City of Westminster Archives Centre holds a wide variety of sources to assist you with your family history research. The vast majority of our records cover the Westminster area (including the former Metropolitan Boroughs of Marylebone and Paddington), but we also offer access to an extensive range of online resources and books to assist you with your wider research.
Researchers visiting our Archives Searchroom have access to the following facilities and resources:
Knowledgable staff to provide advice on researching your family history
We can supply copies of Westminster parish register entries. To order a copy, you need to provide the exact date and the church in which the event was registered. We can also provide census entries where the exact address is known.
To request a copy, please contact us by post or by email. A charge of £5 is made per copy supplied.
If you need someone to search through records on your behalf, we recommend that you use a professional record agent. Details of professional researchers can be obtained from the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
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