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Shropshire Archives

Shropshire Archives is the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire, which includes the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.

The archives preserve and make accessible documents, books, maps, photographs, plans and drawings relating to Shropshire past and present.

The holdings of the archives are held on 5 ½ miles of shelving and includes local material from 12th century charters right up to yesterday’s Shropshire Star.

Around 15,000 people per year visit Shropshire Archives, with many more reaching us via the website.

The archives are funded by Shropshire Council and the Borough of Telford and Wrekin and supported by the Friends of Shropshire Archives.

Find out more about Shropshire Archives including opening hours and online catalogue.

Begin searching for your Shropshire ancestors:

  • Shropshire Baptisms
  • Shropshire Banns
  • Shropshire Marriages
  • Shropshire Burials
  • Shropshire Quarter Sessions Rolls Index, 1831-1920 these have been transcribed by the Shropshire Family History Society but the original records are held with the Shropshire Archives.
  • You can also browse these records by parish with the Shropshire parish browse

    Discover more about the Shropshire Collection