Discover your Cheshire ancestors in The Cheshire Collection. This extraordinary set of records is provided by the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies and is a must for anyone with Cheshire roots and connections.
Comprehensive baptism, marriage and death records are not limited to the Church of England in the Diocese of Chester but also cover the Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist registers for the surrounding county. The collection goes far beyond simple parish and denominational records. You can also find thousands of wills and probate records and, at the other end of the scale, records from Cheshire’s seven 19th century workhouses, providing a wealth of biographical details about residents of the historic county.The records you can search in the Cheshire Collection are:
Non-conformist BMD registers
Marriage Licence Bonds and Wills & Probate
Electoral Registers & Land Tax Records
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies collects, preserves and promotes interest in and the use of archives, records and printed material relating to the historic county of Cheshire. The service looks after many thousands of records, some dating as far back as the 12th century.
As well as the digitised records available on findmypast, Cheshire Archives and Local Studies has extensive holdings of family and estate collections, hospital, asylum and school collections, local authority and court records, business collections including railways, chemical and motor vehicle manufacturers, diocesan, Chester Cathedral and parish collections.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies also holds collections of local newspapers from the 18th century onwards, photographs, and the major collection of local studies material including books, pamphlets, printed maps, trade directories.
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