|Bromley Local Studies and Archives
Further information about the work of Bromley Local Studies and Bromley Archives and the history of Bromley can be found on the Bromley Council website.
|Bromley Library catalogue
Books belonging to the Local Studies collection are included in the main library catalogue, distinguished from others in the Central Library by a Collection reference beginning L. Those marked LLC can be borrowed through any Bromley branch library or through Inter-Library Loan. Some of our collections, such as newspapers maps and photographs, are not yet catalogued online.
|Bromley Library local publications
Bromley Libraries publishes its own range of Local History titles as well as stocking many other books, maps, postcards etc.
|Bromley Council information
Bromley Council website including details on schools, planning, cemeteries, etc.
|A2A - Access to Archives
Our paper catalogues have been converted to electronic form through Access to Archives (A2A) projects and added to the online catalogue. If you cannot find what you want, do not assume we haven’t got it. Our electronic database is not a full listing of our holdings and is being constantly added to. If you do not find what you need, please contact us and we will try to help you.
|National Archives (formerly The Public Records Office)
Is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. It brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day. To see some of the treasures of the TNA visit the Virtual Museum. A number of major collections relevant to this area are at the National Archives. This site also provides information about Record Offices elsewhere in the country and their holdings. (Select "Search other Archives" then Archon and National Register of Archives)
|Corporation of London
The London Metropolitan Archives hold many records pertaining to the Bromley area. Their online database is called London Generations and this currently includes Anglican parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; Anglican parish Poor Law registers; admission and creed registers from Kensington, Chelsea, Shoreditch and Hackney Boards of Guardians; Bishops transcripts of parish registers; London County Council School admission registers and electoral registers for the counties of London and Middlesex. It does not contain individual names of Londoners.
|Kent County Council
Kent County Council hold many records of the Bromley area, because Bromley was part of Kent until 1965 when it became a London Borough. The records are held at the Centre for Kentish Studies and an online catalogue and listing of collections is available
|Surrey County Council
Archives on Penge prior to its becoming part of Kent will be held at the Surrey History Centre. Their online catalogues are available.
|For assistance in using this catalogue, and further information on Bromley Archives:|
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|Address:||Bromley Central Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent. BR1 1EX|