Luton Central Library has a collection of books covering general and specialist family history research.  


You can view local family history records on microfilm and microfiche. Records available include Parish Registers, Cemetery Records (Luton General Cemetery and Crawley Green Cemetery), and the International Genealogy Index. Current and back copies of family history journals, local trade directories, and the Great War Roll of Honour for Luton are available for reference use. 


There is also free access to Find My Past, including the 1921 Census, on library computers and you can also research  surnames in our online copy of the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland


Family History / Find My Past Workshops

Would you like to start researching your family tree but don’t know where to begin? Book a one-to-one session with us and we will show you how to use library resources and the Find My Past website. A one-hour session costs £30.


Email [email protected] to book. When booking please inform us of the country you are searching for, as records from certain countries may not be available. Please also bring along any family records you already have e.g. Birth, Marriage or Death certificates, Names, Dates of Birth, etc.


Electoral Registers

The current edited version of the Electoral Register and historical Electoral Registers for Luton 1949-2001 can be viewed at Central Library.


For other Electoral Services enquiries please contact:


Electoral Services, Luton Borough Council, 

Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ 

Tel: 01582510380 

Email: [email protected]