Our London genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in London, England, including:
- Society of Genealogists Library
Contains parish register transcripts, apprenticeship indexes, directories and almanacs, heraldic visitations, marriage licenses, indexes to wills and marriages, pedigrees and birth briefs, local and specialist collections. Particularly valuable for research before the start of civil registration of births marriages and deaths in 1837.
- British Library
One of the two largest libraries in the world (other is Library of Congress). Contains 150 million items, including 14 million books, manuscripts and historical items dating back to2000 BC, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, and prints
- London Metropolitan Archives (MLA)
Largest local authority record office in the United Kingdom. Includes 105 km of books, maps, films, and photographs on London and Londoners dating from 1067 to the present day, covering every imaginable subject.
- Guildhall Library
Specializes in the history of London. Contains over 200,000 books from the 15th to the 21st centuries, including pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. Covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. Also holds extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes.