Nantwich library local and family history resources

Nantwich library has a wide range of free-to-use local history resources. Staff will be happy to help you find information and suggest resources.

Some resources are on microfilm or microfiche or on CD. For resources on microfilm or microfiche, contact Nantwich library to book a session with a microfilm or microfiche reader. For resources on CD, bring your own device or book a public computer session.

Nantwich and Cheshire local history books

  • collection of reference books on Nantwich and Cheshire
  • guides to tracing your family history

Nantwich and Cheshire publications and newspapers

  • Nantwich Guardian 1869 - 1900 (microfilm)
  • Nantwich Chronicle Jan 1965 -Dec 1970, Jan 1975 - current (microfilm)
  • Johnson’s Almanac - Trade Directories 
  • historical society transactions

Nantwich and Cheshire maps

  • Nantwich area from the 19th Century to the present - includes historical Ordnance Survey Maps, tithe maps with apportionments and Goad Plans (historic street maps)
  • county maps from the 16th to the 18th century

You can also see Cheshire tithe maps online 

Parish registers

We hold a variety of parish register records on microfilm.

Acton St. Mary:

  • baptisms 1653-1859
  • marriages 1653-1858
  • burials 1653-1882

Audlem, St. James:

  • baptisms 1557-1926
  • marriages 1557-1923
  • burials 1557-1923

Audlem Primitive Methodist Chapel:

  • baptisms 1878-1926

Baddiley, St. Michaels:

  • baptisms 1579-1990
  • marriages 1579-1980
  • burials 1579-1991
  • banns 1808-1880
  • church warden 1622-1780
  • accounts 1755-1946
  • dole book 1704-1842
  • settlement and removal certificates

Burleydam, St. Mary and St. Michael:

  • baptisms 1770-1958

Faddiley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel:

  • marriages 1899-1969

Marbury, St. Michael:

  • baptisms 1538-1647, 1661-1943
  • marriages 1538-1647, 1661-1952
  • burials 1538-1647, 1661-1944

Nantwich, St. Mary:

  • baptisms 1539-1917
  • marriages 1576-1851
  • burials 1573-1868

Nantwich, St. Annes Roman Catholic:

  • baptisms including Polish Camp at Doddington Park 20/09/1868-18/09/1963
  • marriages 18/06/1869-21/02/1939
  • burials 25/03/1894-30/08/1953

Nantwich Unitarian Chapel:

  • baptisms 25/03/1894- 0/08/1953
  • burials (at Nantwich Cemetery) 14/09/1893-06/06/1900

Wrenbury, St. Michael:

  • baptisms 1593-1882
  • marriages 1593-1754
  • burials 1593-1855

Census information

Census returns 1841, 1881, 1891, 1901  

Cheshire wills

  • Index to Cheshire Wills 1492 1857
  • Index/transcripts Nantwich Wills 1603-1688

Other lists and records

International Genealogical Index (IGI) for Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire

Local and family history journals

A selection including Local History magazine, Cheshire Ancestor, and Your Family History.

Online family tree research

Library members get free access to Ancestry.com and FindmyPast.co.uk when using library computers. FindmyPast includes the Cheshire Collection of local records dating back to 1538.

More local history resources

 

Page last reviewed: 13 October 2023