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Shropshire Genealogy


"Shropshire or Salop, an inland county of the W of England, is bounded on the NW by Denbighshire, on the N by Flintshire and Cheshire, on the E by Staffordshire, on the S by Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Radnorshire, and on the W by Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire. Its outline has numerous irregularities, but is not far from being oblong. Its boundaries are chiefly artificial. Its greatest length from N to S is 48 miles; its greatest breadth is 41 miles; its circuit is about 220 miles, and its area is 859,516 acres."
from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

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


Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
1,450,900 records including baptisms/christenings, burials,
marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
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 Shropshire genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries - Shropshire

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 - Shropshire
Shropshire war memorials and rolls of honour
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers