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If you can't find the answers to the questions you need, we're happy to help!

We can be contacted by post, telephone, fax or email using the contact details below:

Our telephone enquiry service operates from 9.30am - 4.45pm Monday - Thursday, although you can still ask members of staff for advice if you are here in person at any time during opening hours.

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB

T: 020 7332 3820
F: 020 7833 9136
Email: LMA Enquiries

Enquiry service Ask a question

All enquiries sent to us are processed and answered via our QuestionPoint system. All answers will generate a response from the 'Ask a Librarian' team and have a subject line that includes a QuestionPoint number. Sometimes these emails are caught in spam folders or in firewalls, so please do ensure that you check these for an answer to your question.

Free enquiry service

Our basic enquiries service is free and provides information about the records we hold and the services we offer. 

Note: We do not search through documents as part of this free service.

It is best to contact us by email if you can as it allows us time to give you a considered answer. We do not answer phone calls on Fridays.

We answer all enquiries in order of receipt and our aim is to answer:

  • 100% of general enquiries within 10 working days
  • 100% of Paid Document Research Service enquiries within 20 working days

Our Collections pages and our catalogue are good places to start if you want to know more about the archives we hold. 

Paid document research service

Use the paid document research service if you are unable to visit LMA, or you would like us to carry out research on your behalf.

We are unable to search through documents as part of our free enquiry service.

Records held at LMA

The vast majority of our collections are listed and described in the LMA Collections Catalogue and many of the key family history sources we hold, including Anglican parish registers, are available to use online through our partnership with Ancestry website.

For a general overview of the records we hold, you can find out more on our collections pages.

You can also find some more detailed information on research topics and some of our important collections by browsing through our information leaflets

In addition to this, the majority of LMA's collections are listed on the Access to Archives website.

Family history sources NOT held at LMA

We do not hold any census data, (either on microfiche or online) or civil registration records of births, marriages and deaths.

For information on the census, please visit the National Archives and for civil registration, visit the GOV.UK website.

This is your first step when tracing your UK family tree.

30 March 2012
Last Modified:
17 December 2019