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Accrington library has a separate local studies library, staffed by a chartered librarian. Traditionally, some of the stock was deliberately chosen to reflect a county function, but space and financial constraints have prevented this continuing. The collection aims to bring together as much information as possible relating to the borough of Hyndburn. The most detailed coverage applies to the areas of Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton. The collection consists of books, pamphlets, theses, newspapers, periodicals, maps, plans, photographs, microforms, minute books, account books, manuscripts, works of local authors, commemorative publications, political and election literature, church and schools publications, programmes, posters, etc.
The collection is housed on the first floor of the former Mechanics Institution, access being via the Reference Library. Whilst much of the printed material is on the open shelves, readers are advised to consult the staff at the information desk regarding their local history requirements. Items from the collection are not normally available for loan, as the lending library holds copies of the important general histories.
A number of local history publications are for sale at the enquiry desk in the Lending Library.
The Local Studies catalogue is available as part of the Lancashire County Library and Information Service’s Talis online catalogue. It is possible to search by author, title, keyword, subject and class number.
A series of Resources Lists, covering specific categories of records, e.g. directories, newspapers, etc., has been compiled for readers and copies are available free on request and a ‘Guide to the Local Studies Collection is available priced at £1.00.
The collection includes all the volumes of the Lancashire Bibliography and the Bibliography of north-west England plus a number of bibliographies and lists on specific subjects. The Guide to the Lancashire Record Office by R. Sharpe France and its supplement are available, as is the LRO publication Finding folk. Texts and calendars by E.L.C. Mullins and the three-volume Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office are in the Reference Library.
The earliest directories in the collection are ROGERSON'S Lancashire General Directory of 1818, and BAINES' History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1824/25. Most of the earlier directories are of the county of Lancashire but the collection also includes the Accrington sections photocopied from some of the county directories which are not in our own stock. ROBERTSON'S Directory of Blackburn, Accrington.... 1864/65, is the earliest local directory, followed by MANNEX, 1868 and WORRALL, 1872. The series of BARRETT'S directories of Blackburn and District begins in 1878 and continues until 1963/64. There are also some editions of Hyndburn Borough Council's Business in Hyndburn which lists local companies.
There are several textile directories including The Lancashire Textile Industry, 1961-71, Skinner's Cotton and man-made fibres directory of the world, 1971, Skinner's British textile register 1975, Lancashire at work 1984/5 to date, and Textile Recorder Yearbook 1922-67 (incomplete).
The telephone directories for the Blackburn area, alphabetical and classified, are filed from 1954 to date as well as the local Thomson directories.
Directories can be found on the Library’s online catalogue.
The collection includes registers of electors from 1878, when Accrington was incorporated, to date. Some of the earlier burgess rolls cover the Borough of Accrington only, while other volumes, including all those from 1961 to date, cover the Parliamentary Constituency of Accrington, which includes Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton. The registers of Altham and Great Harwood, which were in the Clitheroe Parliamentary Constituency, are held from 1973 - 1978. In 1979 the register of electors was rearranged and subsequent editions cover the Borough of Hyndburn irrespective of constituency. Following the report of the Boundary Commission for England in 1983, Hyndburn Borough now forms the new Hyndburn Constituency.
The registers for 1918 to 1928 include lists of absent voters, arranged by ward and street, giving number, rank and battalion of servicemen; they cover Accrington, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton. There is also a comprehensive index.
The main collection of rate books for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office, including Accrington 1845 – 1853, Church 1851 – 1914, Clayton-le-Moors 1862 – 1914, Great Harwood 1901 – 1921 and Oswaldtwistle 1839 – 1961. The following are available at Accrington library: Church 1901 – 1958, Clayton-le-Moors 1935 – 1967, Oswaldtwistle 1913 – 1962.
Microfilms are held of all census enumerators' returns available to date which relate to Hyndburn. These are for the years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 and cover Accrington, Altham, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton, plus certain adjacent areas for various dates. The 1901 census for Blackburn and Darwen is also available on microfiche.
A street index has been compiled for the Hyndburn sections and there are limited "Head of household" and "Surname" indexes for 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871. CD-ROM copies of the original censuses for Lancashire 1841 and 1891 and Yorkshire 1901 are available. The 1881 census on microfiche is fully indexed by surname and birthplace and covers the whole of Lancashire. The 1881 Census Index for the UK is available on CD-ROM. The printed indexes to the 1851 census for Liverpool, volumes 1-34, produced by the Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Group are also in stock as are some of the indexes produced by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society.
General census reports are kept in the Reference Library, but the County Reports for Lancashire from 1901 to date are shelved in the Local Studies Library.
For holdings of census returns for this area, please click here.
The library has a complete set of the volumes issued by the LANCASHIRE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY, Vol.1, 1898 to date, and also a number of transcriptions of registers of local churches. These are for:
St. James, Accrington, 1766-1842; St. James, Altham, 1696 – 1990; St. James, Church Kirk, 1747 – 1851; All Saints’ Clayton-le-Moors, 1837 – 1942; and St. Mary’s Clayton-le-Moors, 1837 – 1876. St. Mary’s registers and those of the Dunkenhalgh Chapel also appear in the Catholic Record Society Vol. 36. The registers of the Sacred Heart Church, Accrington, are on microfilm for 1852 – 1940 but are in course of transcription and some bound printed volumes of this are available, as is the Confirmation register 1887-1940. The index to Church and Clayton-le-Moors Cemetery at Dill Hall is also available in printed form and on Access database.
Monumental inscriptions have been recorded for the following graveyards:
Accrington Cemetery (C of E portion) Vol. 1 (work in progress); Christ Church; Macpelah Baptist; Oak Street Congregational; St. James’ Church, Accrington; St James Altham; Union Street Wesleyan; New Lane Baptist, Oswaldtwistle; Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle; All Saints, Clayton-le-Moors; St. Bartholomew’s, Great Harwood; and St. Mary and All Saints, Whalley.
There are also many parish records available on microfiche, notably those of Hyndburn churches deposited in the Lancashire Record Office and also those transcribed by the Lancashire Family History Society, the Anglo-Irish Family History Society, the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, the Bolton and District Family History Society and the Leigh and District Family History Society.
Also available are the National Burial Index for England and Wales and the Vital Records Index British Isles both on CD Rom.
All volumes of the National Index of parish registers from vol. 1 - , 1968 to date are held.
The main collection of parish records for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office.
All the following titles are available on microfilm, unless stated otherwise.
Accrington Advertiser (has variant* titles) 24 May 1889 - Dec. 1896, 1898 - 1905, 1911, 1914, 1915. Series incomplete. Not indexed.
*Variants are: Accrington Weekly Advertiser; Weekly Advertiser; Northern Morning News and Advertiser.
Accrington and District Works Welfare Sports Association News, 1936 – 1937. Not indexed or microfilmed.
Accrington Express 31 July 1903 - 23 December 1904. Not indexed. Accrington Free Press 1858-1859; January - October 1860. Indexed.
Accrington Division Gazette (Variant titles). 15 January 1881 - 24 February 1927. Not indexed.
Accrington Guardian. 12 January 1861 - 11 April 1863. Not indexed.
Accrington Guardian and Church and Oswaldtwistle Times October 1879 - December 1880. Not indexed.
Accrington Herald 22 and 29 January 1870. Not indexed.
Accrington Observer 1887 - 9 April 1892. Not indexed. (Continued as Accrington Observer and Times.)
Accrington Observer and Times 16 April 1892 - . Indexed 1958 - . (Continuation of Accrington Observer.)
Accrington Reporter 2 May - 26 December 1868. Not indexed.
Accrington Star 14 November 1894 - 24 January 1895. Not indexed.
Accrington Times 29 December 1866 - December 1891. Indexed 1866 - 1884.
Echo 16 December 1884 - 30 August 1887. Not indexed.
Hyndburn Citizen September 1979 - (incomplete). Not indexed or microfilmed.
Northern Daily News No.1, 7 Sept. 1896. Not indexed.
Rishton News and District Herald 5 January - 27 July 1900. Not indexed.
Lancashire Lantern includes an index to stories from local newspapers covering several areas of the county.
The following serial publications are held:
CHETHAM SOCIETY. Publications, Vol. 1- , 1844 -
HISTORIC SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. Transactions. Vol. 1- , 1848 -
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. Transactions. Vol. 1-, 1883 -
RECORD SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. Publications. Vol. 1- , 1879 -
ENGLISH PLACE NAME SOCIETY. Survey of English place names Vol 1- , 1924 -
Accrington Naturalists' and Antiquarian Society Journal 1965 –
All Stations to Colne, 1987 - .
Ancestors, Vol 1,April 2001 -
Family Tree Magazine 1991 -
Footpath (PENNINE PATHS PROTECTION SOCIETY) 1956 -
Kinloch Castle Friends Association Newsletter No 1 1997 -
Labour Journal (Accrington Branch) January - November 1914 (microfilm).
Lancashire (ROSSENDALE SOCIETY FOR GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY, now LANCASHIRE FAMILY HISTORY AND HERALDRY SOCIETY) 1975 -
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE FAUNA SOCIETY. Bird Reports for Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, 1959 -
Lancashire and Cheshire Historian 1965 - 1967
Lancashire and Cheshire Mail 1963 - 2003
Lancashire and Cheshire Naturalist Vol. 7, 1914-1918 – Vol. 16, 1924.
LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY SOCIETY. Branchline (as issued)
Newsletter, No. 115 -
Lancashire Archaeological Bulletin 1975 -
Lancashire Dialect Society Journal 1951 - 1992.
Lancashire History Quarterly No 1 March 1997 -
Lancashire Life 1956 -
Lancashire Magazine Vol. 1- , 1977 -
Lancashire Naturalist, Vol. 1, 1907 – Vol. 6, 1914.
Manchester Region History Review Vol. 1- , 1987 -
Monitor 1975 - 1995
Northern History Vol. 1- , 1966 -
North Western Naturalist Vol. 1, No. 1, 1926 – Vol. 3, 1928; Vol. 6 parts 1, 3, 4, 1931;
Vols. 7 – 12, 1932 – 1937, 1953 – 1956 (incomplete).
Really Lancashire 1996 - 1997.
The Record (LANCASHIRE AUTHORS' ASSOCIATION) 1911 -
Red Rose Magazine (Manuscript journal of the LANCASHIRE AUTHORS' ASSOCIATION)
Unemployment update 1987 - 1999
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER. Centre for North-west regional studies, Bulletin later Centre Woods Spring 1979 -
The library also holds files of other local magazines and publications produced by local schools and churches.
Other general periodicals of interest to the local historian are also held:
Journal of the North West Labour History Group formerly North West Labour History Bulletin
Local Historian 1964 -
Local History magazine 1993 -
Local Population Studies 1968 -
Local studies periodicals articles index. Cumulative index Nos.1-18, Dec. 1974 - March 1979, Nos. 19-33, June 1991
North West Catholic history Vol. 6- , 1979 -
The library holds a large collection of maps and plans dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Most of the map holdings are listed on Excel file. There are also copies of the enclosure maps for Rishton (1785) and for Oswaldtwistle (1774). The latter is accompanied by a detailed study of the enclosure award for Oswaldtwistle.
Goad plans for Accrington are in stock from 1987 to date.
Ordnance survey maps
1" to 1 mile Various sheets for Blackburn and Burnley district.
1:50,000 All editions of sheet 103.
2½" to 1 mile Some coverage of Hyndburn district.
1:25,000 Hyndburn sheets as published.
6" to 1 mile 1st edition 1848 sheets 55, 63 and 71, including pre-and post-railway editions. 2 edition 1890.
1:10,560 and 1:10,000 All editions for Hyndburn district.
25" to 1 mile Virtually complete coverage for Hyndburn district, all editions.
50" to 1 mile Very limited coverage of 1912, 1932 and 1956 editions. From 1970 to date, complete coverage of those sheets produced for Hyndburn.
1:500 Several maps covering parts of Accrington, Church, Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-le-Moors and Rishton, 1892 - 1893.
1:10,560 Lancashire sheet 63, 1848, 1913 and 1932 editions
1:63,360 Various sheets covering the area including soil survey
Agricultural land classification survey
There are photocopies of several old maps of Lancashire in the collection. The cartographers are W. Yates (1786), Greenwood (1818) and Hennet (1829).
Local government maps and plans
These are in several different forms and include street maps of various dates and an almost complete set of large scale maps covering Accrington and Rishton, drawn for Accrington and District Water Board between 1856 and 1884 by the Borough Surveyor. There is a set of several hundred estate plans on deposit from the Borough Council which show the layout of the streets and their development from the 1860s. There are also maps showing parish boundaries and footpaths.
There is a substantial collection of maps, plans and drawings relating to the East Lancashire Railway and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. There is a large collection of plans which have been deposited by Hyndburn Borough Council covering the different parts of the Borough and including plans of some of the parks. There are also some design drawings with the Platt collection on deposit from the Borough Council and in the Ewbank collection, and Trench Maps of the First World War Somme Battlefields.
ACCRINGTON. Borough Council. Minutes, 1893 - 1974, Abstracts of accounts 1889 - 1974.
ACCRINGTON AND CHURCH OUTFALL SEWERAGE BOARD. Minutes, 1915 - 1970 .
ACCRINGTON DISTRICT GAS AND WATER BOARD. Minutes, 1906 - 1963. (incomplete).
ACCRINGTON EDUCATION COMMITTEE. Minutes, 1919 - 1945.
ALTHAM PARISH COUNCIL. Minutes, 1929 - 1973.
BLACKBURN, HYNDBURN AND RIBBLE VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL. Minutes. Five year file.
BLACKBURN, HYNDBURN AND RIBBLE VALLEY HEALTH AUTHORITY. Minutes. Five year file.
CALDER WATER BOARD. Minutes, 1963 - 1974.
CHURCH URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1896 - 1974.
CLAYTON-LE-MOORS URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1902 - 1974.
EAST LANCASHIRE HEALTH AUTHORITY. Minutes. Five year file.
GREAT HARWOOD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1901 - 1974.
HYNDBURN BOROUGH COUNCIL. Minutes, 1974 –
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE MINERS’ FEDERATION. Minutes, 1904-5, 1919-1964.
LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. Minutes, 5 year file .
LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. Education Committee. Minutes, 3-year file.
LANCASHIRE RIVER AUTHORITY. Minutes, 1966 - 1974.
LANCASHIRE RIVER BOARD. Minutes, 1958 - 1965.
MID-CALDER AND HYNDBURN JOINT SEWERAGE BOARD. Minutes, 1970 - 1974.
NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS NORTH WEST AREA. Conference Papers and Minutes of Meetings, 1965 – 1967.
NORTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY. Minutes, 3 year file.
NORTH WEST WATER AUTHORITY. Annual reports, 1974 - .
OSWALDTWISTLE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1906 - 1974. Committee minutes incomplete.
RISHTON URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Minutes, 1925 - 1974.
There are also various committee minutes, yearbooks, accounts, declarations of councillors, etc. on deposit from Hyndburn Borough Council on behalf of earlier authorities.
The library has a large and growing collection of over 10,000 photographs of the Hyndburn area. The collection includes postcards and aerial photographs and current record photography. The majority of the prints are black and white and are subject to copyright restrictions, but it is possible to have copies made of most of them. The subjects covered are very varied, including street scenes and buildings, prominent people, special events, etc. and while the bulk of the collection covers Accrington, other parts of the borough are increasingly represented. Most of the photographs are mounted on card and are classified. A full subject index to the collection is maintained. There are also several books of photographs taken by individuals, such as those charting the building of the M65 motorway through the borough. The Platt and Ewbank collections contain a considerable number of photographs but these are not mounted or indexed and comprise mostly products of the firms. The William Turner collection covers the Accrington Pals and these photographs are mounted and indexed. The library has also holds the Benita Moore Collection of photographs of Lancashire; these are of places and events in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and as yet are not mounted or indexed. The library also holds a series of 43 newscuttings books entitled ‘Lancashire Places and Faces’ which contain postcards from the early 1900’s around Lancashire.
There are also several videos and DVD’s of local interest including Great Harwood Coronation celebrations in 1953, Accrington Stanley, Jeanette Winterson and the dedication of the Accrington Pals memorial at Serre. There are also several hundred 35mm slides of Hyndburn and Lancashire.
The Library is currently developing an online database of photographs from the county’s various library collections; this is available as part of Lancashire Lantern.
There is a small collection of tape recordings of selected lectures given at meetings of the Accrington & District Local History Society (now the Hyndburn Local History Society) during the seasons 1969-73. They are recorded on twin track tapes, 3 3/4 i.p.s., and include talks by well known historians. There is also a recording of the BBC Radio programme Down Your Way recorded when Franklin Engelmann visited Accrington in 1960, a BBC North West production of the play The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan and a radio interview with the author and former member of the library staff Jeanette Winterson. The memoirs of local personality Hilde Homer are recorded on five cassettes and one cassette, On Stanley, on, relates to the Accrington Stanley Football Club. There are also recordings of the local personality Jack Rushton and a cassette of the Jardine theatre organ. Included in the William Turner collection are cassettes of interviews with former members of the 11 (Service) Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment, the Accrington Pals. The sound recordings have been copied and stored at North West Sound Archive, Clitheroe.
The main repository of archives for the county is held at the Lancashire Record Office.
The Richard Broughton collection of books on local history, formerly housed in the Oak Hill Museum in Accrington, is now integrated into the Local Studies collection, as are the collections formerly belonging to William Ashworth and the Accrington and District Historical Association. The Dowling collection contains cinema posters and newspaper cuttings albums concerning the former Accrington Arts Club. Other collections include material from local political organisations and the former Borough of Accrington and a substantial collection of early electoral handbills from the time of the Accrington Board of Health and early years of the borough and a growing collection of posters and programmes of productions of the Accrington Pals play by Peter Whelan as performed all over the country.
Of particular note is the William Turner collection, held on deposit, comprising photographs, news cuttings, war diaries, memorabilia and miscellaneous items relating to the 11 (Service) Battalion, The East Lancashire Regiment, the Accrington Pals. This is a unique archive and the only known documentary collection in existence concerning the battalion. It is fully indexed and additions are made as more material becomes available. An index has been compiled of the names of all those from the Hyndburn area who fought in the First World War. This collection is supported by a considerable amount of World War I material held in the Reference Library which includes the volumes of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (both the War Graves and Memorials volumes), official histories and many other textbooks on the war. The First World War collection is catalogued on LINNET. The CD-ROM of Soldiers Died in the Great War, and links to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web-site are also available.
The Lancashire Authors' Association collection was transferred from county library headquarters in 1995. The collection is the property of the LAA and consists of works by Lancashire authors, almost entirely literary but including some local histories. A particular subject strength is the number of works in Lancashire dialect and the collection of the former Lancashire Dialect Society has been incorporated into the LAA collection. The collection was started some fifty-sixty years ago and additions are made on a regular basis. There are several boxes of miscellaneous papers, some in manuscript form, some printed. There is a file of The Record (the journal of the LAA) from No. 1, May 1911 to date and of additional interest are manuscript editions of Red Rose Magazine containing original works of prose and poetry, plus illustrations by LAA members. There is also an extensive collection about Joan Pomfret. The books are shelved in alphabetical order by author and are classified by the Lancashire Local Studies Classification Scheme and added to the LINNET catalogue. Members of the public may use the collection for reference purposes and most volumes are available for loan to members of the LAA. Photocopying may only be done by library staff.
Place-name and street indexes to the burgess rolls and the register of electors are available. A card index is held for current issues of the Accrington Observer and Times, (1958 - 2003) 2004 – on Lancashire Lantern and there is a card index to Accrington Free Press (1858 - 1859) and Accrington Times(1866 - 1884).
A name index unites various resources of news cuttings, newspaper indexes and news cuttings books and an index on the origin of street names is being developed. There is a detailed card index to buildings, places and people in the photographic collection.
There is access to a coin-operated A4/A3 photocopier. The Local Studies Library has three People’s Network pc’s with free Internet access and full Microsoft Office and access to the LINNET library catalogue, Lancashire Lantern and the Online Reference Library. The Reference Library has 23 pc’s, three with CD writers one of these also having a scanner attached. All People’s Network pc’s are free for public use on production of a valid library card and all are attached to a colour printer. There is also a pc which is not linked to the network on which can be viewed the CD ROMs which need to be preloaded and the Funderfinder service. The Local Studies library has four microfilm readers, one of which is a reader-printer, and two microfiche readers and a magnifier; the Reference Library also has a microfiche printer. There is an excellent Lecture Room, seating up to ninety people, with an inductive loop system. A Speaker system, midi-hifi system, projector, overhead projector, screen and facilities for refreshments are also available.
ACCRINGTON, compiled by John Goddard. Stroud, Chalfont, 1996.
Accrington old and new: photographic memories Ed Helen Barrett and Catherine Duckworth, Frith, 2004.
AINSWORTH, Richard. The history and associations of Altham and Huncoat. Accrington, Wardleworth, 1932.
AINSWORTH, Richard. The old homesteads of Accrington & District. Accrington, Wardleworth, 1928.
ALLEN, J.S. and MATTOCKS, R.H. Industry and Prudence: a plan for Accrington. Accrington Corporation, 1950.
Aspects of Accrington, Wharnecliffe, 2000. Ed. Susan Halstead and Catherine Duckworth, Wharnecliffe, 2000.
CROSSLEY, Richard S. Accrington captains of industry. Accrington, Wardleworth, 1930.
CROSSLEY, Richard S. Chronological notes and men of mark. Accrington Observer and Times, 1924.
DOBSON, Bob (ed.). An ACCRINGTON mixture. Blackpool, Landy, 1995.
HOGG, David. The history of Church and Oswaldtwistle 1760-1914. 2 Vols. Accrington Local History Society, 1971-73.
LANHAM, Paul. Hyndburn Chronology with men and women of mark, 1924-1974. Hyndburn Local History Society, 1999.
Hyndburn Local History Society, 1999.
POLLARD, Louie. Great Harwood gleanings. Lancashire County Council, Library & Leisure Committee, 1978.
ROTHWELL, Michael. Industrial heritage: a guide to the industrial archaeology. 6 vols. Rothwell/Hyndburn Local History Society, 1979 - 1981.
SINGLETON, J.W. (ed.). The Jubilee souvenir of the Corporation of Accrington 1878 - 1928. Accrington Corporation, 1928.
TRAPPES-LOMAX, R. A history of the township and manor of Clayton-le-Moors, Co. Lancaster. Manchester: Chetham Society, 2 series, Vol.85, 1926.
VICTORIA history of the counties of England. Lancashire. Vol. 6. Blackburn Hundred. Constable, 1911.
WHITAKER, T.D. A history of the original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe. 2 Vols. 4th ed., London: Routledge, and Manchester: Gent, 1872.
The Guide to the Local Studies Collection: Accrington Library has been produced by the library, and copies of are available price £1.00. A resources pack for those starting their family history has also been produced price £1.50: both are available from the Local Studies Library.
All our libraries provide free access to the Ancestry website which gives access to Census Records for England, Wales and Scotland 1841-1901) and indexes to Births, Deaths and Marriages for England and Wales (1837-2005).