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Date created: 10/29/2020

To explain the wide range of records held at London Metropolitan Archives, we have produced a series of research guides.

These guides reflect information on topics such as Family History, individuals such as Jack the Ripper, organisations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants and historical events such as the Great Dock Strike of 1889. Each detail the extent of the records held and how they can be accessed.

We hope they prove useful, but more importantly help provide a gateway into the diverse and varied collections available at London Metropolitan Archives.

Link to the research guides

Alphabetical list of research guides available:

  • Anglo Jewish Community at LMA
  • Births Marriages and Deaths Overseas
  • Black Caribbean Community Archives
  • Bravery Awards
  • Cemetery Records
  • Chinese Community Archives
  • Christ's Hospital and Bluecoat Schools
  • City Arms
  • City Freedom Archives
  • City of London Police Officer records
  • Civic court records
  • Clergy and church officials - sources for tracing their history
  • Convict records
  • Coroners records for London and Middlesex
  • County of London Sessions records
  • Court of Common Council
  • Directories of London and the Home Counties
  • Education History at LMA
  • Electoral Registers at LMA
  • Evacuation of Children from the County of London During the Second World War
  • Family History at LMA
  • Fire Insurance records
  • Foundling Hospital records
  • Gardening, parks and open spaces records
  • George Goodwin and the Builder
  • German Community in London
  • Great Dock Strike of 1889
  • Hospital patient records
  • Hospital Records
  • Huguenot Society of London publications
  • Imprisoned Debtors
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Jack the Ripper murders
  • Jewish Genealogy: A Summary of Sources at LMA
  • King Edwards Schools - pupil records
  • Land Tax Assessments for London and Middlesex
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Archives at LMA
  • Licensed Victuallers records
  • Livery Company members or apprentices
  • Lloyds of London Captains Registers and related sources
  • London School Attendance Medals
  • Lord Mayors of London
  • Marriage Licence Records
  • Medical practitioners - how to trace them
  • Merchant Taylors Company membership records
  • Middlesex Deeds Registry
  • Middlesex Sessions Records
  • Non-Anglican register transcripts
  • Nonconformist Records at LMA
  • Nursing history
  • Parish Registers
  • Pensions Archives at LMA
  • Poor Law Records in London and elsewhere
  • Prison Records
  • Russia Company
  • Sessions records for the City of London and Southwark
  • St Pauls Cathedral Archives at LMA
  • Stock Exchange London - records
  • Sworn Brokers Archives
  • Theatre and Music Hall sources at LMA
  • Thomas Doggetts Coat and Badge Race
  • Trinity House records
  • Vehicle registration and licensing records
  • Walter Rodney in the Huntley Archives
  • Watermen and Lightermen