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Cambridgeshire County Council (Cambridge)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CAM

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Cambridgeshire Collection
Cambridge Central Library
7 Lion Yard
Tel: 01223 712027
Fax: 01223 712018
Email: your.library@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Contact: Christopher Jakes

Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1900
Tuesday: 0900-1900
Wednesday: 0900-1900
Thursday: 0900-1900
Friday: 0900-1900
Saturday: 0900-1730

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes. £23.50 per hour

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.

Locations No

5. Census returns


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Cambridgeshire 1791-1937

6(b) City and Town Directories

Cambridge: 1855-1975
Ely: 1944-1992
Littleport: 1909-1985
March: 1971-1992

6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Cambridge: 1844 to date
Cambridgeshire: 1870 to date
Isle of Ely: 1953 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Cambridge: 1774-1868
Cambridge University: 1780-1882
Cambridgeshire: 1722-1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)


9. Unpublished Indexes

Biography, obituaries, etc.
Newspaper indexing:
Cambridge Chronicle 1770-1899 (by place)
Wisbech Standard 1888-1926 (by place)
Photos/engravings: individuals indexed

10. Parish Registers

Published volumes only

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cambridgeshire Family History Society Journal 1977 to date

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

~See guides$

14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

County Record Office
Room 001
Shire Hall
Castle Street
Tel: 01223 717281
Fax: 01223 718823
Email: - county.records.cambridge@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Other information

Local collection covers area of former county of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, not Huntingdonshire or Peterborough.