2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Tel: 020 8994 1008
Fax: 020 8995 0016
Contact: Mrs C. Taylor, Arcivist
Chiswick Library's local collection covers Brentford and Chiswick.
24 Treaty Centre
Hounslow High Street
Middlesex, TW3 1ES.
Tel: 0845 456 2800
Fax: 0845 456 2880
Contact: James Marshall (Librarian) and Victoria Northwood (Heritage and Tourism Manager)
Hounslow Library's local collection covers the London Borough of Hounslow excepting Brentford and Chiswick.
Chiswick Library Local Studies Room
Monday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (Monday mornings by appointment only)
Thursday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700
Saturday: 1000 - 1300 by appointment, on alternate Saturdays.
Appointments are recommended when visiting the Local Studies Room.
Hounslow Library Local Studies Desk
Monday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (mornings by appointment only)
Tuesday: 1000 - 1300
Thursday: 1400 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 (mornings by appointment only)
Saturday: 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1700 on alternate Saturdays.
Appointments are recommended for visitors to the Local Studies Desk.
210 The Centre
Tel: 020 8890 3506
Please note that a small collection of photographs and local history books are housed at Feltham Library, but all local history enquiries are dealt with by the Local Studies Librarian at Hounslow.
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.
Hounslow Library holds the Registrar General's indexes to Births and Marriages in England and Wales on microfiche 1837-1900 only (no Deaths indexes are held).
5. Census returns
Chiswick Library: Brentford and Chiswick Parishes 1841-1891; Chiskwick Parish 1801. PLUS 1901 Census local microfiche for Brentford and Chiswick
Brentford Library: New Brentford Parish 1810
Hounslow Library: Parishes of Chiswick, Old Brentford, New Brentford, Isleworth, Heston, Cranford, Bedfont, Feltham, Hanworth 1841-1891. PLUS 1901 Census local microfiche for the parishes of Chiswick, Old Brentford, New Brentford, Isleworth, Heston, Cranford, Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth.
6(a) County and Regional Directories
Pigot & Co. London and Provincial Commercial Directory 1823-1839
Kelly's Post Office Directory of Middlesex 1852-1937
6(b) City and Town Directories
Kelly's Directory. Chiswick, Gunnersbury and Brentford 1887-1939
6(c) Telephone Directories
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth 1926 to date
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
Middlesex Register of Electors 1889-1914
Brentford Division 1929-1938
Chiswick Division 1909-1939
Brentford and Chiswick 1945-1965
London Borough Hounslow 1965 to date
Heston and Isleworth 1912-1965
London Borough of Hounslow 1965 to date
London Borough of Hounslow 1965 to date
7(b) Poll Books
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
Chiswick Library: IGI for England. Microfiche
Hounslow Library: IGI for England. Micorifhce
9. Unpublished Indexes
Chiswick Times 1895-1927
Brentford and Chiswick Times. 1927-1983
Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth Times 1983 to date
The Middlesex Chronicle 1870-1995
The Hounslow Chronicle 1995 to date
The Hounslow Feltham and Hanworth Times 1987 to date
10. Parish Registers
Hounslow Library: All Saints Church, Isleworth: Births 1566-1852; Marriages 1566-1895; Banns 1754-1816, 1896-1911, 1920-1928; Burials 1566-1879 (originals and name indexed transcripts).
St. Mary The Virgin Church, East Bedfont: Births 1695-1941; Marriages 1695-1944; Burials 1678-1937 (transcripts with some name indexing).
Parish register microfilm for 16 Church of England parish churches in the London Borough of Hounslow.
Chiswick Library: Parish register microfilm for 7 Church of England parish churches in Brentford and Chiswick.
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Runs of parish magazines - too many to list individually
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
14. Guides to Collections
15. Local Record Offices
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
Tel: 020 7332 3820