London, England Genealogy

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Guide to London ancestry, family history and genealogy parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Welcome to the London page

This page is about the City of London proper (one square mile). For Greater London Gotoarrow.png see Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.

Unique genealogical features: 
Tower Bridge and the dome of St Paul's

London is the United Kingdom's capital. 'The Square Mile' included 109 parishes. Today, Greater London has expanded into Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, and Essex. What is the difference between London and Greater London? Read more.

Flag of the City of London
Location of London in England

Featured Content[edit | edit source]

Historic London Parishes[edit | edit source]

Visscher's view of London, 1616
All Hallows Barking • All Hallows Bread Street • All Hallows Honey Lane • All Hallows Lombard Street • All Hallows London Wall • All Hallows Staining • All Hallows the Great • All Hallows the Less • Barnard's Inn • Bridewell Chapel • Christ Church Newgate Street • Furnival's Inn • Holborn St Andrew • Holy Trinity Gough Square • Holy Trinity the Less • Holy Trinity Minories • Lambe's Chapel • St Alban Wood Street • St Alphage London Wall • St Andrew by the Wardrobe • St Andrew Holborn • St Andrew Hubbard • St Andrew Undershaft  • St Ann Blackfriars  • St Ann and St Agnes  • St Antholin  • St Augustine • St Bartholomew by the Exchange • St Bartholomew the Great • St Bartholomew the Less • St Bartholomew Moor Lane • St Benet Fink • St Benet Gracechurch • St Benet Paul's Wharf • St Benet Sherehog • St Botolph Billingsgate • St Botolph Aldersgate • St Botolph without Aldgate • St Botolph without Bishopsgate • St Bride Fleet Street • St Christopher le Stocks • St Clement Eastcheap • St Dionis Backchurch • St Dunstan in the East • St Dunstan in the West • St Edmund the King • St Ethelburga • St Faith • St Gabriel Fenchurch • St George • St Giles without Cripplegate • St Gregory by St Paul • St Helen Bishopsgate • St James Duke's Place • St James Garlickhithe • St John the Baptist upon Wallbrook • St John the Evangelist • St John Zachary • St Katherine by Tower Precinct • St Katherine Coleman • St Katherine Cree • St Lawrence Jewry • St Lawrence Pountney • St Leonard Eastcheap • St Leonard Foster Lane • St Magnus the Martyr • St Margaret Lothbury • St Margaret Moses • St Margaret New Fish Street • St Margaret Pattens • St Martin Ludgate • St Martin Orgar • St Martin Outwich • St Martin Pomeroy • St Martin Vintry • St Mary Abchurch • St Mary Aldermanbury • St Mary Aldermary • St Mary at Hill • St Mary Axe • St Mary Bothaw • St Mary Colechurch • St Mary le Bow • St Mary Magdalene Milk Street • St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street • St Mary Mounthaw • St Mary Somerset • St Mary Staining • St Mary Woolchurch Haw • St Mary Woolnoth • St Matthew Friday Street • St Michael Bassishaw • St Michael Cornhill • St Michael Crooked Lane • St Michael le Querne • St Michael Paternoster Royal • St Michael Queenhithe • St Michael Wood Street • St Mildred Bread Street • St Mildred Poultry • St Nicholas Acons • St Nicholas Cole Abbey • St Nicholas Olave • St Olave Hart Street • St Olave Old Jewry • St Olave Silver Street • St Pancras Soper Lane • St Paul's Cathedral • St Peter Cheap • St Peter Cornhill • St Peter le Poer • St Peter Paul's Wharf • St Sepulchre • St Stephen Coleman Street • St Stephen Walbrook • St Swithun London Stone • St Thomas the Apostle • St Vedast Foster Lane • Staple Inn • Thavie's Inn • The Temple
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Major Repositories[edit | edit source]

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

More than one hundred higher education institutions, learned societies, livery companies and cultural groups have made descriptions of their collections and of which are searchable at AIM25. AIM25 includes London repositories mostly within and surrounding the M25 area.

Did You Know[edit | edit source]

  • Archives for London is passionate about archives in or about London. It is the independent voice for archives in the UK's capital city and brings together everyone interested in London's documentary history - users, practitioners and enthusiasts.  Through free seminars, exclusive behind-the-scenes archive tours, an annual conference and other events everyone can find out more about the documents, photographs and films that tell the many stories of London and Londoners. Visit Archives for London for more details.

 Websites[edit | edit source]

To view an excellent list of web sites for London, visit and/or