The Research Centre provides a wide range of facilities to help you with your research.

Our team of Duty Volunteers is there to help you make the most of the facilities on offer.
Although the bulk of our resources relate to Cheshire, we also have some records for contiguous counties and some facilities for UK-wide searches.

We have seven computers with Internet access, six of which have FindMyPast which includes the 1911 census.  We also have a subscription to Ancestry Worldwide edition, which is available to view on six computers and one with access to The Genealogist. There is no charge to use these research programmes.
There are also a number of film/fiche readers for viewing our large collection of Cheshire parish registers plus many interesting fiche which include Probate records up to 1943
We have an extensive library with many fascinating books, some of them for counties other than Cheshire.

Please try and come for a visit, you will be made most welcome by our friendly volunteers and you never know, you may just find that elusive ancestor.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Closed Bank Holidays

Closed at Christmas

(Check Latest News for Closures)

Parking Available Nearby

Entrance Fees

Paid Members - £3

Visitors - £5


Rajar Building

Town Lane


WA16 7ER

01565 872210

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