2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources|
Tel: 01925 442889
Fax: 01925 411395
Contact: Peter Rogerson
9.00-19.00 Monday, Tuesday, Friday
09.00-13.00 Thursday & Saturday
Material other than microfilm to be handed in 15 minutes before closing.
3. Research Service
Provided by local Record Office?
Cheshire Record Office provide a research service. Contact them for details.
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.
5. Census returns
1841-1901 Warrington and surrounding districts surname indexes for 1851 and 1881 census.
Transcript and index for Lancashire and Cheshire 1881
CD-Rom for British Islaes 1881 census.
6(a) County and Regional Directories
6(b) City and Town Directories
Warrington, etc 1871, 1876 (trade only), 1891, 1895 (partial household), 1908, 1935, 1951 (household)
1967 (separate trade and street household sections)
6(c) Telephone Directories
7. Electoral registers and polls books
7(a) Electoral Registers
Parliamentary electoral rolls 1832-1879
|United ||1880 - ||Warrington town |
| ||1939 - || post 1974 local government districts|
| ||1963 - || Lymm |
| ||1966 - || Culcheth |
7(b) Poll Books
8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)
1992 fiche version: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands
9. Unpublished Indexes
Warrington Guardian Index 1st April 1853-c1867
Index to selected documents
10. Parish Registers
Warrington and surrounding districts 16th-20th century on microfilm or transcript. Original registers (Warrington St Elphin) or Cheshire Record Office .
Complete (bar 1 volume) set of Lancashire Parish Register Society volumes & microfiche.
11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)
Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
Chetham Society, Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society (near complete runs)
Catholic Record Society
Family Tree 1986-date (incomplete)
12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material
13. Other material
Monumental Inscriptions Warrington and districts (transcript/microfiche)
Bertrand Merrill's Cheshire Marriage Index (microfiche)
Chelsea Pensioners Index 1806-38 (microfiche)
Wide range of MSS material, with much of that of genealogical interest microfilmed. Includes Archive of Penketh Preparative Meeting of Friends c1696-early 20c. Warrington Poor Law Overseers mid 18c-mid 19c (no Poor Law Union post 1834 records), Ratebooks 1771-1803, 1818-46 plus some samples late 19c. Tax lists date 18c-early 19c, Township papers/books. Various surrounding townships chiefly mid-18c-mid 19c.
Patten, Harrison and Lyons Deeds (Warrington indexed)
14. Guides to Collections
Forrest, D. Family Historians' guide to Warrington Library. 5th edition, 1994 ISBN 18 71247 985
(obtainable from Mr J. D. Griffiths, 9 Manor Road, Lymm WA13 OAY.)
UK & BFPO £2.95 incl postage and packing
(Cheques payable to Warrington Family History Group)
15. Local Record Offices
Cheshire Record Office
Chester CH1 1RL
Tel: 01244 602574
Fax: 01244 603812
Lancashire Record Office
Preston PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 263039
Fax. 01772 263050
First rate-supported Public Library in England.
Established under Museum Acts in 1848, based on private
library dating from 1760.
Present building dates from 1857.