Warwickshire County Libraries

Details of sources available for Family History and Local Studies

IGI

  • 1984 edition for the British Isles
    Stratford Library

     

  • 1988 edition for British Isles
    Rugby Library

     

  • 1992 edition for British Isles (including Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
    Leamington and Nuneaton Libraries

     

  • 1992 edition for Warwickshire
    Alcester, Atherstone, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Rugby, Southam, Stratford and Warwick Libraries.

 

 

Alcester Library

  • Alcester Chronicle
    1864 - 1899 Film
    1994 - film
    1996 - film

     

  • Alcester Herald
    1993 - paper

 

Atherstone Library

  • Atherstone Herald
    12.1952 - 1958, 8.4.1966 - paper
    8.4.1966 - 6.1967 film
    1980 - film

     

  • Atherstone News
    6.8.1886 - 27.3.1959 film
    12.1952 - 1958 paper

     

  • Atherstone News and Herald
    3.4.1959 - 1.4.1966 film
    1.7.1960 - 1.4.1966 paper

     

  • Atherstone Observer
    13.1.1953 - 28.6.1963, 7.1963 - 12.1964, 8.1965 - 12.1966 film
    1953 - 1957, 1960 (part), 1962, 1963 (part), 1965 (part), 1966 paper

     

  • Atherstone Times
    16.1.1875 - 27.12.1879 film

     

  • Atherstone, Nuneaton and Warwickshire Times
    1880 - 1891 film

     

 

Bedworth Library

  • Bedworth and Foleshill News
    2.5.1948 - 1.2.1957 film
    1962 - 1965 film

     

  • Bedworth News
    8.2.1957 - 30.12.1961 film

     

  • Bedworth Echo
    19.9.1979 - film
    8.1986 (incomplete) - paper

     

  • Nuneaton Chronicle
    1868 - 1956 (except 1897 and 1940) film

     

  • Nuneaton Evening Tribune
    7.1988 - 12.1988 film

     

  • Nuneaton Observer
    1887 - 1916 (except 1897 and part of 1907) film

     

  • Nuneaton Observer and District Advertiser
    9.11.1877 - 1886 film

     

 

Coleshill Library

  • Coleshill Chronicle
    1874 - 1886 film
    7.1874 - 7.1875, 1876 - 1882, 1927 - 1967 paper

     

 

Kenilworth Library

  • Kenilworth Advertiser
    15.7.1869 - 1914 film

     

  • Kenilworth Observer
    1995 - film

     

  • Kenilworth Weekly News
    1949 - 1957 film (incomplete)
    1957 - film
    1964 - (incomplete) paper

     

 

Leamington Library

  • Leamington Advertiser
    27.10.1849 - 14.11.1850, 1853 - 1873,1897 film

     

  • Leamington Advertiser and Citizen
    5.9.1989 - 6.6.1990 paper

     

  • Leamington and District Morning News
    1970 - 27.2.1991 (incomplete) paper

     

  • Leamington Chronicle
    9.4.1835 - 22.9.1842 film
    5.2.1859 - 7.5.1859 film

     

  • Leamington Spa Courier
    9.8.1828 - film
    1833 - paper

     

  • Leamington Free Press
    13.8.1834 - 2.4.1835 film

     

  • Leamington Mercury
    26.6.1856 - 6.9.1857 film

     

  • Leamington Observer
    29.8.1988 - paper
    1995 - film

     

  • Leamington Oracle
    1.10.1884 - 21.10.1885 film

     

  • Leamington, Warwick and Rugby County Chronicle
    1896,1900 - film

     

  • The Rambler
    6.1.1892 - 7.6.1893 film

     

  • Royal Leamington Spa Monthly Record
    2.1865 - 4.1866 film

     

  • Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser
    1806 - 1811 film

 

Nuneaton Library

  • Bedworth Guardian
    6-9.1889,1890, 2.12.1891, 1899 - 1904 (incomplete) paper

     

  • Bedworth News
    1957 - 1965 film

     

  • Heartland Evening News
    3.1992 - film and paper

     

  • Midland Counties Tribune
    1895 - 1957 film
    6.1.1933 - 1.2.1957 paper

     

  • Nuneaton Chronicle
    1868 - 1956 film 1868,1870 - 29.6.1956 paper

     

  • Nuneaton Evening Telegraph and Evening Tribune
    1 year only - paper

     

  • Nuneaton Evening Tribune
    4.2.1957 - 1.1992 film
    4.2.1957 - 12.1980 paper

     

  • Nuneaton Observer
    1887 - 1980 film
    6.1.1899 - 25.9.1980 paper

     

  • Nuneaton Observer and District Advertiser
    9.11.1877 - 1886 film
    9.11.1877 - 1886 paper

     

  • Nuneaton Advertiser and Trent Valley news (Local edition of Rugby Advertiser)
    1886 - 1895 film

     

  • Nuneaton Star
    1.3.1911 - 28.2.1912 (incomplete) paper and film

     

  • Nuneaton Times
    16.11.1875 - Dec 1878 film

     

  • Coventry Evening telegraph - All Editions including Nuneaton
    Jan - Mar 1992 film

     

 

Rugby Library

  • Rugby Advertiser
    1846 - film
    1846 - 1980 paper

     

  • Rugby Observer
    1916 - 1939 paper

     

 

Stratford Upon Avon Library

  • Stratford Herald
    1860 - film
    1886 - 1978 paper

     

 

Warwick Library

  • English Labourers' Chronicle
    April 1877 - 1894 - Film

     

  • Labourers' Union Chronicle
    7/6/1873 - 24/12/1875, 1/1/1876 - 14/4/1877 film

     

  • Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser
    1806 - 1989 - film

     

  • Warwickshire Courier
    1990- film

     

  • Warwickshire Herald
    1 issue 1884; Mar 1885 - 1888; 1890-96; 1898 - Feb 1901 film

     

  • Warwick Advertiser
    1944 - 3.1989 paper
    920 - 1960 film

     

  • Warwick Advertiser and Citizen
    3.1989 - 6.6.1990 film

     

  • Warwick Courier
    15.6.1990 - paper

     

 

COUNTY DIRECTORIES

  • BENNETT & Co Business Directory for Warwickshire
    1900 (Leamington Library)

     

  • CHAMBERS Trade Register of the Midlands
    1958, 1962, 1966 (Warwick Library)
    1967, 1972 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library)
    1973, 1974 (Warwick Library)
    1975/76 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library)

     

  • Court Guide
    1902 (Warwick Library)

     

  • Deacon's Warwickshire Court Guide
    1888 (Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY S Directory of Gloucestershire
    1939 (Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Leicestershire and Rutland
    1922, 1936, 1941 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Northamptonshire
    1877 (Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Oxfordshire
    1877, 1891, 1939 (Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Staffordshire
    1940 (Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Warwickshire (also known as Post Office Directory)
    1854 (Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library (Microfiche), Warwick Library (Microfiche))
    1860 (Nuneaton Library*)
    1864 (Leamington Library* and microfiche, Stratford Library* paper; Alcester Library, Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche))
    1872 (Leamington Library* and Microfiche, Nuneaton Library*)
    1876 (Leamington Library* and Microfiche, Nuneaton Library*)
    1880 (Leamington Library* and Microfiche, Alcester Library, Atherstone Library*, Bedworth Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche)
    1884 (Leamington Library*)
    1888 (Leamington Library*)
    1892 (Leamington Library*, Nuneaton Library, Stratford Library*)
    1896 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library*, Warwick Library)
    1900 (Leamington Library)
    1904 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library (and microfiche), Warwick Library paper; Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Stratford Library (all Microfiche))
    1908 (Leamington Library*, Warwick Library)
    1912 (Atherstone Library, Leamington Library*)
    1916 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library*, Warwick Library)
    1921 (Leamington Library*)
    1924 (Atherstone Library, Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library* and Microfiche)
    1928 (Alcester Library, Atherstone Library*, Leamington Library*, Warwick Library*)
    1932 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library*, Nuneaton Library*, Atherstone Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1936 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library*, Warwick Library)
    1940 (Alcester Library, Leamington Library*, Nuneaton Library*, Atherstone Library, Rugby Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)

    * This volume contains directories for Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire also

     

  • KELLY'S Post Office Directory of London & Birmingham, in Warwickshire & part of South Staffordshire
    1845, 1860, 1863, 1866, 1872, 1876, 1900, 1908, 1916, 1924 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • MIDLAND Counties of England Trades Directory
    1940/41, 1954/55, 1957/58, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1962/63, 1967/68, 1970/71 (Warwick Library)
    1968/69 (Atherstone Library)

     

  • MORRIS & Co Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of Warwickshire with Birmingham
    1866 (Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library (paper); Alcester Library, Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Kenilworth Library, Rugby Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche only)

     

  • PERCY, Butcher & Co Stratford upon Avon, Leamington and Warwick Directory
    1873/74 (Stratford Library; Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Leamington Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche only)

     

  • PIGOT'S Directory of Warwickshire
    1828/29 (Leamington Library; Bedworth Library, Nuneaton Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche only)
    1830 (Alcester Library, Bedworth Library, Kenilworth Library, Nuneaton Library, (Microfiche only)
    1835 (Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library (paper); Alcester Library, Bedworth Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche only)
    1841 (Leamington Library, Bedworth Library, Rugby Library. )
    1842 (Atherstone Library, Alcester Library, Bedworth Library, Nuneaton Library, (all Microfiche only)

    POST Office Directory see Kelly's Directory

     

  • SLATER & Co Warwickshire Directory
    1850 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library; Alcester Library, Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Stratford Library (all Microfiche only)
    1851 (Nuneaton Library)
    1862 (Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library (Microfiche), Warwick Library (Microfiche)

     

  • STEVENS, Gee & Co Directory of Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth, Nuneaton and Warwick, including the towns within twelve miles of Coventry
    1880 (Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library; Alcester Library, Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library, (all Microfiche only)

     

  • UNIVERSAL British Directory (Warwickshire section)
    1792 (Stratford Library; Bedworth Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library, Warwick Library (all Microfiche only)

     

  • WEST, William History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire
    1830 (Alcester Library, Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library, Atherstone Library, Rugby Library)

     

  • WHITE, Francis & Co History, Gazeteer and Directory of Warwickshire
    1850 (Alcester Library, Atherstone Library, Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Nuneaton Library, Rugby Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1874 (Alcester Library, Atherstone Library (Microfiche), Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library (and Microfiche), Nuneaton Library, Rugby Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library; Bedworth Library

 

TOWN DIRECTORIES

  • The ADVERTISER Rugby Almanacks
    1895 - 1963 (Rugby Library)

     

  • ATHERSTONE Yearbook
    1899 (Atherstone Library)

     

  • BARRETT Directory of the Urban District of Hinckley, Municipal Borough of Nuneaton and Rural District of Atherstone
    1956/57 (Atherstone Library)

     

  • BECK'S Leamington Annual Directory Diary and Almanack
    1870 - 1887, 1890 - 1893, 1895 - 1897 (Leamington Library)
    1880 (Warwick Library) (Leamington Library and Warwick Library full sets Microfiche as well

     

  • BIRMINGHAM and District Trades Directory
    1954/55, 1956/57, 1958/59, 1965/66, 1966/67 (Warwick Library)

     

  • CHAMBERS Trade Register of Birmingham and District
    1957 (Warwick Library)

     

  • DIRECTORY of Coventry
    1839/40 (Nuneaton Library)
    1955/56 (Leamington Library)
    1962 (Nuneaton Library)
    1969 (Leamington Library)

     

  • DEWHIRST, T S, Directory of Royal Leamington Spa
    1849 (Leamington Library; Warwick Library Microfiche

     

  • HOPEWELL'S Rugby Almanack
    1888, 1890-1894 (Rugby Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Birmingham
    1971/72, 1972/73 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library)
    1973/74 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Kenilworth, etc
    1927 - 1943, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967 - 1971 (Leamington Library, Stratford Library and Warwick Library)
    1933 - 1934, 1936 - 1939, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967 - 1971 (Kenilworth Library)
    1942 - 1943 (Alcester Library)
    (Leamington Library and Warwick Library full sets Microfiche as well)

     

  • KELLY'S Directory of Warwick and Leamington Spa
    1972, 1973 (Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1974 (Alcester Library, Kenilworth Library, Leamington Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library) (Leamington Library and Warwick Library full sets (Microfilm/Microfiche) as well)

     

  • KENNINGS Rugby Mmanack
    1870 - 1876, 1877 - 1879, 1880 - 1884, 18851889, 1887 - 1890 (Rugby Library)

     

  • Lascelles Coventry, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Rugby and Nuneaton Directory
    1850 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • LEAMINGTON SPA Courier ABC Directory of Royal Leamington Spa
    1902 (Leamington Library)

     

  • MIDLAND Times Almanack
    1886 - 1900 (Rugby Library)

     

  • MIDLAND Times Directory and Yearbook
    1905 - 1908 (Rugby Library)

     

  • MIDLAND Times and Rugby Gazette Directory
    1902 - 1904 (Rugby Library)

     

  • NUNEATON Directory
    1880, 1933, 1938 - 1939 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • NUNEATON Directory of Names
    1880 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • PJ Ltd Coventry Directory
    1933/34, 1939/40 Warwick Library)

     

  • READ & Rogers Rugby Almanack
    1854 - 57, 1857 - 59, 1864, 1866/67 (Rugby Library)

     

  • READ & Rogers Rugby Family Almanack
    1860 - 1864, 1866 (Rugby Library)

     

  • RUGBY Borough Directory
    1969, 1972 (Rugby Library)

     

  • Shipston on Stour Town Guides
    1983, 1984-5, 1986-7, 1988,1991,1992-3, Shipston on Stour Library
  • SPENNELL's Directory of North Warwickshire
    1912/13 (Rugby Library; Atherstone Library, Bedworth Library, Nuneaton Library Microfiche only)

     

  • SPENNELL'S Directory of South Warwickshire
    1880 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library both Microfiche)
    1881 - 1882 (Warwick Library; 1882 also Alcester Library, Kenilworth Library)
    1883 - 1910 (Leamington Library, Warwick Library);
    1883 - 1884, 1889, 1897 also at Alcester Library;
    1883, 1884, 1887, 1889, 1900, 1903, 1906 - 1910 also at Stratford Library)
    1911 - 1916 (Leamington Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1915 also at Alcester Library)
    1917, 1919, 1920 (Leamington Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1921 (Leamington Library)
    1922, 1924 - 1927 (Leamington Library, Stratford Library, Warwick Library)
    1880 - 1917, 1920 - 1927(Microfiche) at Leamington Library, Warwick Library
    1882-1916, 1919 - 1922, 1924 - 1927, Microfiche at Kenilworth Library, Stratford Library

     

  • TAIT'S Rugby Almanack
    1859 - 1865, 1870 - 1881 (Rugby Library)

     

  • TATE & Hopewell's Rugby Almanack
    1882 - 1884, 1886 - 1887 (Rugby Library)

     

  • THREE Towns Directory (Atherstone, Bedworth and Nuneaton)
    1922, 1929 (Nuneaton Library)

     

  • WHITE, Francis & Co History & General Directory of Birmingham
    1849 (Warwick Library)

     

  • WILLIAMS Guide & Directory of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth
    1846 (Leamington Library)

     

  • WRIGHTON'S New Triennial Directory of Birmingham
    1818 (Warwick Library)
    1823 (Nuneaton Library Microfiche)

     

 

TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES

  • Nuneaton Library
    Residential
    Coventry Area, Nuneaton Rugby 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1971, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995
    Also on fiche for 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992

     

  • Warwick Library
    Residential
    South Midland District 1902, 1903
    Coventry 1992, 1994
    Coventry, Nuneaton Rugby - 1995

     

[This information was prepared for GENUKI by Peter Abbott, and last modified 24 Jan 2003]