2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Birkenhead Reference Library
Tel: 0151 652 6106 EXT 7
Fax: 0151 653 7320
Contact: Karen Brierly
Bebington Central Library
Tel:0151 643 7224
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:0900-1300 1400-2000.
Friday, Saturday:0900-1300 1400-1700. Wednesday, Sunday:Closed
Wallasey Central Library
Tel:0151 639 2334
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:0900-2000. Friday:0900-1700.
Saturday:0900-1300 1400-1700. Sunday: Closed
3. Research Service
Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.
GRO Index for England and Wales. Births, Deaths & Marriages 1837-1996
5. Census returns
1841 Wirral, Stoke, Shotwick and Eastham (microfilm.)
1851 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1851 Cheshire (CD-ROM)
1861 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1861 Surname Location Index to Census (microfiche.)
1871 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm.)
1871 Cheshire (CD-ROM)
1881 Wirral, Neston, Burton and Eastham (microfilm and CD-ROM.)
1881 Index (surname, birthplace, census place, enumeration and misc.)
1891 Wirral Census (fiche.)
1901 Wirral Census (fiche.)
6(a) County and Regional Directories
Large collection of Regional Directories covering 19th and 20th centuries available on request
6(b) City and Town Directories
Various local Town Directories. Liverpool regional directories also cover parts of Wirral at different dates.
A collection of Directories are available on microfilm and CD-ROM
6(c) Telephone Directories
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
Birkenhead 1862 to present
7(b) Poll Books
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
1992 fiche version. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands.
9. Unpublished Indexes
10. Parish Registers
Registers for C of E Parishes available for Wirral in book form on microfiche and/or microfilm. Selected Parish Registers for other North West areas are also available in various forms. In addition we also hold Lancashire & Yorkshire Parish Register Society records for various dates
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Family Tree magazine
Harleian Society + Parish Registers series
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
Local Cemetery Records (microfilm.) Monumental Inscriptions for Wirral Parishes. Tithe maps and Schedules for Wirral. Annual volumes of the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Harleain Society publications (edited manuscripts relating to genealogy, family history and heraldry.) Marriage Index of Cheshire: Bertram Merrell Marriage Index and Hartley Jones Marriage Index (on CD-ROM.) National Burial index of England and Wales
14. Guides to Collections
Family History Guide
Birkenhead Central Library
Family History Resources
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral
15. Local Record Offices
Cheshire Record Office
01244 602 574
www.ancestry.co.uk available through computer access at any Wirral Library.
We are also WI-FI enabled.