Shropshire Family History


  • Shropshire Archives
    Has an online catalogue to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. There’s also a visitor’s guide and an events page plus news and local facts.

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Burials

  • Free BMD
    Has a lot of coverage for Shropshire births, marriages and deaths from 1837 onwards.
  • Shropshire Parish Records
    For baptisms, marriages and burials from 1538 onwards.

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the census records from 1841-1921, plus the 1939 Register all at once.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.


  • RootsChat Shropshire
    Ask a question about your Shropshire ancestors or meet people researching the same surnames.

Historical Directories

View historical Shropshire street directories which can help you find your ancestors’ addresses and occupations.

Local History

  • GENUKI Shropshire
    A free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the English county of Shropshire.
  • Discovering Shropshire History
    A wealth of information and links for discovering Shropshire history. Especially interesting for family history and local history research.


School Records


  • The Shropshire Family History Society
    Founded in 1979 to provide a meeting place in Shropshire for all those interested in Family History. There are several searchable online databases including over 9,000 Surnames from over 350 County Burial and Commemorative Site, approximately 14,000 strays, war dead and war served.


  • Lichfield Wills Database
    This Lichfield Wills Database comprises a transcription jointly by Paul Jones and Rosemary Lockie of Phillimore’s Calendar of Wills & Administrations in the Consistory Court of Lichfield, 1516-1652; plus a handful of Peculiar Courts, 1529-1790.The Lichfield Diocese for this period included the pre-1974 counties of Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire; and prior to 1541, the diocese of Chester.