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Local Government Records

The State Records Office holds a great many records of various municipal councils. Of these the most important to the genealogical researcher would be the rate books. Early rate books listed occupiers as well as owners of dwellings. To locate rate books relating to various councils consult the Government Archives Agency Index under the name of the council. This will provide an AN number or an agency number (Series Registration System), or do a search under the name of the local authority on The Catalogue. The appropriate listing of records can then be checked to see if any rate books are held and the time period.

Please also consult the State Records Office website guide Local Government Records (some duplication may occur). The guide is meant to provide an indication of the scope of information held in the State Records Office, and is not exhaustive.

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Page last updated: Thursday 14 January 2016