While onsite access is fairly limited, there are a number of resources you can access online:
- Shropshire parish and non-conformist registers up to 1900 – you can search within these or browse for a name on the FindMyPast website.
- Census returns, 1841-1911 – these are on both FindMyPast and Ancestry, along with lots more family history records.
FindMyPast and Ancestry are both subscription sites. Anyone with a Shropshire Library ticket can take advantage of temporary free access to FindMyPast and Ancestry, although FindMyPast has restrictions on the number of total searches allowed each day/month under this scheme. Find out more on the Shropshire Libraries e-library page.
- Photographs, prints and watercolours of Shropshire – you can view some wonderful images on our online catalogue . Learn how to search here.
You can also search our online catalogue – just use the search box at the top of the page. Many records, such as poor law settlements and some property deeds, are catalogued in great detail.