The Research Centre in Mobberley is open:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 16:00

2nd and 4th Fridays from 10:00 to 16:00


Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 Opening Times:

We shall close at 16:00 on Thursday 14th December 2023

and re-open at 10:00 on Monday 8th January 2024   


At holiday times, or if the weather is bad, please phone the Centre on
01565 872210
during opening hours before making your journey
- to check we are open on the day you wish to visit.
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
and to give you help and advice.

Although the bulk of our resources relate to Cheshire, we also have some records for contiguous counties
and facilities for UK-wide searches.
 There are six computers with Internet access and we have subscriptions to
Findmypast, Ancestry and The Genealogist
There is no extra charge to use these research programmes.
Remember, there is different data on these three main subscription databases!
It's always worth checking all three of them if you are searching for a specific event. 


There are also a number of film and fiche readers for viewing our large collection of Cheshire parish registers
and monumental inscriptions, plus many interesting fiche from other counties.
There is a collection of CDs and other records, now available on the computers via an external hard drive.

We have an extensive library with many fascinating books. Our sections include books on Cheshire, other counties, one-name studies, directories, military and information books to help with your research.  We also have a large document collection, including wills and a collection of original documents with surname indexes.

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.  Please note we are located on the first floor and we regret there is no lift.

For more information use Holdings from the menu. 

Admission of members

There is an admission charge of £3 per visit.  This helps towards our running costs but includes tea or coffee as required and free parking on Ilford Way at the side of the building.  Membership status may be checked on arrival.  Our rules are similar to those at most record offices and will be pointed out to you on arrival.  Lockers are available for personal belongings and small bags etc, but please do not bring large bags to the Research Centre.

Admission of non-members
Non-members are welcome, but preferably should make a booking by telephoning the centre on 
01565 872210 during normal opening hours.  The cost of entry for a non-member will be £5 per visit.  If the visitor joins the Society on the day of the visit, the entry charge will be refunded.  

Non-members will be required to sign a form of agreement to abide by our regulations upon entry to the centre.  We reserve the right to refuse admission to the centre.

Here is a link to the downloadable Guide    pdf Mobberley Research Centre 2022.pdf (483 KB)