There are a variety of online resources available for helping you with your research and viewing our collections. Please note some of these resources are only available to view from the terminals at LMA.
Please click on the headings below for more information.
If you are browsing from the computer terminals at LMA the following online resources are available.
- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection of Newspapers
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers
- Consistory Court of London: Wills & Administrations
- Daily Mirror Digital Archive 1903 - present
- Dictionary of National Biography Online
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Family History Resources at Guildhall Library and London Metropolitan Archives
- London Probate Index A-E
- Official Index to The Times 1906 to 1980
- Palmers Index to The Times 1790 to 1905
- Times Digital Archive
To access them please click here
Please note that this link will only work if you are using the public terminals at London Metropolitan Archives.
View the ancestry.co.uk online collections for free from the computer terminals at LMA including the 1841 - 1901 UK Censuses and our own Board of Guardian Poor Law records.
Use the links below to go directly to our collections that are on ancestry.co.uk.
London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1834-1934
Our collection of Death and Burial registers from Hampstead, Holborn, Islington, Lambeth, Poplar, Stepney, St Pancras, St Marylebone, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster Boards of Guardians, are now searchable by name on Ancestry.co.uk. They are separate registers recording deaths and burials from workhouses, however they may not necessarily include every death that would have been recorded in an Admission and Discharge or Creed register.
London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1834-1906
Our collection of Birth and Baptism registers from Holborn, Islington, Lambeth, Paddington, Poplar, Stepney, St Pancras, St Marylebone, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster Boards of Guardians, are now searchable by name on Ancestry.co.uk. They are separate registers recording Births and Baptisms from workhouses, however they may not necessarily include every birth that would have been recorded in an Admission and Discharge or Creed register
London, England, Poor Law Records, 1840-1938
This is a collection of digitised images from various poor law institutions maintained by the Hampstead, Holborn, Islington, Lambeth, Paddington, Poplar, Stepney, St Pancras, St Marylebone, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster Boards of Guardians. As yet these records have not been indexed, however you can currently browse these records by individual Board. This collection is not yet complete and does not include every workhouse admission and discharge and creed register from the above mentioned Boards of Guardians.
City of London Library Catalogue
The catalogue lists most of the items held in the City of London's libraries. It shows where items can be found and whether they are available for loan.
Before making a special journey, please contact the library concerned to confirm that what you want is available.
If you are a library member you can check:
* What you have on loan, renew items and place reservations
* Whether you have any items awaiting collection
* Whether any charges are recorded as awaiting payment
You can also renew borrowed items online via My Account on the library catalogue or 24 hour renewals are available by telephone (touch tone phones only) on 020 7638 0568.
The City of London Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery is host to COLLAGE, an image database containing over 20,000 works of art from its collections. The database can be browsed from the above link or at the COLLAGE terminals at the City's Libraries, Guildhall Art Gallery or LMA.
Join us now at Flickr and post a comment on, or favourite, any of the fascinating images we have depicting life in the City of London.
From the architecture, fashion and markets of London to current events at LMA - take a look and get involved.
We are in the process of digitising our more popular map collections especially the ones found on open access in the Information Area at LMA. This will provide greater and easier access to them.
The following maps are available to view on our maps microsite "Magnifying the Metropolis" from within the terminals at LMA. All of them have interactive controls allowing you to zoom into the maps in a way that has not been previously available at LMA. Some of the maps that are available include:
- LCC Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945
- School Board for London Maps
- Parish Maps of London
- City of London Ward Maps
- Various Historical Maps of London including maps from Stanford's, J Cross, Reynolds and Langley & Belch
To access this microsite please click here
London Signatures, the essential service for family historians and anyone interested in the history of London and Londoners, has just got even bigger and better.
As well as the original index of 10,000 wills from the Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex, an additional 23,500 marriage bonds from the Commissary for the Archdeaconry of Surrey have been added to the index, which is searchable for free online. You can also purchase a digital copy of any will or marriage bond directly from the web, for just 4 GBP (around 7.90 US dollars)
To access London Signatures please click here