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Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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Unpublished indexes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.kingston.gov.uk/museum/localhistory.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SRY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Kingston Local History Room
North Kingston Centre
Richmond Road
Surrey KT2 5PE
Tel: 020 8547 6738
Fax: 020 8547 6747
[email protected]
Contact: Emma Rummins, Local History Officer

Opening hours:

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

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes.

Fee-based? Yes. �13.00 per hour (inclusive of VAT, postage, and up to 5 photocopies))

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 Not held

5. Census returns

1841-1891 Kingston Borough area

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

National 1794
National 1811

Surrey 1823-1938

6(b) City and Town Directories

Kingston 1864-1971

Surbiton 1939-1971

6(c) Telephone Directories

Kingston 1969 to date

London SW Yellow Pages 1972 to date

Thompson Directory Kingston 1984 to date

Yellow Pages: Kingston Local 1995 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Kingston & Surbiton 1918 to date

7(b) Poll Books

None held

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Surrey 1988 and 1992 (microfiche)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Kingston Censuses
Card index to 1841 census
Computerised indexes to 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses
(Work is in progress to turn these indexes into a large 19th Century database)

Surrey Comet Newspaper indexes
c.1890-c.1930 and 1970 to date

Kingston parish registers card index: 1541-c1800

10. Parish Registers

Kingston Parish (All Saints)
1541-1870 (Typescript)
1541-1875 (Microfilm)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

East Surrey Family History Society Journal, 1977 to date
Family Tree Magazine, March 1987-October 1997

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Surrey Record Society (A large run with some gaps)
Teaching packs (all with some facsimile archives and transcripts from the collection)

Kingston in maps
Theatres and cinemas
Market place
Road, rail and river
Kingston children
Inns and hotels
Tudors and Stuarts
Living in Kingston in the 20's and 30's

13. Other material

Surrey 1881 census index (microfiche)
(see also Section 9 for other indexes to the censuses)

Surrey Comet newspaper 1854 to date
Kingston Borough News newspaper 1963-1980

Large local history collection of the Kingston area: books, maps, photographs, etc

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to Borough archives,1974. Available from Emma Rummins at Kingston Local History Room. (See Section 2 or Section 15 for address).

15. Local Record Offices

Kingston Local History Room
North Kingston Centre
Richmond Road
Surrey KT2 5PE
Tel: 0181 547 6738
Fax: 0181 547 6747
[email protected]
Contact: Emma Rummins, Local History Officer

Other information