These pages are designed to give you background information and help you locate sources at Shropshire Archives.
You can start searching many of our catalogues for yourself by following the link to searching our collections.
Find references and then either visit us to consult the items yourself or order copies through our image services.
Our research guide to family history contains lists of parish and non-conformist registers and census returns held at Shropshire Archives plus some guidance to get you started.
If you are starting your house history or researching into your local area, then you’ll find more help in our research guide to local history.
Our source guides help with background information on all sorts of records from parish registers to school records, from sources for pub histories to finding records of servants.
Local and family historians will find plenty to learn from this expanding series of guides.
New on-line place guides
We are beginning a series of place guides showing which books, maps, official, estate and manorial records have survived for each of the 300 parishes in Shropshire. New guides are added on a regular basis.
Help for students
If you are researching for a dissertation or Phd, then you'll find some useful research tips in our new guide - follow the link.