Learn about local studies and archives
You can book a visit by email or by phone. There should be at least 5 working days between your booking and your visit.
Do you want to know more about the history of Barnet or trace your family history? Local studies and archives has a unique collection of historical documents and records dating from 1600 including:
- publications representing people, places and buildings including ebooks.
Get in touch
We are currently open for enquiries by phone and email.
- Telephone: 020 8359 3961
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family History Research
You can use Ancestry, the popular family history website to search UK family history records with your Barnet Library card. Access to this resource is only available from a library computer.
You can also use Jewish Gen, a specialist genealogy site for research into Jewish family history.
Local Studies videos
Find out about the history of Barnet with our Local Studies videos including a Balloon Trip Over High Barnet, Finsbury park to Edgware by Steam and The Story of Finchley Common.
Explore Hidden Barnet, a collection of curious or lesser-known stories about the borough.
Learn more about the history of Barnet in our Pocket Histories