We provide a service for local and family history research and hold the largest collection of materials in the Borough on the history of Ilford, Wanstead, Woodford and Redbridge.
These materials include:
- census information
- military resources
- free access to Ancestry Library edition (currently this is only accessible from within a Redbridge Library)
- free access to Find My Past
- free access to British Newspaper Archives
We also have a general collection of books on the history of Essex and the surrounding London boroughs including maps, periodicals and local newspapers.
Materials from the archive service are available by appointment.