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Printable short guides

We’ve created a series of short guides to our most popular series of records and topics. Find out background information, key dates, types of documents and how to find relevant documents at Shropshire Archives.

Types of documents

short guide to catholic records

short guide to cemeteries

short guide to census returns

short guide to civil registration

short-guide-to-electoral-registers

short guide to newspapers

short guide to non conformists

short guide to non-conformist registers

short guide to parish registers

short guide to pedigrees

short guide to poll books

short guide to poor relief after 1834

short guide to poor relief before 1834

short guide to school records

short guide to taxation records

short guide to transcripts

short guide to trade directories

short guide to wills

Also, check Shropshire Maps – for all things relating to local maps, with plenty of examples from our collections.

Researching ancestors who were….

short guide to researching criminal ancestors

short guide to researching lawyers

short guide to medieval family history

short guide to researching medical professionals

short guide to researching members of the clergy

short guide to tracing servants

tracing your first world war ancestors

tracing your second world war ancestors

Other guides

short guide to sources for rights of way

short guide to tracing the history of a public house

short guide to your house history

short guide to garden history

short guide to sources for archaeology