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Telford & Wrekin 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Unpublished indexes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:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): SAL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Telford Library
St. Quentin Gate

01952 292138
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Mon: 10.00 - 5.00
Tues: 9.30 - 5.00
Weds: 9.30 - 5.00
thur: 9.30 - 7.30
Fri: 9.30 - 7.30
Sat: 9.30 - 5.00

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Contact the Shropshire Archives

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations None held

5. Census returns

1841 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
1851 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
1861 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
1871 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
1881 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
1891 - East Shropshire (microfiche)

1901 - East Shropshire (microfiche)
(All held at Telford Library)

1881 - Shropshire indexes
(Held at Telford, Madeley, Newport and Wellington Libraries)

1881 - Staffordshire indexes
(Held at Newport Library)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

County Directories (1822 - 1941) (microfiche + hard copies)
(Enquire at Telford Library)

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

- Current copies only

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1945-1968 - Wrekin District
(Held at Madeley Library)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1984 - microfiche - Shropshire and surrounding Counties
(Held at Telford Library)

1988- microfiche - Shropshire
(Held at Wellington Library)

1992- microfiche - Shropshire
(Held at Madeley, Newport and Wellington Libraries)

1992- microfiche - Staffordshire
(Held at Newport Library)

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

Microfiche copies of all Telford & Wrekin parish registers deposited at the Shropshire Arcives, are held at Telford Library.

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Association, 1878-to date (indexed)
(Held at Madeley, Telford and Wellington Libraries)

Shropshire Magazine, (indexed), 1950-to date
(Held at Madeley, Telford and Wellington Libraries)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Shropshire Family History Society transcripts, photocopied, printed or on microfiche, are held in the nearest local library to the parish in question.

13. Other material

Wellington Journal, 1843-1970 (microfilm)
(Held at Telford Library)

Wellington Standard & Local Reporter for Shifnal, Oakengates etc, 1888-1891

Shropshire News, Wellington Advertiser & Mineral District Reporter, 1855-1874 (microfilm)

Wrekin Echo Salopian Herald, Jan - August 1881 (microfilm)

(All held ay Telford Library)

Newport Advertiser, 1855 - 1950 (incomplete)(microfilm)

Newport Recorder, November 1930 - May 1936 (microfilm)

(Held at Newport Library)

Telford Journal, 1963-to date (hard copy)
(Held at Madeley Library)

14. Guides to Collections

Local Studies Information File is not published but is available at all libraries

15. Local Record Offices

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates
Tel: 01743 255350
Fax: 01743 255355

Other information

Wrekin Local Studies Forum
c/o Telford Library
St. Quentin Gate

01952 292138
[email protected]
Web: http://uk.geocities.com/wlsfuk/index.htm