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Cheshire Genealogy

 
Description

"Cheshire, a palatine and maritime county of England, bounded on the NW. by the Irish Sea, and bordering on the counties of Lancaster, York, Derby, Stafford, Salop, Denbigh, and Flint; extreme length, NE. and SW., 58 miles; extreme breadth, 40 miles; average breadth 18 miles; area, 657,123 acres; population 644,037. Cheshire forms, towards the Irish Sea, a flat peninsula, the Wirrall [sic] (12 miles by 7 miles), between the estuaries of the Mersey and the Dee, and inland a vast plain separating the mountains of Wales from those of Derbyshire. "
from Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887


Genuki - Cheshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Flintshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire
Cheshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Cheshire East Council - Family History Links Cheshire West Libraries
Cheshire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Cheshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 




 
 
 

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
range in date from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s
Surname Lists
provides surnames being researched and email address of researcher
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Cheshire genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries
Interment.net - Cheshire

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Cheshire
Cheshire war memorials and rolls of honour
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers