Shropshire Research Resources

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Welcome to Shropshire Research Resources page

Area relevant research resources have now been added to each area category within Shropshire, and can be found here: The Shropshire County Category by clicking on the area you are researching.

If anyone has an interesting link, or a website, that they think maybe of interest to other members, then please add a comment to the page with the link so it can be added to the list.

Feel free to browse and check out the links below.

  • Shropshire Promotions You can find out about your village or town, family history or simply where to stay and what to see and do.
  • Dusty Docs Links to free Genealogical Websites Containing Parish Records: Shropshire Area]
  • Shropshire parish registers by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Shropshire Parish Register Society
  • Shropshire Parish Registers hundreds of links to Shropshire's parish registers provided by Discovering Shropshire's History organization.
  • Visitation(s) of England and Wales County Index entries for persons whose pedigree first entry in the Visitation(s) commences in Shropshire (Salop), or who appears listed in a pedigree, addendum or correction to the Visitation(s) as born in Shropshire.
  • Shropshire Area; Courtesy of: The website is a great resource for those interested in public houses and breweries but also offers a wealth of information for those researching social history and genealogy. There are thousands of images and hundreds of maps and plans for you to browse and enjoy.
  • The London Gazette Details of Soldiers who fell, were awarded medals and more, Searchable by name in Notices.

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This link is dead: Shropshire Deserted Villages (
posted by Steve Beacall
Thanks Steve and Leandra. I've removed the dead link.
posted by Nic Donnelly
There is a domain, maybe they changed domains without leaving a redirect first (typical of newbie webmasters). gives a 404, but there is a search on their home page.

Searching on "deserted villages" gives a few links, one of which is

I am not sure if any of this helps much.

The internet archive is a godsend for dealing with websites that are unaware of how to use re-direct.

posted by JG Weston
Protestation Returns (1642) for Wenlock Liberty and Bridgnorth are available here:

posted by Andrew Turvey