Free Guide to London Ancestors

July 26, 2012  - by 

FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing London ancestors. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Features include articles on each of London’s 109 historic parishes loaded with descriptions of records available online at major websites, British History Online,,,,, Google Books, Internet Archive, London Lives, and among others.

Genealogists will find tables describing where to find parish registers online, maps to pinpoint places London ancestors lived, locate census-like records for the Metropolis dating back to the 1500s, determine where to find wills of historic Londoners, find out if the parish church where your ancestor worshiped and its burial ground are still available to visit (or have been demolished), learn more about inhabitants’ status and occupations, and how to find and use major London archives and libraries, such as the London Family History Centre, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists Library.

Guides are also underway for Greater London counties of Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.

Historic London Parishes

All Hallows Barking · All Hallows Bread Street · All Hallows Honey Lane · All Hallows Lombard Street · All Hallows London Wall · All Hallows Staining · All Hallows the Great · All Hallows the Less · Barnard’s Inn · Christ Church Newgate Street · Furnival’s Inn · Holy Trinity the Less · Holy Trinity Minories · Lambe’s Chapel · St Alban Wood Street · St Alphage London Wall · St Andrew by the Wardrobe · St Andrew Holborn · St Andrew Hubbard · St Andrew Undershaft  · St Ann Blackfriars  · St Ann and St Agnes  · St Antholin  · St Augustine · St Bartholomew by the Exchange · St Bartholomew the Great · St Bartholomew the Less · St Benet Fink · St Benet Gracechurch · St Benet Paul’s Wharf · St Benet Sherehog · St Botolph Billingsgate · St Botolph Aldersgate · St Botolph without Aldgate · St Botolph without Bishopsgate · St Bride Fleet Street · St Christopher le Stocks · St Clement Eastcheap · St Dionis Backchurch · St Dunstan in the East · St Dunstan in the West · St Edmund the King · St Ethelburga · St Faith · St Gabriel Fenchurch · St George · St Giles without Cripplegate · St Gregory by St Paul · St Helen Bishopsgate · St James Duke’s Place · St James Garlickhithe · St John the Baptist upon Wallbrook · St John the Evangelist · St John Zachary · St Katherine by Tower Precinct · St Katherine Coleman · St Katherine Cree · St Lawrence Jewry · St Lawrence Pountney · St Leonard Eastcheap · St Leonard Foster Lane · St Magnus the Martyr · St Margaret New Fish Street · St Margaret Lothbury · St Margaret Moses · St Margaret Pattens · St Martin Ludgate · St Martin Orgar · St Martin Outwich · St Martin Pomeroy · St Martin Vintry · St Mary Abchurch · St Mary Aldermanbury · St Mary Aldermary · St Mary at Hill · St Mary Axe · St Mary Bothaw · St Mary Colechurch · St Mary le Bow · St Mary Magdalene Milk Street · St Mary Magdalene Old Fish Street · St Mary Mounthaw · St Mary Somerset · St Mary Staining · St Mary Woolchurch Haw · St Mary Woolnoth · St Matthew Friday Street · St Michael Bassishaw · St Michael Cornhill · St Michael Crooked Lane · St Michael le Querne · St Michael Paternoster Royal · St Michael Queenhithe · St Michael Wood Street · St Mildred Bread Street · St Mildred Poultry · St Nicholas Acons · St Nicholas Cole Abbey · St Nicholas Olave · St Olave Hart Street · St Olave Old Jewry · St Olave Silver Street · St Pancras Soper Lane · St Paul’s Cathedral · St Peter Cheap · St Peter Cornhill · St Peter le Poer · St Peter Paul’s Wharf · St Sepulchre · St Stephen Coleman Street · St Stephen Walbrook · St Swithun London Stone · St Thomas the Apostle · St Vedast Foster Lane · Staple Inn · Thavie’s Inn · The Temple

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Nathan Murphy

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG is a United States and Canada Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in Southern United States and English family trees.

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  1. I am looking for more information on Joseph EASTWOOD about his birth and death. For example on where he was born and where he died. He was married to Susanna Wary on February 10 1743 in London England. He also had a son name Thomas Eastwood. Thomas was born in the year 1772.
    Much help is appreciated. ~Shaunese Luthy (

    1. I would call FamilySearch Research Support and get some help there/ Their number is 1-866-406-1830. Good Luck!