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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Unpublished indexes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.warwickshire.gov.uk/services
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): WAR

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Warwick Library
Barrack Street
Warwick
CV34 4TH
Tel: 01926 412189/412488
Fax: 01926 412784
Email: warwicklibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk
Contact: Mrs Lesley J. Kirkwood (Local History Librarian)




Opening hours:

Monday: 09.30-20.00
Tuesday: 09.30-17.30
Wednesday: 09.30-17.30
Thursday: 09.30-20.00
Friday: 09.30-17.30
Saturday: 09.30-16.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.



Other Libraries:

Alcester Library
Priory Road
Alcester B49 5DZ
Tel: 01789 762430
Fax: 01789 766792

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 09.30-19.00
Thursday: 09.30-17.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-12.30

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.


Atherstone Library
Long Street
Atherstone CV9 lAX
Tel: 01827 712395/712034
Fax: 01827 720285
Email:atherstonelibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.00-20.00
Tuesday: 09.00-18.00
Wednesday: 09.00-20.00
Thursday: 09.00-18.00
Friday: 09.00-18.00
Saturday: 09.00-16.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Bedworth Library
High Street
Bedworth
CV12 8NF
Tel: 024 76312267
Fax: 024 76640429
Email: bedworthlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: 09.30-19.00
Wednesday: 09.30-13.00
Thursday: 09.30-19.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-16.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Kenilworth library
Smalley Place
Kenilworth CV8 1QG
Tel: 01926 852595/850708
Fax: 01926 864503
Email: kenilworthlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: 09.30-19.00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 09.30-19.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-16.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Leamington Spa library
Royal Pump Rooms
The Parade
Leamington Spa
CV32 4AA
Tel: 01926 742721/742722
Fax: 01926 742749
Email:leamingtonlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-20.00
Tuesday: 09.30-20.00
Wednesday: 09.30-1700
Thursday: 09.30-20.00
Friday: 09.30-17.00
Saturday: 09.00-16.00
Sunday: 10.00-14.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Nuneaton Library
Church Street
Nuneaton
CV11 4DR
Tel: 024 76384027/76347006
Fax: 024 76350125
Email: nuneatonlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.00-19.00
Tuesday: 09.00-18.00
Wednesday: 09.00-19.00
Thursday: 09.00-17.00
Friday: 09.00-18.00
Saturday: 09.00-16.00
Sunday: 10.00-14.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Rugby library
Little Elborow Street
Rugby
CV21 3BZ
Tel: 01788 542687/571813/535348/533250
Fax: 01788 5332552
Email: rugbylibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-17.00
Tuesday: 09.30-20.00
Wednesday: 09.30-17.00
Thursday: 09.30-20.00
Friday: 09.30-17.00
Saturday: 09.30-16.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.

Stratford on Avon library
12 Henley Street
Stratford on Avon
CV37 6PZ

Tel: 01789 292209/296904
Fax: 01789 268554
Email: stratfordlibrary@warwickshire.gov.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 09.30-19.00
Tuesday: 09.30-17.30
Wednesday: 09.30-17.30
Thursday: 09.30-17.00
Friday: 09.30-19.00
Saturday: 09.30-16.00
Sunday: 10.00-14.00

At week-ends and Bank holiday periods, it is advisable to telephone for confirmation of opening times.





3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Contact: County Record Office,Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick. Warwickshire. CV34 4JS
Tel: 01926 412735
Fax: 01926 412509
Email: recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk




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

Census returns on microfilm are available for the years 1841,1851,1861,1871, 1881 and 1891 for most of the local towns and villages. The census for the whole of the county, with a few exceptions, for 1841-1891, is available at the
County Record Office Email:recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

NB Volumes marked with an asterisk also contain directories for Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire

Abbreviations used below
Ac Alcester Library
At Atherstone Library
Be Bedworth Library
KeKenilworth Library
Lm Leamington Library
(m) Microfilm/microfiche
Nu Nuneaton
Ru Rugby Library
St Stratford Library
Wa Warwick Library


Bennett & Co Business Directory for Warwickshire
1900 (Lm)

Chambers Trade Register of the Midlands
1958, 1962, 1966 (Wa)
1967, 1972 (Lm, Wa)
1973, 1974 (Wa)
1975/6 (Lm, Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire
1939 (Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland
1922, 1936, 1941 (Nu)

Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire
1877 (Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Oxfordshire
1877, 1891, 1939 (Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire
1940 (Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire (also known as Post Office Directory)
1860 (Nu*), 1864 (Lm*, St*; Ac, At, Be, Wa, all (m))
1872 (Lm*, Nu*)
1876 (Lm*, Nu*)
1880 (Lm*, Ac, At*, Be, St, Wa all (m)
1884 (Lm*)
1888 (Lm*),
1892 (Lm*, Nu, St*)
1896 (Ac, Lm*, Wa)
1904 (Ac, Lm*, Wa, At, Be, St all (m))
1908 (Lm*, Wa)
1912 (At, Lm*),
1916 (Ac, Lm*, Wa),
1921 (Lm*), 1924 (At, Lm*)
1928 (Ac, At*, Lm*, Wa*)
1932 (Ac, Lm*, Nu*, At, St, Wa)
1936 (Ac, Lm, Nu*, Wa),
1940 (Ac, Lm*, Nu*, At, Ru, St, Wa)

Kelly's Post Office Directory of London & Birmingham , in Warwickshire & part of South
Staffordshire
1845,1860, 1866, 1872,1876,1900, 1916, 1924 (Nu)

Midland Counties of England Trades Directory
1940/41,1959/60, 1960/61,1962/63 (Wa)
1968/69 (At)

Morris & Co Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of Warwickshire with Birmingham
1866 (Lm, Nu; Ac, At, Be, Ke, Ru, St, Wa all (m) only)

Percy, Butcher & Co Stratford upon Avon, Leamington and Warwick Directory
1873/74 (St; At, Be, Lm, Wa (m) only)

Pigot's Directory of Warwickshire
1828/29 (Lm; Be, Nu, St, Wa all (m) only)
1830 (Ac, Be, Ke, Nu,(m) only)
1835 (Lm, Nu; Ac, Be, St, Wa all (m) only),
1841 (Lm, Be, Ru)
1842 (At, Ac, Be, Nu, (m) only)

Post Office Directory see Kelly's Directory

Slater & Co Warwickshire Directory
1850 (Lin, Wa; Ac, At, Be, St all (m) only),
1851 (Nu)

Stevens, Geo & Co Directory of Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth, Nuneaton and Warwick, including the towns within twelve miles of Coventry
1880 (Lm, Nu; Ac, At, Be, St, Wa, all (m) only)

Universal British Directory (Warwickshire section)
1792 (St; Be, Lm, Nu, Wa all (m) only)

West, William. History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire
1830 (Ac, Ke, Lm, Nu, St, Wa, At, Ru)

White, Francis & Co. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Warwickshire
1850 (Ac, At, Ke, Lrn, Nu, Ru, St, Wa),
1874 (Ac, At (m), Ke, Lm, Nu, Ru, St, Wa; Be




6(b) City and Town Directories

The Advertiser Rugby Almanacks 1895-1963 (Ru)
Atherstone Yearbook 1899 (At)
Barrett Directory of the Urban District of Hinckley, Municipal Borough of Nuneaton and
Rural District of Atherstone1956/57 (At)

Beck's Leamington Annual Directory Diary and Almanack
1870-1887, 1890-1893
1895-1897 (Lm)
1880 (Wa)
(Lm and Wa full sets (m) as well)

Birmingham and District Trades Directory 1954/55,1956/57, 1958/59, 1965/66, 1966/67 (Wa)

Chambers Trade Register of Birmingham and District 1957 (Wa)

Directory of Coventry
1839/40 (Nu),
1955/56 (Lm),
1962 (Nu), 1969 (Lm)

Dewhirst, T S. Directory of Royal Leamington Spa 1849 (Lm; Wa (m))

Hopewell's Rugby Almanack 1888,1890-1894 (Ru)

Kelly's Directory of Birmingham 1971/72,1972/73 (Lm, Wa), 1973/74 (Lm, Wa)

Kelly's Directory of Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Kenilworth, etc
1927-1943, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967-1971 (Lm, St and Wa)
1933-1934, 1936-1939, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963/64,1965/66, 1967-1971 (Ke)
1942-1943 (Ac) (Lm and Wa full sets (m) as well)

Kelly's Directory of Warwick and Leamington Spa
1972,1973 (Ke, Lm, St, Wa)
1974 (Ac, Ke, Lm, St, Wa) (Lm and Wa full sets (m) as well)

Kennings Rugby Almanack 1870-1876,1877-1879,
1880-1884,1885-1889,
1887-1890 (Ru)

Leamington SPA Courier ABC Directory of Royal 1902 (Lm) Leamington Spa

Midland Times Almanack 1886-1900 (Ru)

Midland Times Directory and Yearbook 1905-1908 (Ru)

Midland Times and Rugby Gazette Directory 1902-1904 (Ru)

Nuneaton Directory 1880,1933,1938-1939
(Nu)
Nuneaton Directory of Names 1880 (Nu)

PJ Ltd Coventry Directory 1933/34,1939/40 (Wa)

Read & Rogers Rugby Almanack 1854-57,1857-59,1864, 1866/67 (Ru)

Read & Rogers Rugby Family Almanack 1860-1864,1866 (Ru)

Rugby Borough Directory 1969, t972 (Ru)

Spennell's Directory of North Warwickshire 1912/13 (Ru; At, Be, Nu (m) only)

Spennell's Directory of South Warwick shire
1880 (Lm, Wa (m)),
1884-1882 (Wa; 1882 also Ac, Ke)
1883-1910 (Lm, Wa; 1883-1884, 1889, 1897 also at Ac; 1883, 1884, 1887, 1889, 1900,1903, 1906-1910 also at St), 1911-1916 (Lm, St, Wa); 1915 also at Ac)
1917, 1919, 1920 (Lm, St, Wa)
1921 (Lm)
1922, 1924-1927 (Lm, St, Wa)
1880-1917, 1920-1927 (m) at Lm, Wa, 1882-1916, 1919-1922, 1924-1927, (m) at Ke, St

Tait's Rugby Almanack 1859-1865, 1870-1884 (Ru)

Tate & Hopewell's Rugby Almanack 1882-1884, 1886-1887 (Ru)

Three Towns Directory (Atherstone, Bedworth and Nuneaton) 1922, 1929 (Nu)

White, Francis & Co History & General Directory of Birmingham 1849 (Wa)

Williams Guide & Directory of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth 1846 (Lm)

Wrighton's New Triennial Directory of Birmingham 1818 (Wa)

6(c) Telephone Directories



7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition for the British Isles (including Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands):
(Leamington and Nuneaton Libraries)

1988 edition for the British Isles:
(Rugby Library)

1984 edition for the British Isles:
(Stratford Library)

The 1992 edition for Warwickshire:
(Alcester, Atherstone, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Rugby, Southam, Stratford and Warwick Libraries)

The 1988 edition for Warwickshire:
(Studley)

In addition, the IGI 1992 edition of the British Isles is also held at the County Record Office.





9. Unpublished Indexes


10. Parish Registers






11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Warwickshire County Record Office
Priory Park
Cape Road
Warwick
CV34 4JS
Tel: 01926 412735
Fax: 01926 412509
Email:




Other information

Placename Baptisms Marriages Burials Location
Attleborough 1842-1965 1854-1968 1842-1946 Nu
Bilton 1655-1963 1655-1966 1655-1931 Ru
Bilton, New 1868-1947 1868-1964 1868-1907 Ru
Brownsover 1593-1968 1593-1966 1593-1979 Ru
Caldecote 1725-1964 1725-1975 1725-1961 Nu
Chilvers Coton 1654-1955 1654-1969 1654-1952 Nu
Clifton-on-Dunsmore 1594-1949 1594-1965 1594-1981 Ru
Dunchurch 1538-1948 1538-1974 1538-1972 Ru
Galley Common 1924-1949 1924-1963
-----
Nu
Hartshill 1848-1957 1848-1965 1848-1918 Nu
Hillmorton 1564-1959 1564-1940 1564-1957 Ru
Mancetter 1576-1961 1576-1990 1576-1982 Nu
Newbold-on-Avon 1559-1976 1559-1958 1559-I954 Ru
Nuneaton, St Nicolas 1577-1955 1577-1980 1577-1923 Nu
Nuneaton, St Mary 1879-1965 1878-1970 1878-1964 Nu
Rugby, Holy Trinity 1854-1974 1875-1974 ----- Ru
Rugby, St Andrew 1621-1940 1621-1976 1621-1950 Ru