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Part I: Administrative Histories

Part I of the Current Guide contains administrative histories of the institutions that created the record classes. You can get an understanding of each institution by reading this section.

This list of institutions is NOT included with the Current Guide on microfiche #6092282. If your local Family History Center has the Kew Lists on microfiche, please print a copy of this list for the Family History Center.

Central Government and Common Services

101 Privy Council Office
102 Cabinet Office
103 Committee of Imperial Defence
104 Prime Minister's Office
105 Ministry of Reconstruction 1917-1919
106 Minister of Reconstruction 1943 to 1945
107 Lord President of the Council
108 Lord Privy Seal
109 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
110 Paymaster General
111 Minister without Portfolio
112 Secretaries of State
113 Lord Steward's Department
114 Lord Chamberlain's Department
115 Privy Purse Office
116 Works Departments
117 Civil Service Department
118 Civil Service Pay Research Unit
119 General Register Office
120 Government Social Survey Department
121 Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
122 Information Departments
123 Stationery Office
124 Copyright Office
125 Public Record Office
126 State Paper Office
127 Parliamentary Counsel's Office
128 Management and Personnel Office

Finance and Economics

201 Treasury
202 Exchequer and Audit Department
203 Paymaster General's Office
204 Government Actuary's Department
205 National Insurance Audit Department
206 Royal Mint
207 Board of Inland Revenue
208 Board of Stamps and Taxes
209 Board of Stamps
210 Board of Taxes
211 Lottery Office
212 Hackney Coach Commissioners
213 Hawkers' and Pedlars' Commissioners
214 Wine Licence Commissioners and Wine Licence Office
215 Board of Customs and Excise
216 Board of Customs
217 Board of Excise
218 National Debt Office
219 National Savings Committee and Department
220 Public Works Loan Board
221 Irish Sailors' and Soldiers' Land Trust
222 War Damage Commission
223 Department of Economic Affairs
224 National Incomes Commission
225 National Board for Prices and Incomes
226 Office of Manpower Economics
227 Department of Prices and Consumer Protection
228 Office of Fair Trading
229 Consumer Council
230 National Investment and Loans Office
231 National Economic Development Council

Courts and Legal Administration

301 Exchequer
302 Court of First Fruits and Tenths
303 Courts of Augmentations and General Surveyors
304 Office of Queen Anne's Bounty
305 Special Collections
306 Chancery
307 Privy Seal Office
308 Signet Office
309 Alienation Office
310 Court of the Common Pleas
311 Court of King's Bench
312 Justices Itinerant
313 Clerks of Assize
314 Court of Requests
315 Court of Wards and Liveries
316 Court of Star Chamber
317 Court of Bankruptcy
318 High Court of Admiralty
319 High Court of Delegates
320 Prerogative Court of Canterbury
321 Inns of Court
322 Palace Court and Marshalsea
323 Fleet Prison
324 Palatinate of Chester
325 The Palatinate of Durham
326 Palatinate of Lancaster
327 Duchy of Lancaster
328 Court of the Honour of Peveril
329 Supreme Court of Judicature
330 Central Criminal Court
331 County Courts
332 Lord Chancellor's Office
333 Law Officers' Department
334 Treasury Solicitor and HM Procurator General's Department
335 Director of Public Prosecutions
336 Judge Advocate General's Office
337 Law Commission
338 Council on Tribunals
339 Lands Tribunal
340 Registry of Friendly Societies
341 Charity Commissioners
342 Land Registry
343 Public Trustee Office
344 Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employer's Associations
345 Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
346 Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved
347 Court of Probate
348 Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes
349 Restrictive Practices Court
350 National Industrial Relations Court
351 Courts-Martial Appeal Court
352 Principality of Wales
353 Marcher Lords hips of Wales
354 Council in the Marches of Wales
355 Courts of Great Sessions of Wales
356 Legal Services Ombudsman

Home Affairs, Local Government, Health and Social Welfare

401 Home Office
402 Irish Office
403 Northern Ireland Office
404 Welsh Office
405 Metropolitan Police Office
406 Prison Commission
407 Lunacy Commission and Board of Control
408 Poor Law Commission and Board
409 General Board of Health
410 Local Government Board
411 National Health Insurance Commissions and Joint Committee
412 Ministry of Health
413 Ministry of Town and Country Planning
414 Ministry of Local Government and Planning and Ministry of Housing and Local Government
415 Department of the Environment
416 Assistance Boards
417 Ministry of Pensions
418 Ministry of National Insurance
419 Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance
420 Ministry of Social Security
421 Department of Health and Social Security
422 Pensions Appeal Tribunals
423 Railway Assessment Authority
424 Parliamentary Boundary Commissions for England and Wales
425 Local Government Boundary Commissions (England and Wales)
426 Location of Offices Bureau
427 Offices of the National Insurance Commissioners and the Social Security Commissioners
428 Supplementary Benefits Commission
429 Immigrant and Race Relations Committees, Commissions, and Board
430 Medical Research Committee and Medical Research Council
431 United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
432 Commission for Local Administration in England

Agriculture and Land

501 Agriculture Departments
502 Agricultural Research Council
503 Ministry of Food 1916 to 1921
504 Ministry of Food 1939 to 1955
505 Ordnance Survey
506 Copyhold Inclosure and Tithe Commission
507 Tithe Redemption Commission
508 Commissioners of Forfeited Estates
509 Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues
510 Office of Land Revenue Records and Enrolments
511 Commissioners of Crown Lands and Crown Estate Commissioners
512 Forestry Commission
513 Development Commission
514 Central Land Board
515 Land Commission 1967 to 1971
516 Ministry of Land and Natural Resources
517 Countryside Commission
518 Nature Conservancy, Nature Conservancy Council and English Nature

Trade, Industry, Power, and Communications

601 Board of Trade
602 Patent Office
603 Export Credits Guarantee Department
604 Ministry of Shipping 1917-1921
605 Ministry of Shipping 1939-1941
606 Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen
607 Ministry of Materials
608 Department of Trade
609 Department of Trade and Industry, 1970-1974
610 Ministry of Production
611 Ministry of Technology
612 Department of Industry
613 Ministry of Civil Aviation
614 Iron and Steel Board
615 Monopolies and Mergers Commission
616 Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Labour and National Service
617 Office of the Umpire
618 Remploy Limited
619 National Dock Labour Board
620 Manpower Services Commission
621 Health and Safety Commission
622 Central Office of the Industrial Tribunals
623 Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
624 Department of Employment and Productivity and Department of Employment
625 General Post Office
626 Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
627 Road Board
628 Transport Departments
629 British Transport Commission
630 British Railways Board
631 Transport Tribunal
632 Railway and Canal Commission
633 Railway Rates Tribunal
634 Ministry of Fuel and Power and Ministry of Power
635 Electricity Commission
636 Mines Department
637 Miners' Welfare Committee and Commission and Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation
638 Coal Utilisation Council and Solid Fuel Advisory Service
639 Coal Commission
640 Mining Association of Great Britain
641 National Coal Board
642 Department of Energy
643 British Transport Docks Board
644 Air Transport Licensing Board and Civil Aviation Authority
645 Railways Amalgamation Tribunal
646 Office of Gas Supply (OFGAS)
647 National Bus Company

Defence and Supply

701 Ministry of Defence
702 Minister for the Coordination of Defence
703 Admiralty
704 War Office
705 Ordnance Office
706 Ministry of Munitions
707 Ministry of Supply
708 Air Ministry
709 Ministry of Aircraft Production
710 Ministry of Aviation
711 Ministry of Aviation Supply
712 Aeronautical Research Council
713 Ministry of Blockade
714 War Trade Department
715 Ministry of Economic Warfare
716 Political Warfare Executive
717 Ministry of National Service
718 Ministry of Home Security
719 Government Communications Establishments
720 Tower of London
721 Combined Operations Headquarters

Overseas and Diplomacy

801 Foreign and Commonwealth Office
802 Foreign Office
803 Colonial Office
804 India Office and Burma Office
805 Dominions Office
806 Commonwealth Relations Office and Commonwealth Office
807 Department of Technical Co-operation
808 Ministry of Overseas Development
809 Crown Agents
810 Imperial Institute and Commonwealth Institute
811 Empire and Colonial Marketing Boards
812 Department of Overseas Trade
813 British Council
814 Captured Enemy Documents
815 Control Office for Germany and Austria
816 Control Commission for Germany (British Element)
817 International Whaling Commission
818 Allied Commission for Austria (British Element)
819 Diplomatic Service Administration Office
820 Government Hospitality Fund

Education, Arts, and Scientific Research

901 Education Departments
902 University Funding Bodies
903 Wallace Collection
904 Royal Fine Art Commission
905 Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
906 Ancient and Historical Monuments Commissions
907 Festival of Britain Office
908 Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
909 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
910 Government Chemist's Department
911 Geological Survey
912 Meteorological Office
913 Office of the Minister for Science
914 Natural Environment Research Council
915 British Museum
916 British Museum (Natural History)
917 National Gallery
918 National Portrait Gallery
919 Tate Gallery
920 Imperial War Museum
921 London Museum
922 The British Library
923 Council for National Academic Awards
924 Museums and Galleries Commission
925 National Council for Educational Technology
926 Department of National Heritage

Committees, Commissions, Boards, and Similar Bodies

999 Committees


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The BIFHS–USA Guide to British Isles Research has been compiled and annotated by Linda Jonas.
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Last edit: Wednesday, 29-Aug-2007 12:03:42 MDT