This web page contains information about the location and use of Archives and Libraries for Shropshire-related family history research. Generally speaking, Archives (more commonly known as Record Offices) are repositories for original source material, such as Wills or Parish Registers, whereas the Local Studies Sections of Libraries are where you'd expect to find the Census, and printed local source material, such as Trade Directories.

See also the ARCHON (Archives On-Line) Information service for locations of other Record Offices throughout the country.

Specific contents of Shropshire Archives Catalogues are searchable independently using the Access to Archives Database. This is a valuable resource - whilst the original records are not available online, some of the catalogue entries may be a revelation in their own right.

For other sources of archival material, the following sites may also prove of interest:-

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