2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Special Collections Library
Southampton Reference Library
Tel: 023 8083 2205
Fax: 023 8033 6305
3. Research Service
Limited, specific requests undertaken at Librarian's discretion.
Provided by local Record Office?
No but Southampton Archives has available a list of local researchers.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.
5. Census returns
1841-1901 Southampton and some surrounding parishes
Name index for 1851 and 1881 censuses. 1891 index in progress by Hampshire Genealogical Society. 1871 & 1881 index in progress by volunteer members of Southampton Libraries and Archives' Family History Club.
6(a) County and Regional Directories
Isle of Wight 1879-1937
6(b) City and Town Directories
6(c) Telephone Directories
Southampton Yellow Pages 1980-
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
Registers for 1832-1918, 1930-31 are available in Southampton Archives
7(b) Poll Books
Poll Books and related material for Southampton
Poll Books 1794-1865
Earlier records are available in Southampton Archives
List of voters 1790-1830
List of burgesses 1835-1843
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
1992 edition on microfiche for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
9. Unpublished Indexes
See Section 13
10. Parish Registers
Transcripts of Southampton Anglican parishes and a few adjacent parishes; various dates to 1812 or 1837. Indexed by name
Originals held in Southampton Archives, with name index usually to c.1900
A few non-conformist registers (transcripts only) indexed by name, to 1837
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Family Tree Magazine 1992-
Genealogists Magazine 1925-
Hampshire Family Historian 1994-
Gentleman's Magazine 1733-1869
Hampshire Magazine 1960-
Proceedings Hampshire Field Club 1885-
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
Newspaper clippings of local interest since 1939 (includes biographical clippings). This is in lieu of indexing local newspapers
Over 10,000 printed books, as well as pamphlets, illustrations, maps and newspapers/periodicals on Southampton and its region
Indexes to newspaper clippings, journal articles and ships
Major maritime collection focused on merchant shipping. Indexes to ships, shipping lines and to publications on the 'Titanic'
14. Guides to Collections
Local Studies and other historical collections in Southampton and South West Hampshire. 2000 (free from Special Collections Library on receipt of a SAE)
15. Local Record Offices
Southampton Archives Service
Tel: 023 8083 2251
Fax: 023 8083 2156
Official proof of address is required to use the Special Collections Library.
Advanced booking of microfilm and microfiche readers/printers is recommended.