Place:Dalston, London, England

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NameDalston
Alt namesKingslandsource: Wikipedia
TypeArea
Coordinates51.545°N 0.07°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoHackney, London, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it was located 1900-1965
Hackney (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dalston is a neighbourhood of northeast Greater London, England, located since 1965 in the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Charing Cross (a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured). Prior to 1965 Dalston was in the smaller the metropolitan borough of Hackney.

Its historical borders are Kingsland Road and Kingsland High Street in the west, London Fields in the east, Downs Park Road in the north and the Shoreditch parish boundary in the south. Its main shopping street, Kingsland High Street, follows the route of the Roman Ermine Street, and has the road number A10. Modern Dalston is often seen as the area surrounding both sides of Kingsland High Street, even though some of the west side is within the London Borough of Islington.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dalston. Especially the section "History".

Research Tips

  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • A very useful FREE site for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800 is London Lives. This is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
  • London Ancestor, a website belonging to one of the London family history societies, has a list of transcriptions of directories from the 18th century, listing in one case "all the squares, streets, lanes, courts, yards, alleys, &C. in and about Five Miles of the Metropolis..." In other parts of the same website are maps of various parts of 19th century London and Middlesex.
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  • Registration Districts in London, Registration Districts in Middlesex, Registration Districts in Surrey, Registration Districts in Kent, are lists of the registration districts used for civil registration (births, marriages and deaths, as well as the censuses). There are linked supporting lists of the parishes which made up each registration district, the dates of formation and abolition of the districts, the General Register Office numbers, and the local archive-holding place. This work has been carried out by Brett Langston under the agency of GENUKI (Genealogy United Kingdom and Ireland) and UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths & Censuses on the Internet.
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