Place:Newham (London Borough), Greater London, England

NameNewham (London Borough)
TypeBorough (metropolitan)
Coordinates51.516°N 0.033°E
Located inGreater London, England     (1965 - )
See alsoBarking, Essex, Englandmunicipal borough which was part transferred to Newham in 1965
East Ham, Essex, Englandcounty borough which was transferred to Newham in 1965
West Ham, Essex, Englandcounty borough which was transferred to Newham in 1965
North Woolwich, Kent, Englandpart of borough of Woolwich transferred to Newham in 1965
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The London Borough of Newham is a London borough formed from the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham, within the area commonly known as East London.

It is situated 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London, and is north of the River Thames. Newham was devised for the borough as an entirely new name. It had an estimated population of 310,500 as of the UK census of 2011.

Wikipedia also has sections on "Governance" and "Demography" among other topics that may be of interest.

Greater London Research Tips

  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex", "Surrey" and "Kent" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • The London Metropolitan Archives (40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB) holds records relating to the whole of Greater London. Ancestry (subscription necessary) has produced transcriptions and provides images of lists of baptisms, marriages, and burials in churches across Greater London. These lists start in 1813 and stretch into the 20th century.
  • GENUKI has a long list of websites and archive holders in addition to London Metropolitan Archives above. (The list from GENUKI is not maintained so well that there is never a dead link in it. However, it is often worth googling the title given on the page just in case the contributor has reorganized their website.)
  • GENUKI also has a list of the Archives and Local Studies Libraries for each of the boroughs of Greater London.
  • The London Encyclopaedia by Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. An e-book available online through Google, originally published by Pan Macmillan. There is a search box in the left-hand pane.
  • London Lives. A very useful free website for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800. 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.
  • The proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. This website is free to use.
  • 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.

Essex Reseach Tips

Essex has a large enough population to merit a much longer list than this one. Users are welcome to add other websites and organizations with Essex interests to this template.

  • Essex Record Office Wharf Road, Chelmsford CM12 6YT. Telephone (01245) 244644 ero.enquiry@essexcc.gov.uk
  • Colchester & North East Essex Branch, 1st floor, Stanwell House, Stanwell St, Colchester CO2 7DL. Telephone (01206) 572099
  • Chelmsford Branch (and headquarters)
  • Colchester Branch
  • Harlow Branch
  • Saffron Walden Branch
  • Southend on Sea Branch


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