- source: Family History Library Catalog
Stanmore, also known as Great Stanmore, is one of the ancient parishes of Middlesex. In 1894 Stanmore became part of Hendon Rural District. In 1934 the parish of was abolished, becoming part of Harrow Urban District. Harrow Urban District became a Municipal Borough in 1954, and in 1965 became the London Borough of Harrow in Greater London, England.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Stanmore is a suburban residential district of northwest London in the London Borough of Harrow. It is centred 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Charing Cross(a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured). The area, based on the ancient parish of Great Stanmore includes southern slopes of an unnamed ridge of hills rising to Stanmore Hill, one of the highest points of London, at 152 metres (499 ft) above sea level.
- 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.
- 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 site 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.
- A map of 1885 from London Ancestor and Genmaps
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