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We can supply digital and paper copies of:

  • Parish registers
  • Wills
  • Newspapers
  • Maps and large format prints
  • Vehicle licensing records
  • Other original documents held by Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service

Please note that we do not issue birth or death certificates. You will need to contact the relevant register office - go to  CheshireBMD for further details.

We aim to complete all orders within 10 working days.

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How much will my copies cost?

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Copies from parish registers, newspapers, wills, vehicle licensing records and large format prints have a set price. All other items are covered by our minimum order charge of £6 for up to 5 A4/A3 pages or 5 digital images. Each additional page or digital image is charged at £2.The online shop is set up to take a minimum payment from you in the first instance of £6.00 plus postage. You will need to set a maximum payment limit to cover the full cost of your order.  Once your order has been completed and a total cost calculated, we will request the additional amount needed to complete the order via email.  

If you do not know exactly what you require, please contact the record office.

Can I order copies by post?

Please contact the Cheshire Archives & Local Studies, Duke Street, Chester, CH1 1RL or 01244 972574 to obtain order forms.

We can only accept payment in pounds sterling and cheques must be made payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.


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