The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies Service

The following records are held: • Parish records from the 16th century onwards • Wills and probate records. Details of Cheshire wills for the period 1492-1940 are on the wills database and copies copies can be ordered online  • Poor…

FindmyPast – United Kingdom – Institutions & Organizations collections

Various subscription options offer access to transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The Institutions & Organizations collections include:• Home Office: Criminal petitions 1817-1858• Metropolitan Police: Habitual criminals and miscellaneous papers 1903-1914• Admiralty: Convicts in Hulks  1818-1831 – The…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – Wills and Probate

The searchable historical record collectionsfor United Kingdom and Ireland include:• Cheshire Probate Records 1492-1940• Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations 1858–1920 • Kent, Wills and Probate, 1440-1881 • Wales, Probate Abstracts, 1544-1858

FamilySearch – Lancashire

The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: • Lancashire Parish Registers 1538-1910• Lancashire – Cheshire – Yorkshire Parish Registers, 1603-1910 • Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004 – contains cemetery registers from Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton,…

Family History Society of Cheshire

The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy. There are groups  spread geographically throughout the county: each of which has an interesting programme of events throughout the year.…

Cheshire BMD

The birth, death and marriage indexes from 1837 are being put online. Currently 3 million+ birth, 1 million+ marriage and 2 million+ death records are available.

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – England

The free Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: • Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907 • England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 • England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 • England Marriages, 1538-1973 • England and Wales, Birth Registration…

Findmypast – Special Collections – England and Wales

The special collections for England and Wales include:• British India Office Collection • The Canterbury Collection• The Cheshire Collection• The Devon Collection• The Hertfordshire Collection• The Lincolnshire Collection• The Manchester Collection• The Royal Archives Collection• The Shropshire Collection• The Staffordshire…