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Search the Cheshire Collection on

9 November, 2011

We have just published the Cheshire Collection on, a fantastic resource for anyone with Cheshire ancestors.

This remarkable collection comprises 10 million records, which span the period 1538-1910.

The following records are contained in this exciting collection:

We will be publishing Chester Wills and Probate records and Land Tax Records very soon to complete the Cheshire Collection.

One example of the rich and unusual detail Earthquake in the Cheshire Collection recordsto be found in these records is from 18 March 1612. An earthquake struck Cheshire, but one family defied Mother Nature to get their child baptised. Unusually, this was recorded in the register of baptisms: ‘this daye there was an Earthquake about 7 of ye clock in ye morning’.

We are working in partnership with Cheshire Archives and Local Studies to bring you these records.

Learn more about the Cheshire Collection now

  • Steve

    I’ve been using these records prior to their official launch for the last few weeks and have found them to be extremely helpful even though my main area of interest is the northern half of Shropshire (quite a few people in my Atcherley family tree either came from or went to live in neighbouring Cheshire at some point). I look forward to seeing more collections like this in the future, particularly if they are from Shropshire or nearby!

    One small point – the index page for the Catholic and non-conformist registers seem to link through the search pages for the main Cheshire baptisms, marriages and burials rather than to search pages for the Catholic and NonCon records?

  • jessmoore

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for your comments. Glad you’ve found the collection useful! The Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist records are included in the main Cheshire baptism, marriage and burial searches, so you can search all the records at once.

    Many thanks,

    Jess ( editor)

    • Jenny Deverell

      I too have been using the new Cheshire records before the official release.

      One query – why do the Electoral Rolls cut off at 1900?
      Given that you needed to be over 21 to be on the roll it would be possible to go up to 1930 without breaking the “100 year rule” !

      Such info would help greatly with 20th century research.

  • Paula

    It’s great to have these records online but it would be really useful if we could search the baptism entries by parents name. I’ve have also found pages with incorrect image links.