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London Borough of Camden

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Unpublished indexes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.camden.gov.uk/learn/libraries/local_studies_fr.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LND

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre
Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road
Tel: 020-7974 6342
Fax: 020-7974 6284
[email protected]
Contact: Richard Knight. Principal Officer: Local Studies and Archives
Website: http://www.camden.gov.uk/localstudies
Appointments are needed to use some archives.

Opening hours:

Monday: 10.00-19.00
Tuesday: 10.00-18.00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10.00-19.00
Friday: 10.00-18.00
Saturday: 10.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office? Yes

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations None

5. Census returns

1801, 1811 Hampstead parish (originals)

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
Hampstead Registration District
Holborn Registration District (parishes in present London Borough of Camden only)
St Giles (in the Fields) Registration District
St Pancras Registration District

Street indexes. All censuses

Name indexes:
1851 All districts
1861 Hampstead and St. Pancras. St Giles in thr Fields
1871 Parts of St. Pancras
1881 All districts

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Incomplete files from 1800. Microfilm copies of some directories held in Guildhall Library (City of London) from 1749-1805.

6(b) City and Town Directories

Hampstead 1854, 1873, 1885/86, 1888/89, 1894/95-1970 (with some gaps).
NB Highgate is included in some of the Hampstead Directories.

Kilburn 1896, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1931-1940

St Pancras 1862,1864, 1963/64-1964/65.
NB Hampstead is included in the 1864 St Pancras Directory.

Camden and Kentish Towns 1867-1926/27 (incomplete)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Central London and parts of North-west London
Residential and business services 1954-1955, 1968 to date (gaps)
Yellow pages 1969 to date (gaps)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Hampstead 1899-1963

Holborn 1893-1963

St. Pancras 1863/64, 1866-1963 (incomplete)

Camden 1964 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche. London and Middlesex
Family Search

9. Unpublished Indexes

No special indexes, other than those part of library catalogues

10. Parish Registers

The originals of these are either held by the incumbent or have been deposited at the
London Metropolitan Archives [formerly the Greater London Record Office], with the exception
of the registers of the parish of St Andrew Holborn. They are held at Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury. London EC2P 2EJ (tel: 020-7332 1863)

St George The Martyr, Queen Square
Baptisms 1710-1740
Marriages 1706-1772
Printed transcript

St John, Church Row, Hampstead
Baptisms 1560-1840
Marriages 1560-1837
Burials 1560-1842
Microfilm only

St Pancras. Indexes
Baptisms 1730-1774
Marriages 1730-1753
Burials 1730-1773
Baptisms at Percy Chapel 1766-1772
Transcript of marriages 1660-1754

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Local periodicals

Family history periodicals, local history magazines and journals, archive journals, London-wide history and archaeological journals

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Some transcripts but no major series. See also Parish registers and Other material

13. Other material

Other material held by the Local Studies and Archives Centre which may be of special interest to those researching family history includes:

Archives of the local authority and its predecessor bodies including:


    Hampstead parish 1774, 1777, 1779-1826, 1829-1900.
    Liberty of Saffron Hill 1726, 1729, 1733, 1736-1900.
    St Andrew Holborn and St George the Martyr Vestry 1729-1900.
    St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury Vestry 1730-1900.
    St Pancras parish 1773-1802 (parts), 1803-1834, 1836-1900.
    Hampstead Metropolitan Borough 1900-1964/65.
    Holborn Metropolitan Borough 1900-1957/58.
    St Pancras Metropolitan Borough 1900-1964/65.

    Deposited records including:

      Hampstead Manor. Copy of minute books 1742-1843, and papers concerning disputes and court cases, particularly about Hampstead Heath.
      Records from local societies and bodies.
      Some local business records.

    London Borough of Camden 1964/65-1967/68.
Highgate Cemetery burial registers and other records 1839-1984.
Muniments of title and other documents.
Personal papers.
Transcriptions of monumental inscriptions 1860s-1880s (manuscript and printed).

Other material held includes: