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Swindon Collection

The Swindon Collection of local studies and family history material can be found on floor 2 of the Central Library.

The Swindon Collection
Central Library
Regent Circus

Tel: 01793 463238
Fax: 01793 541319
Email: central.library@swindon.gov.uk

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Key resources:

  • Complete GRO index of Births, Marriages & Deaths, for the whole of England and Wales (1837-1999)
  • GRO Overseas index
  • International Genealogical Index (The LDS or Mormon Index)
  • Census records (1841-1901) with surname and street indexes where available
  • Parish registers, bishops transcripts and surname transcriptions where available (from 1538)
  • Free access to Ancestry.com Library Edition
  • All available parish magazines, newsletters and journals, including staff magazines for the Great Western Railway, Wills Tobacco, Garrards and Vickers.
  • Complete microfilm run of all local newspapers, including the Swindon Evening Advertiser (from 1854) and the North Wilts Herald (from 1861).
  • Complete microfilm run of The Times (from 1785) and access to The Times Digital
  • 3 microfiche readers and 4 microfilm/fiche readers with self-printing
  • Large collection of all available books, scrapbooks, leaflets, reports, and other ephemera, relating to Swindon and the surrounding area
  • Voters lists & electoral rolls for Swindon and Thamesdown (from 1945 to date)
  • Street, trade and telephone directories (including Kellys 1848-1939)
  • Local authors collection with an emphasis on Alfred Williams and Richard Jefferies.
  • Extensive collection of local maps (including earliest Ordnance Survey maps, geological maps and street maps)
  • Large historical photographic collection (over 6000 items)
  • Fully searchable catalogue

Archivist Consultation Dates

To help you with more complex research, archivists from the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre visit the Swindon Central Library for free public consultations. These are held from 10.00am to 12 noon on the following Mondays:

Dates for 2009

28 September 2009
26 October 2009
23 November 2009
14 December 2009

Wiltshire & Swindon Archives - Contact details

Wiltshire & Swindon Archives
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
Cockleberry Road
SN15 2QN

Tel: 01249 705500
Email:  archives@wiltshire.gov.uk
Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/history-centre.htm

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