The following is a list of reference works on London, which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.
To ensure that your message receives prompt attention please use the words London Lookups in your subject line. Many volunteers work on several projects at once and it can be hard for them to try and guess which one you are responding to. Failure to do so could result in your request being overlooked.
This site was created by Val Bushell and has now been taken over by Brian Fisk as Val had to give up for personal reasons. Much of the work in creating this site is Val's own work for which we all owe her a debt of gratitude.
|Chelsea Surname Index||John Mellors|
|City of London Surname Index||John Mellors|
|London - Information required: Name, Surname, Age (if known), County. Single queries only||Dave Reeves|
|London - Information required: Name, Surname, Age (if known), County. Single queries only||Rob Webster|
|London - Information required: Name, Surname, Age (if known), County. Single queries only||Maureen Knight|
|London - Information required: Name, Surname, Age (if known), County. Single queries only||Stella Watkin|
|1819 Pigots London Post Office Directory||Robyn Fulton|
|1822-23 Pigots London Commercial Directory||Robyn Fulton|
|1825 Pigots Directory London||Stella Watkin|
|1832 Pigots Directory for London, Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, & Sussex.||Craig Broadfield|
|1832 Pigots Directory London||Craig Broadfield|
|1839 Pigots Trade Directory London||John Mellors|
|1846 Post Office Directory London||John Mellors|
|1873 Post Office Directory of London (Street Name required) Please be aware that this directory relates to the central London (city) area only. It does not cover the outlying suburbs||Stuart Moverley|
|1892 Post Office Directory of London (Street Name required) Please be aware that this directory relates to the central London (city) area only. It does not cover the outlying suburbs||Stuart Moverley|
|directory of London Lithographic Printers 1800-1850||Anna Smart|
|Directory of London Photographers 1841-1908||Susan Allen|
|Directory of London Printers 1800-1840||Anna Smart|
|London 1865 Street Directory (N.B. This does not have a name index and can be used for checking addresses only)||Anna Smart|
|The British Vital Records Index contains nearly five million names from parish registers, civil registrations and other record collections in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The records on the index span more than three centuri||Stella Watkin|
|Alphabetical Index of Patentees of Inventions 1617-1852||John Hitchcock|
|Bedfordshire wills index prior to 1858||Stella Watkin|
|Palmers index to "The Times"||Stella Watkin|
|Stationers Company Apprentices 1701-1800||Anna Smart|
|The Phillimore Atlas & Index of Parish Registers||Garry Stuckey|
|Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850 by Howard L BLACKMORE||John Mellors|
|London Marriage Licences 1521-1800 (mainly before 1700)||Robyn Fulton|
|London Theatres and Music Halls 1850 - 1950 - indexed by name of theatre||Joanna Blatchley|
|MAXTED: The London Book Trades 1775-1800 |
This source covers people involved in the printing & publishing trades ONLY. It does not include any other trades.
Please also consult the Middlesex Look-up Exchange Page for further related titles.
Please contact Brian Fisk if you are willing to add your name to this list. Give the full title(s) of any reference you are prepared to check. Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc., etc..
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