The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies Service

The following records are held:
• Parish records from the 16th century onwards
• Wills and probate records. Details of Cheshire wills for the period 1492-1940 are on the wills database and copies copies can be ordered online 
• Poor law and workhouse records (Boards of Guardians)
• Diocesan records
• Records relating to Chester Cathedral
• Electoral registers
• Nonconformist records
• Maps -  Tithe maps and apportionments are online
• Estate records
• Solicitors
• Societies
• Businesses
• Hospitals
• Schools
• Courts - Cheshire County Quarter Sessions, Chester City Quarter Sessions and Petty Sessions
• Local authorities including rural district councils and urban district councils, boroughs, city and county councils New