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Local & Family History


Borough / Maidenhead history enquiries Family

Dedworth, Eton, Eton Wick & Windsor history

Chris Atkins
Local Information & History Librarian
01628 796569

Maidenhead Library has a local studies room for researching local history and your family history. The Nicholson Room is based on the first floor and gives you access to thousands of photographs, books & maps relating to the Royal Borough.

Discover history today…

  • Comfortable, quiet area for individual study or group work
  • Trained staff to help with your research
  • Material for borrowing is located with reference information
  • Historical photos & press cuttings of local area, people & events
  • Books on local history and family history
  • Rare, valuable books and manuscripts
  • Historical maps of the Bray, Cookham, Hurley & Maidenhead area
  • Parish register transcripts for most of Berkshire
  • Local historical electoral registers
  • Kelly's directories from the Victorian era onwards
  • Maidenhead Advertiser from 1870 (on microfilm)
  • Specialist collections presented on well lit shelves
  • Some items can be reproduced, depending on copyright
  • Photographic displays of the local area

We have a vast range of resources from online services to census returns and city, town, county and regional directories.

Maidenhead and Windsor libraries have the largest collections with local newspaper cuttings and newspaper archives on microfilm (you can book places).

All Borough libraries have local history books covering their surrounding area.

Bridge Horse & Carriage
WIndsor Castle
Quiet area

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