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London Borough of Redbridge

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Unpublished indexes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, ESS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Library
Redbridge Central Library
Clements Road
Tel: 020 8478 7145 ext. 225
Fax: 020 8553 3299
Contact: Ian Dowling, Local Studies Librarian

Opening hours:

Opening hours not given

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Essex Record Office
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Registrar General's Index for England and Wales 1837-1992 (microfiche)

5. Census returns

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 for Ilford, Wanstead, Woodford
1881 Name index for England and Wales (microfiche)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Pigot's 'Essex and Middlesex 1838'
White: Essex. 1848, 1862
Kelly's: Essex. 1855-1937

6(b) City and Town Directories

Kelly's: Ilford 1899-1939
Kelly's: Wanstead, Woodford 1900-1952
Jones: Woodford 1886-1896
Kelly's: Post Office London 1984-1991

6(c) Telephone Directories

Ilford 1960 to date
South West Essex 1971 to date
London Yellow Pages 1971 to date
Thomson Local Directory (Ilford and Redbridge) 1982 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Ilford 1919-1964
Wanstead, Woodford 1939, 1945-1964
Redbridge 1965 to date

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1988 edition (microfiche)

9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers

St Mary, Great Ilford 1831-1926
St Mary, Wanstead 1641-1837
St Mary, Woodford 1638-1978
St Paul, Woodford Bridge 1855-1975
St Barnabas, Woodford Green 1904-1969
All Saints, Woodford Wells 1874-1902
St Laurence, Barkingside 1935-1966
Holy Trinity, Hermon Hill 1875-1975
St Philip and St James 1952-1970
All on microfilm

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Essex Review
Essex Journal
Essex Countryside
Essex Naturalist
Essex Archaeological Society Transactions
Essex Archaeology and History
Chelmsford Diocesan Chronicle
Cockney Ancestor
Family Tree Magazine
Wanstead Historical Society Journal
Woodford Historical Society Transactions

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Feet of Fines for Essex
Essex Wills
Wills at Chelmsford

13. Other material

Large collection of general material on Essex places and people with primary and secondary items, dating from 17th century to the present

14. Guides to Collections

In progress

15. Local Record Offices

Essex Record Office
County Hall
Tel: 01245 430067

Other information