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London Borough of Bexley

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Unpublished indexes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): LND, KEN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre
Central Library
Townley Road
Tel: 020 8301 1545
Fax: 020 8303 7872
[email protected]
Contact: Oliver Wooller (Archivist)

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1730
Tuesday: 0930-1730
Wednesday: 0930-1730
Thursday: 0930-2000
Friday: 0930-1730
Saturday: 0930-1700
Sunday: 1000-1400

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes. Limited to approximately 15 minutes' research time.

Fee-based? SAE + cost of photocopying

Provided by local Record Office? Yes and also provides list of private reseachers for more lengthy enquiries

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes to Births, Deaths and Marriages for the whole country 1900-1942.

Locations Not held

5. Census returns

1841-1901: areas now within London Borough of Bexley

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kent directories from c.1834 (incomplete)
Local directories from 1871 to 1939 (incomplete and varies between areas)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Local directories from 1892 (incomplete)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Local area 1950s to present day

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Varies according to area but earliest is for Erith in 1906

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

British Isles 1988 and 1992 on both CD-Rom and microfiche (please ring to book)

9. Unpublished Indexes

1881 Census Index for S.E. Counties and various unpublished indexes to Censuses

10. Parish Registers

Diocesan Record Office: non-current parish registers for most churches within the Borough (Rochester and Southwark Diocese). Many on microfiche/film

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Wide range of local magazines

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

1881 Census nationally on CD-Rom
Index to First World War Roll of Honour on CD-Rom
Index to Second World War Roll of Honour on CD-Rom
UK Info Disk 2002
National Burial Index
Mormon Immigration Index

Please ring in advance to book PC time for all of the above.

14. Guides to Collections

Reilly, Len. Family history in Bexley
(downloadable copy available via the website
http://www.bexley.gov.uk then under libraries)

15. Local Record Offices


Other information

Please ring for leaflet covering collections and address and opening hours or consult the web site under libraries at http://www.bexley.gov.uk
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