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London Borough of Hounslow

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Unpublished indexes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.hounslow.info
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LND

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Chiswick Library
Duke's Avenue
W4 2AB
Tel: 020 8994 1008
Fax: 020 8995 0016
Contact: Mrs C. Taylor, Arcivist
Chiswick Library's local collection covers Brentford and Chiswick.

Hounslow Library
24 Treaty Centre
Hounslow High Street
Middlesex, TW3 1ES.
Tel: 0845 456 2800
Fax: 0845 456 2880
Contact: James Marshall (Librarian) and Victoria Northwood (Heritage and Tourism Manager)
Hounslow Library's local collection covers the London Borough of Hounslow excepting Brentford and Chiswick.

Opening hours:

Chiswick Library Local Studies Room
Monday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (Monday mornings by appointment only)
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700
Friday: closed
Saturday: 1000 - 1300 by appointment, on alternate Saturdays.
Appointments are recommended when visiting the Local Studies Room.

Hounslow Library Local Studies Desk
Monday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (mornings by appointment only)
Tuesday: 1000 - 1300
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 1400 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (mornings by appointment only)
Saturday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 on alternate Saturdays.
Appointments are recommended for visitors to the Local Studies Desk.

Other Libraries:

Feltham Library
210 The Centre
High Street
TW13 4BX
Tel: 020 8890 3506
Please note that a small collection of photographs and local history books are housed at Feltham Library, but all local history enquiries are dealt with by the Local Studies Librarian at Hounslow.

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

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 Hounslow Library holds the Registrar General's indexes to Births and Marriages in England and Wales on microfiche 1837-1900 only (no Deaths indexes are held).

5. Census returns

Chiswick Library: Brentford and Chiswick Parishes 1841-1891; Chiskwick Parish 1801. PLUS 1901 Census local microfiche for Brentford and Chiswick
Brentford Library: New Brentford Parish 1810
Hounslow Library: Parishes of Chiswick, Old Brentford, New Brentford, Isleworth, Heston, Cranford, Bedfont, Feltham, Hanworth 1841-1891. PLUS 1901 Census local microfiche for the parishes of Chiswick, Old Brentford, New Brentford, Isleworth, Heston, Cranford, Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth.

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Hounslow Library:
Pigot & Co. London and Provincial Commercial Directory 1823-1839
Kelly's Post Office Directory of Middlesex 1852-1937

6(b) City and Town Directories

Chiswick Library:
Kelly's Directory. Chiswick, Gunnersbury and Brentford 1887-1939

6(c) Telephone Directories

Hounslow Library:
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth 1926 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Chiswick Library:
Middlesex Register of Electors 1889-1914
Brentford Division 1929-1938
Chiswick Division 1909-1939
Brentford and Chiswick 1945-1965
London Borough Hounslow 1965 to date
Hounslow Library:
Heston and Isleworth 1912-1965
London Borough of Hounslow 1965 to date
Feltham Library
London Borough of Hounslow 1965 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Chiswick Library: IGI for England. Microfiche
Hounslow Library: IGI for England. Micorifhce

9. Unpublished Indexes

Chiswick Library:
Chiswick Times 1895-1927
Brentford and Chiswick Times. 1927-1983
Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth Times 1983 to date
Hounslow Library:
The Middlesex Chronicle 1870-1995
The Hounslow Chronicle 1995 to date
The Hounslow Feltham and Hanworth Times 1987 to date

10. Parish Registers

Hounslow Library: All Saints Church, Isleworth: Births 1566-1852; Marriages 1566-1895; Banns 1754-1816, 1896-1911, 1920-1928; Burials 1566-1879 (originals and name indexed transcripts).
St. Mary The Virgin Church, East Bedfont: Births 1695-1941; Marriages 1695-1944; Burials 1678-1937 (transcripts with some name indexing).
Parish register microfilm for 16 Church of England parish churches in the London Borough of Hounslow.
Chiswick Library: Parish register microfilm for 7 Church of England parish churches in Brentford and Chiswick.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Runs of parish magazines - too many to list individually

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

In preparation

15. Local Record Offices

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
Tel: 020 7332 3820

Other information