Family History

If your family is local to the Warrington area the search room in Warrington Library has original resources that will help with your research. Amongst the wealth of records are the following helpful items:

  • Electoral registers / voters lists
  • Parish registers on microfilm
  • Local newspapers on microfilm
  • Local trade directories
  • Records of local clubs and societies

We have microfilm & microfiche readers available for you to use and the latest reader-printer to print off copies of anything you find. Readers can be booked in advance.

Other Resources

Livewire provide free access to the Ancestry Library Edition website in all LiveWire libraries. This site allows easy searching of census reports, military records,

Family history helpdesk

Interested in tracing your family tree but don’t know where to begin or perhaps you have already started but could do with some help?

Come along to one of our Family History helpdesks where our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to help you put the next leaf on your family tree.

  • Westbrook Library
  • Orford Library
  • Lymm Library
  • Burtonwood Library
  • Padgate Library

Free websites that can help your research

Free birth, marriage and death records.

Lancashire parish clerks online include registers from Warrington churches.

Free family history and genealogy records online.