The principle repositories for genealogical data in our area are:

The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), covering much of Middlesex and inner London.

The Guildhall Library covers the City of London, but all of the city parish registers are at the LMA.

The Westminster Archives covers Westminster (although Paddington and Marylebone Parish Registers are at the LMA).

Various local archives and study centres are also located within our area. They not only hold archives, they can also provide a wealth of other information useful to family historians.

Yet more archive material and information can be found at Local History Societies and Museums.

Please note that London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society is not responsible for any of the websites listed below or the information they contain.

List of links

London Archive AreasLinks
Archives in London and the M25 areaAIM25 - Online research for archive collections of higher education institutions and learned societies within greater London
Barnet Local Studies & ArchivesLocal studies and archives | Barnet Council
Barnet MuseumOur Archive Online - BARNET MUSEUM
Barnet SocietyNews Archive | Barnet Society
Bishopsgate InstituteSpecial Collections and Archives | Bishopsgate Institute
Booth's poverty maps and police notebooksCharles Booth's London (
Brent Museum & ArchivesBrent Museum and Archives | Brent Council
British History OnlineUsing British History Online | British History Online (
British LibraryExplore Archives and Manuscripts (
Burgh House & Hampstead MuseumThe Collection | The Collection | Burgh House
Camden History SocietyResearch room — Camden History Society
Camden Local Studies & ArchivesLocal Studies and Archives Centre - Camden Council
Cemetery Scribes - Jewish headstone inscriptionsCemeteryScribes Jewish tombstone inscriptions, Find a grave Genealogy, Family History
College of ArmsCollege of Arms - College of Arms (
Commonwealth War Grave CommissionThe Commonwealth War Graves Commission | CWGC
Community Archives and Heritage GroupExploring 20th c. London | New contributions | Community Archives and Heritage Group
Ealing Local History CentreLocal history centre | Ealing Council
East of London Family History SocietyEoLFHS Datasets
East Surrey Family History SocietyEast Surrey FHS - Lingfield Research Centre
Enfield SocietyThe Enfield Society – Conserving our heritage and environment
Enfield Local Studies & ArchiveHome Page
Friern Barnet & District Local History SocietyOur Archives | Friern Barnet & District Local History Society (
General Register OfficeGeneral Register Office (GRO) - Official information on births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths
Guildhall LibraryGuildhall Library - The Library of London History - City of London
Guild of One Name StudiesGuild Resources (
Hampstead Garden Suburb ArchivesHampstead Garden Suburb - Archives (
Harefield History Society** Harefield History Society **
Haringey Archives & Local HistoryVisiting the Archive | Bruce Castle
Harrow Local History Collection & ArchiveOur Collections - Headstone Manor Museum
Hendon & District Archaeological SocietySt. Mary's, Hendon Burial Ground Survey - HADAS
Hertfordshire Archives & Local StudiesHertfordshire Archives and Local Studies | Hertfordshire County Council
Hillingdon Museum & Archives Hillingdon Museum and Archives Services - Hillingdon Council
Hornsey Historical SocietyArchive Collections held by the Hornsey Historical Society
Imperial War MuseumIWM Collections | Imperial War Museums
Islington Local History CentreIslington Council | Islington Local History Centre
Kensal Green CemeteryFriends Of Kensal Green Cemetery
Lambeth Palace LibraryCollections – Lambeth Palace Library
London Metropolitan ArchivesLondon Metropolitan Archives - City of London
London & Middlesex Archaeological SocietyArchives (
London Transport MuseumSearch our collection | London Transport Museum (
Middlesex Heraldry SocietyMiddlesex Heraldry Society (
North West Kent Family History SocietyData Sets | NWKFHS
Old Bailey OnlineOld Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court
Pinner Local History SocietyPinner Local History Society - Pinner Local History Society (
Potters Bar MuseumSt. Johns burial records - Potters Bar Museum
Probate Records SearchSearch probate records for documents and wills (England and Wales) - GOV.UK (
RAF Museum CollectionCollections – RAF Museum Collections
Society of Genealogists CollectionOur Collections (
The British Newspaper ArchiveHome | Search the archive | British Newspaper Archive
The Finchley SocietyArchives | Finchley Society
The GazetteThe Gazette | Official Public Record
The National ArchivesThe National Archives
The Ogilby Muster (Online Military Archive)The Ogilby Muster
UK Photo and Social History ArchiveUK Photo And Social History Archive (
Waltham Forest Family History SocietyWFFHS: Baptisms, burials, monumental inscriptions
Westminster ArchivesWestminster Archives | Westminster City Council
West Middlesex Family History SocietyResearch (
West Surrey Family History SocietyFree Resources (
Woolwich & District Family History SocietyWoolwich FHS » Parish Records