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The Family History Unit will close for Christmas on the following dates - It will close at 4p.m. on Tuesday 11th. December and reopen on Monday 7th. January 2019

Saturday morning openings are as follows

17th. Nov,  26th.Jan 2019, 23. Feb, 23rd. March   from  9.30- 12.30.       There will be no Saturday opening during December.

There will be a sale of duplicate and donated books on  Saturday 17th. November from 9.30 - 12.30.  





Family History Unit Crewe relocated to our present home in January 2016.

The unit is housed in 3 interconnecting rooms on the second floor of the Municipal Building.  The research opportunities are the same as before but we are fortunate to have the extra space and have taken some of our requisitions out of storage.


Resources that are available include

  • Microfilms           - Parish Records local to our area, LNWR Engineering staff records
  • Microfiche          - BMD 1900 -1950, some Parish records and Monumental Inscriptions.
  • Books                - General and specific to local area to aid genealogical research
  • CD’s                   - FHSC  publications  etc.
  • Wills                   - A collection of indexed wills
  • Maps                  - Local to area, included OS maps
  • Computers         - Internet access
  • Newspapers        - Crewe Chronicle, Nantwich Guardian and Sandbach Chronicle, copies from 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s
  • In order to widen our archive we welcome donations to our collection and can arrange to scan photographs.

The library list of contents and list of Wills held can be viewed from this page.  Klick on ‘Holdings’ and choose either Library List or Wills.  As we are still rearranging extra holdings added to stock these lists will be updated ASAP.


The 4 computers may be used to access ‘Find My Past’, ‘Ancestry’ and ‘The Genealogist’.

Microfiche and microfilm readers are also available.  If you are travelling for any distance then we advise that you book a machine in advance.

Other Archives

Within the unit there are two other archives which are available to all, they are

  • Alsager Archives               - A documentary and photographic archive deposited by local  families. Originally stored at MMU Alsager in                                          the South East Cheshire Studies Unit.
  • Crewe and District Local History Association [C&DLHA] Archive   - A documentary and photographic archive, wide range of subjects.

A contents list for these 2 archives will be added to this site ASAP. Contents list are available to view in the unit.


Running FHU Crewe

The unit is staffed by volunteers.  These volunteers are available to offer advice on our holdings and help where appropriate.



Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the unit with refreshment outlets nearby.

Additional charges are made for any copying or printing which can only be undertaken within copyright law.

Paid parking within the area.

Building has a lift



There is no set admission charge to the unit but we welcome donations to help with the running expenses.

Access to the unit is by the front door of the Municipal Building.  Please sign in (and out again later) at the main reception stating that you are visiting ‘Family History Unit’.  Take the lift or stairs to the second floor, entry is on your left and signed.

For Saturday openings

Please sign in (and out again later) at the main reception stating that you are visiting ‘Family History Unit’. A volunteer will

then take you to FHU



Family History Unit


Municipal Building

Earle Street




Opening Times

Monday  10 am – 4 pm

Tuesday  10am – 4pm

Saturday  9.30am – 1pm [Not every Saturday, please check for opening dates]

Tel: 01270 685699

Please leave a message outside opening hours




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