Maidenhead Library has many useful books and
documents for family historians.
The collection is in three main areas:
- Books on family history are available for
loan on the ground floor. Dewey decimal 929
- General reference books are to be found on
the upper floor.
- Local history books, microfiche and microfilm
are also on the upper floor. Ask the
library staff to access many of these books
and documents as some are kept in locked
cupboards. If you cannot find particular
books or documents consult the computer index.
General sources for family
International Genealogical Index (IGI) 1988
edition on microfiche.
Peerage, surname dictionaries, Who Was Who, UK
telephone directories, Ordnance Survey maps,
Crockford's ClericalDirectory, etc.
Sources for local families:
Local censuses for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881
and 1891 indexed by name, by location, by birthplace
available on microfiche.
Maidenhead Advertiser from 1870 available on
Parish register transcripts available on request.
Electoral Registers, some from 1945.
Street directories from 1890.
Windsor Hall Books - transcriptions of council
proceedings before this century.
Local history books mostly concerning Maidenhead,
Cookham, Bray, but a number from other local areas.
Before 1857 there were no parish churches in
Maidenhead so Church of England baptisms, marriages
and burials took place at Cookham for Maidenhead
north of the London to Bath Road (A4) and at Bray for
the area south of the road.
Internet connections are available at 2.50