Woolwich History and Family History
Welcome to the main page for Woolwich History and Family History. From here you can link to various other pages containing information on Woolwich history, and hopefully either gain more knowledge, or connect with others who have ancestors from woolwich.
We have included the modern map (above) for those who do not know the area, but compare with the 1748 map of Woolwich further down the page.
We have already included pages for the main genealogical details of churches and schools for family historians.
Woolwich is in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south-east London, and the post code is SE18. The most central railway station is Woolwich Arsenal, where there is also a Docklands Light Railway station. There is also a rail station at Woolwich Dockyard.
The Records of the Woolwich District (two volumes), first published in 1890, is a great read, and very detailed. It has recently been republished by FamLoc, and will be invaluable to those interested in Woolwich history. Click on an image below to be taken to the Woolwich History Books page, where extracts on Woolwich history can be viewed:
Greenwich Heritage Centre
Woolwich, SE18 4DX
Tel: 0208 854 2452
Greenwich Heritage Centre Website
The image (left) is just one of many Woolwich maps included in Records of the Woolwich District vol I
Note that north is at bottom of the map.
Click here for Woolwich History Books
Click here for Woolwich Churches and Chapels
Click here for Woolwich Schools and Colleges
We are always looking to add info to our Woolwich Local and Family History page, and welcome all input.