
Saturday:0900-1300 1400-1700. Sunday: Closed

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

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

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

Locations GRO Index for England and Wales. Births, Deaths & Marriages 1837-1996

5. Census returns

1841 Wirral, Stoke, Shotwick and Eastham (microfilm.)
1851 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1851 Cheshire (CD-ROM)
1861 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1861 Surname Location Index to Census (microfiche.)
1871 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1871 Cheshire (CD-ROM)
1881 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm and CD-ROM.)
1881 Index (surname, birthplace, census place, enumeration and misc.)
1891 Wirral Census (fiche.)
1901 Wirral Census (fiche.)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Large collection of Regional Directories covering 19th and 20th centuries available on request

6(b) City and Town Directories

Various local Town Directories. Liverpool regional directories also cover parts of Wirral at different dates. A collection of Directories are available on microfilm and CD-ROM

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Birkenhead 1862 to present

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 fiche version. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands.

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

Registers for C of E Parishes available for Wirral in book form on microfiche and/or microfilm. Selected Parish Registers for other North West areas are also available in various forms. In addition we also hold Lancashire & Yorkshire Parish Register Society records for various dates

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Ancestors magazine
Family Tree magazine
Genealogists´┐Ż magazine
Harleian Society + Parish Registers series

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Local Cemetery Records (microfilm.) Monumental Inscriptions for Wirral Parishes. Tithe maps and Schedules for Wirral. Annual volumes of the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Harleain Society publications (edited manuscripts relating to genealogy, family history and heraldry.) Marriage Index of Cheshire: Bertram Merrell Marriage Index and Hartley Jones Marriage Index (on CD-ROM.) National Burial index of England and Wales

14. Guides to Collections

Family History Guide
Birkenhead Central Library
Family History Resources
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

15. Local Record Offices

Cheshire Record Office
Duke Street
01244 602 574

Other information

www.ancestry.co.uk available through computer access at any Wirral Library. We are also WI-FI enabled.