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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Unpublished indexes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.slough.gov.uk/libraries
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879):

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Slough Library
High Street
SLOUGH
Berkshire
SL1 1EA

Tel: 01753 787511
Fax: 01753 825050
Email: library@slough.gov.uk
Contact Information Desk for Family History enquires


Opening hours:

Slough Library Opening Hours

Monday 9.00 - 5.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 7.00
Wednesday 9.30 - 7.00
Thursday 9.00 - 5.00
Friday 9.00 - 7.00
Saturday 9.00 - 4.00
Sunday CLOSED


Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes.

Fee-based? Yes. First 15 minutes are free.

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 Free access to GRO index via Ancestry Library Edition


5. Census returns

Free access to census material via Ancestry Library Edition
Names index for 1881 census for Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. (On Microfiche)
1851 Buckinghamshire Census on CD-ROM
Microfilm:
Amersham. 1841.

Beaconsfield. 1841.
Boveney. 1841 - 1901.
Britwell. 1851, 1861, 1881-1901.
Burnham. 1841 - 1901.

Cavalry Barracks Windsor. 1841, 1861 - 1881, 1901
Cippenham. 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901.
Clewer. 1841, 1851, 1871 - 1881, 1901.
Colnbrook. 1841 - 1901.

Datchet. 1841 - 1901.
Dedworth. 1841, 1851, 1871, 1881, 1901.
Denham. 1841 - 1891.
Ditton. 1841 - 1861. 1881, 1891.
Dorney. 1841 - 1901.

Easthampstead. 1841.
Egham. 1851, 1871, 1881, 1901(part).
Eton. 1841 - 1901.
Eton College. 1841 - 1901.
Eton Wick. 1851, 1871 - 1901.

Farnham Royal. 1841 - 1901 (Transcription & names index 1851).
Fulmer. 1841 - 1901.

Hedgerley. 1841 - 1901.
Hedgerley Dean. 1851 - 1901
Hitcham. 1841 - 1901.
Horton. 1841 - 1901.

Infantry Barracks, Windsor. 1841, 1861 - 1881, 1901.
Iver. 1841 - 1901.(Transcription & names index 1851)
Iver Heath. 1851 - 1901.(Transcription & names index 1851)

Langley Marish. 1841 - 1901. (Transcription & names index 1851)

New Windsor. 1841 - 1881.

Old Windsor. 1841 - 1881, 1901.

Penn. 1841.

Richings Park. 1851 - 1881, 1901.

Salt Hill. 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901.
Slough. 1851 - 1891, 1901.
Stoke Poges. 1841 - 1891, 1901.(Transcription & names index 1851)
Sunninghill. 1851 - 1881, 1901.

Taplow. 1841 - 1891, 1901.
Thorney. 1851 - 1881, 1901.
Thorpe. 1851, 1871, 1881.

Upton-cum-Chalvey. 1841 - 1891, 1901.(Names index 1851)

Wexham. 1841 - 1891, 1901.(Names index 1851)
Windsor Castle. 1841 - 1881, 1901.
Winkfield. 1841.
Wraysbury. 1851 - 1891.
Wyrandisbury. 1841, 1901.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Bucks 1830 (Pigot) to 1939 (Kelly).
Berks 1830 (partial photocopy of Pigot), 1852 (Slater) (full directory), to 1939 (Kelly).

Reasonably complete collection of Kelly's county directories for Bucks and Berks from 1864 - 1939, with odd copies of other county directories.

6(b) City and Town Directories

Slough 1796 (photocopy of Snare's directory) to 1959 (Kelly).
Windsor 1830 (photocopy of Pigot's directory) to 1974 (Kelly).

These directories include Datchet, Eton and Langley.

6(c) Telephone Directories

Slough Telephone Directories 1986- present
Reading (including Slough) Yellow Pages 1988 to present
Thompson Directory 1990 to present


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Slough Borough Council (full version) 1980-2002, edited version 2003 to date. 1949 - 1980 & full version 2003 to present at Slough Town Hall, Bath Road Pre-1949 at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (see section 15 for more details). South Buckinghamshire. 1982 to 2001. Some volumes have sections missing. 1950 to present at South Bucks District Council Offices, Denham. Pre-1949 at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (see section 15 for more details).

7(b) Poll Books

None held.



8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition, microfiche.

Also British Isles Genealogical Register 1997.



9. Unpublished Indexes

Names and subject index to Windsor Express newspaper: 1824-37 and some other years. Slough Observer Birth, Marriage and Death column index 1883 to 1929. Newspapers can be seen onSlough History Online Slough Observer index. 1883 & 1884 completed by June 2007 and more issues are being added each week.


10. Parish Registers

Slough Library holds microfilm copies and transcripts from across Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, including material from the following local parishes:
Burnham
Colnbrook
Datchet
Dorney
Eton
Eton Wick
Farnham Royal
Hedgerley
Hedsor
Horton
Iver
Iver Heath
Langley Marish
Slough St. Pauls
Stoke Poges
Taplow
Upton-cum-Chalvey
Wexham
Windsor, St. George's Chapel
Wraysbury
For a full list of coverage visit http://www.slough.gov.uk/libraries and follow the Local & Family History links. Local registers housed at Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, (see section 15).


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Berkshire Archaeological Journal. (Formerly Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal). 1889 to present (some gaps).

Records of Buckinghamshire. 1858 to present (some gaps).

Home Counties Magazine. 1899 - 1911.
Local Parish Magazines, various years.
Origins, The Journal of the Buckinghamshire Family History Society, 1976 to date.
BFHS, The Journal of the Berkshire Family History Society, 1977 to date.
Family Tree Magazine, 1991 to date.


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Berkshire Record Society publications.
Buckinghamshire Record Society publications.
Local material published by The Eureka Partnership


13. Other material

Windsor Express newspaper. 1812 to date.
Slough Observer newspaper. 1883 to date (1912 missing - replaced with 'Slough Chronicle' which is not otherwise held).
Evening Mail> daily local. 1969 - 1980.

Sizeable collection of published works about Eton College including registers and old boy reminiscences.
Local Newspaper cuttings file.
Copy of Stoke Poges Census of the Poor 1832 with names index
Transcriptions of monumental inscriptions for: St. Mary's Church, Langley, St. Mary's Church Slough, St. Laurence's Church , Upton, United Reform Church, Slough Baptist Chapel, Windsor, United Reform Church, Windsor, St. Michael's Church, Horton St. Andrew's Church, Wraysbury United Reform Church, Poyle, St. Mary's Church, Datchet, Datchet Cemetary & Chapel St. Andrew's Church, Clewer, Clewer Recreation Ground, Cemetary & New Churchyard Burial Ground at Bachelor's Acre, New Windsor St. John the Evangelist, Eton St. John the Baptist, Eton Wick St. James', Dorney St. Mary's church, Hitcham


14. Guides to Collections

A full description of Local Studies & Family History Collections visit http://www.slough.gov.uk/libraries and follow the Local & Family History links. Slough Observer from 1883-1929 can be browsed onSlough History Online


15. Local Record Offices

Church and pre-1974 County records held at:

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies,
County Hall
Walton Street
AYLESBURY
Bucks
HP20 1UU.
Tel:
Archives: (01296) 382587.
Local Studies: (01296) 382250.
Fax:(01296) 382771
Website:http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/archives

Slough Borough Council and post-1974 county records held at:
Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF
Tel: 0118 901 5132
Fax: (0118) 901 5131
Email:arch@reading.gov.uk
Website: http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk


Other information

New users of the Local Studies collection can book an appointment with the local studies librarian for a guided introduction.