St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

Researching your family history

Parish records in the form of Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials provide an invaluable resource for tracing family histories and genealogies, especially before the widespread use of civil registration records and national censuses in the mid-19th century.

St Werburgh's Parish Registers before about 1960 are stored in the Cheshire County Records Office, which (very conveniently) is situated here in Chester, a ten minute walk from St Werburgh's on Duke Street, at the bottom end of Lower Bridge Street before you reach the Old Dee Bridge.

Website of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
Catalogue entries for St Werburgh's Registers stored at Cheshire County Records Office