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Other resources

  • Libraries

Published histories

  • many local history publications are available for loan from Barnet libraries using the library catalogue
  • the Victoria County History series for Hertfordshire Volume 2 and Middlesex Volumes 4-6 contain a wealth of useful information

 Educational displays available on application

  • Individuals in communities - the story of individual African and Caribbean people living in Barnet between the 1670s and the 1960s, beginning with Robert Moore and ending with Desmond Tutu
  • Dreams of flight - Hendon aerodrome in the pioneer days from 1909 to 1925
  • 175 years of the Welsh Harp - the fascinating story of the man made lake
  • Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month in Barnet - the story of a community who have been visiting the Barnet area since at least the 18th century

Web resources

Recently added (18 December 2017)

Ancestry library

The geneological website is available at Local studies and in all Barnet Libraries.  Features of this site include:

  • The Census for 1841 - 1901
  • Parish registers including Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware, Finchley and Friern Barnet
  • UK phone books from the 1880s onwards
  • Kelly's and Pigot's County Directories from 1839

Records at risk

Please contact us about the potential deposit of old documents, maps and photographs relating to the geographic area of the Borough of Barnet that may be at risk. We welcome donations of records that are appropriate to the collection.

Local groups

There are lots of local history groups in and around the London Borough of Barnet.


  • Local Studies Centre
  • Hendon Library, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ
  • Tel: 020 8359 3960
  • Email: library.archives@barnet.gov.uk

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