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London Borough of Ealing

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Unpublished indexes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

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local History Librarian
Local History Library
Central Library
103 Ealing Broadway Centre
W5 5JY
Tel: 020 8567 3656 ext. 37
Contact: Mrs Ann Norbury

Opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 0930-1945
Wednesday: 0930-1700
Thursday: 0930-1945
Friday: 0930-1700
Saturday: 0930-1700
Opening hours are subject to staff availability

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

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 Not held

5. Census returns

1801 and 1811 Parish of Ealing
1841-1891 London Borough of Ealing

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot Middlesex 1822/3, 1826/7 (also 1832, 1839 & 1840 extracts for London Borough of Ealing only)
Kelly's Middlesex 1845, 1860, 1886 (also 1878 extracts for London Borough of Ealing only), 1917, 1933 and 1937
Kelly's Six Home Counties Directory 1894
Kelly's Essex, Herts & Middlesex 1899

6(b) City and Town Directories

Mason's Directory for Ealing 1853
Cordingley's Ealing and Hanwell Directory 1881
Kelly's Ealing, Acton, Hanwell, Brentford, Gunnersbury and Chiswick 1896/7-1913
Kelly's Ealing, Hanwell, Brentford & Southall 1914; 1915; 1917-1927
Kelly's Ealing, Hanwell & Southall 1928-1935
Kelly's Ealing, Hanwell etc. 1936-1940 (ceased publication)
Kelly's Directory of Acton 1915; 1916; 1919-1940
Kemp's Directory of Ealing 1949/50-1975 (ceased publication). Covers W.5, W.7 and W.13 postal districts only
'Acton Directory' 1955

6(c) Telephone Directories

Ealing, Hounslow and District 1955-1970
Ealing Edition 1971-1995
Yellow Pages London North West 1973, 1995/6
Thomson Ealing Area 1981/2 - 1996/7

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Middlesex. Ealing Division 1890-1897; 1899-1914
Acton Borough 1918-1964
Ealing Borough 1950-1964
London Borough of Ealing 1965 to date

7(b) Poll Books

None held

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Not held

9. Unpublished Indexes

Newspaper indexes:
Holt Index. Index of the main local newspaper for the old Borough of Ealing from 1858 to 1961. This index is in two parts 1858-1901 and 1902-1961. It is available in bound volumes.
Newspaper Index. 1961+ A detailed index to the main local newspapers for the London Borough of Ealing. Unlike the Holt Index it includes information on the whole of the present borough (e.g. also covers Acton and Southall). It is alphabetical/classified and in card form. Currently indexing April 1984.
Acton Gazette (information on old Borough of Acton only). 1863+. Currently indexing 1945. Available in bound volumes.

Additional indexes:
Cumulative Index: covering scrapbooks, Ealing Local History Society publications and various other publications on the Borough. This index will gradually be absorbed into the General Information Index.

Subject Index: consisting mainly of information from materials not in stock at the library. This index will gradually be absorbed into the General Information Index.

Personalities Index: includes names which appear in early rate books, vestry minute books, etc., as well as from more modern sources. Work has already begun on transferring this information to the General Information Index.

General Information Index: this index is intended eventually to record five categories of material under an appropriate subject heading.
1. Periodical references.
2. Books and pamphlets, i.e. references in books and pamphlets.
3. All pictorial material relating to the subject indexed.
4. References to ephemera and trivia in scrapbooks.
5. Miscellaneous references not held in the Local Collection, e.g. references to material at other libraries, record offices, etc.

Index to names of landowners and occupiers from 1839.
Tithe award schedules for Parish of Ealing

10. Parish Registers

Phillimore 'Middlesex Parish Registers Marriages' Vols. I, II, IV & VII

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

K.J. Allison. An Elizabethan Census of Ealing. 1962. Ealing Local History Society
K.J. Allison. Ealing in XVIIth Century: Hearth Tax Assessments for Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt and Perivale. 1963. Ealing Local History Society
K.J. Allison & E.D.G. Holt. Ealing in XVIIIth and XIXth Century: Abstracts from Vestry Minutes of St Mary's Ealing 1797-1879. 1966. Ealing Local History Society

13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

London Metropolitan Archive
40 Northampton Road
Tel: 0171 332 3820

Other information