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Shropshire County Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/research.nsf
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SAL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Shropshire Records and Research Centre
Castle Gates
Tel: 01743 255350
Fax: 01743 255355
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 1000-2100
Wednesday: 1000-1700
Thursday: 1000-1300
Friday: 1000-1700
Saturday: 1000-1600

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations GRO(England and Wales)1837-1950

5. Census returns

1841-1891 Shropshire
1881 National census on CDRom

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

County directories 1822-1941

6(b) City and Town Directories

Shrewsbury 1880-1940

6(c) Telephone Directories

1957 to date

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1832 to date

7(b) Poll Books

Salop 1713, 1722, 1831, 1832, 1868
Shrewsbury 1734-1870
Ludlow 1727-1868
Bridgnorth 1705-1868
Bishops Castle 1754-1820
Wenlock 1820

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 (microfiche) England and Wales
FamilySearch on CDRom

9. Unpublished Indexes

Biographical information in local newspapers 1892 to present
Place index to manuscript collections
Quarter Sessions (county) name indexed 1831-1920 (database)
Index to Trade advertisements 1850-1970

10. Parish Registers

Most original Shropshire registers pre-1900 held. Most of these are available as microfiche copies. 50% of records printed and indexed pre-1812. Much of the rest transcribed and some of the transcripts indexed

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Shropshire Family History Society Journal
Shropshire History and Archaeology
Shropshire Magazine
Midland History
West Midland Studies
Gentlemans Magazine
Archaeologia Cambrensis
Montgomeryshire Collections

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

Shropshire family history: a guide to sources in the Shropshire Records and Research Centre. 1996. �3.50 (�4.20 by post in UK. Cheques payable to Shropshire County Council please)

See also Website above for details of holdings

15. Local Record Offices

Shropshire Records and Research Centre is the combined Local Studies Library and County Record Office covering the whole of Shropshire.

Other information