England, Cheshire Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
This collection consists of parish registers from the county of Cheshire for the years 1538-2000.
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England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000
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|Location of Cheshire, England|
|Record Type||Parish Registers|
|Cheshire Archives and Local Studies|
- 1 Why Should I Look at This Collection?
- 2 What is in the Collection?
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues with These Collections
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Why Should I Look at This Collection?
Parish registers have been kept at the local level across England since the mid-1500s. Due to this long and relatively stable tradition, these records are central to English genealogical research as they are often one of the only sources for finding families and individuals in England before the start of civil registration in 1837.
To learn more about parish registers, please see the England Parish Registers page.
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains an index to baptismal, marriage, and burial records. The original records are held at the Cheshire Archives.
A detailed listing of the types and locations of records in this collection can be found in the here.
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching, it is best to know the following information:
- Name of the person
- Date range for the record
Search the Index
|Images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at England, Cheshire parish registers, 1538-2000. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at England, Cheshire bishop's transcripts, 1598-1900. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?
- Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
- Search the records of nearby areas.
- Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- - They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
- -A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
Known Issues with These Collections
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Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
"England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000". Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Church of England Record Office, Chester, England.
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