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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/page-37/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CAM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local Studies Collection
Central Library
Broadway
Peterborough
PE1 1RX
Tel: 01733 348343
Fax: 01733 555277
Email: richard.hillier@peterborough.gov.uk
Contact: Enquiry Services Librarian: Local Studies


Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1900
Tuesday: 0900-1900
Wednesday: 0900-1900
Thursday: 0900-2000
Friday: 0900-1900
Saturday: 0900-1800
Sunday: 1030-1830 (limited service)


Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. Initial 15/20 minutes are free, thereafter charges apply.

Provided by local Record Office? Peterborough Archives Service: Initial 15/20 minutes are free, thereafter charges apply.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations GRO Index 1837-1925


5. Census returns

Peterborough Registration District: 1841-1901
Stamford Registration District: 1841(part), 1851-1901
Oundle R.D. 1851-1901
Whittlesey 1861-1901
1881 UK Census on CD-Rom


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Cambridgeshire (1800s) 1830, 1851, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1888, 1892
Cambridgeshire (1900s) 1904, 1908, 1912, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1937

Huntingdon (1800s) 1830, 1839, 1847, 1854, 1855, 1862, 1869, 1877, 1885, 1890, 1894
Huntingdon (1900s) 1903, 1906, 1914, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936

Lincolnshire (1800s) 1835, 1841, 1842, 1856, 1876, 1885, 1889, 1896
Lincolnshire (1900s) 1900, 1913, 1919, 1926, 1933, 1937

Northamptonshire (1800s) 1830, 1841, 1847, 1849, 1864, 1869, 1874, 1877, 1884, 1890, 1894, 1898
Northamptonshire (1900s) 1903, 1906, 1910, 1914, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1931, 1936, 1940

6(b) City and Town Directories

Peterborough & Area (1800s) 1876, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898

Peterborough and Area (1900s) 1901, 1907, 1912, 1922, 1925, 1927
Peterborough City only (1900s) 1940, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969

Stamford and Area (1900s) 1927, 1932, 1934, 1941, 1953, 1958, 1961, 1969

Oundle and Area (1900s) 1906, 1928, 1931, 1934, 1937

6(c) Telephone Directories

Peterborough Area 1932, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1939 (classified only), 1953 (classified only), 1958, 1960, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Peterborough Municipal Borough 1852, 1854 (microfilm), 1858-1868 (microfilm), 1878, 1885 (microfilm), 1951-1973
Peterborough Parlimentary Division:
North Northamptonshire 1918-1931, 1937-1938 (on microfilm)
Peterborough City Council Area 1974 to 2002
Old Fletton Urban District 1950, 1957-1973
Huntingdonshire (various parishes adjoining Peterborough) 1959, 1970 to 2002

7(b) Poll Books

Cambridgeshire 1857, 1868
Huntingdonshire 1857
Lincolnshire 1818, 1823
Northamptonshire 1702, 1705, 1730, 1748, 1806, 1832
Peterborough City 1837, 1852 (2), 1853, 1857, 1859, 1865, 1868


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992. Microfiche edition, covering England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire, Channel Islands and Isle of Man


9. Unpublished Indexes

NB. Photocopies of indexes held by Northants and Hunts Record Offices
Soke of Peterborough: Bishops Transcripts for 6 parishes.

Parish Registers for Peterborough St John the Baptist 1559-1812

Census 1851 for City of Peterborough; 1841-1891 for Werrington.
Monumental Inscriptions for Paston, Werrington and Eye

Huntingdonshire: MIs for 8 northern border parishes.

Lincolnshire: MIs for 4 southern border parishes


10. Parish Registers

NB microfilm copies of those registers no longer in use and deposited at the appropriate CRO.
Soke of Peterborough: all parishes except Longthorpe, Peterborough St Paul, Werrington
Lincolnshire: 11 southern border parishes
Cambridgeshire: Thorney and Whittlesey
Huntingdonshire: 10 northern border parishes
Northamptonshire: 10 northeastern border parishes only


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Soke of Peterborough: parish registers: extracts for Maxey, marriages for Glinton, Northborough, Peakirk and Castor.
Census: 1851 for Peterborough Registration District
Northamptonshire: Wills: 1510-1652; 1710-1800 (all for the Archdeaconry of Northampton). Visitations: 1564, 1618/9 and 1681.
Huntingdonshire: Marriage Index (whole county) 1601-1837.
Census Enumerators Books (northern border parishes only): 1841, 1851 & 1891.
Wills 1479-1652 (Archdeaconry of Huntingdon).
Visitations 1613 and 1684
Lincolnshire:Marriage Index (southern border parishes only, 1700-1837); Census 1851-1891 (whole county)
Wills 1280-1547, 1320-1600, 1660-1700, 1801-1858
Cambridgeshire:Parish Registers: Thorney.
Census Enumerators Books: 1851 (for Thorney and surname index for Isle of Ely only); 1851-1871 (for Whittlesey).


13. Other material

Wills from northern Deaneries of the Diocese of Peterborough proved by Peterborough Consistory Court, 1820-1858 (film).
PCC will indexes 1701-1800
National Probate Indexes 1858-1943


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Peterborough Archives Service
Central Library
Peterborough
PE1 1RX
Tel: 01733 742700

Northamptonshire Record Office
Wootton Hall Park
Northampton
NN4 9BQ
Tel: 01604 762129

Huntingdon Record Office
Grammar School Walk
Huntingdon
Peterborough
PE18 6LF
Tel: 01480 375842


Other information