Shropshire Family History Society

Founded in 1979, Shropshire Family History Society aims to provide a meeting place for all those interested in genealogy, specifically in the county of Shropshire.  The group currently has approximately 1600 members worldwide.

Information about Shropshire Family History Society


Mrs Chris Abram
c/o Shropshire FHS
16 Glentworth Avenue
SY10 9PZ


A list of parishes in Shropshire is accessible on their site.

Society Databases

Many online databases are accessible, which include:

  • Monumental Inscriptions - index consists of 9000 surnames compiled from 350 County Burial and Commemorative Sites
  • Shropshire Inns of 1828 - extracted from the Salop Directory 1828, published by Tibham and Co.
  • Strays - a list of 14000 names of people who were born in Shropshire but moved out of the county and turned up because they got married, appeared in court etc in places outside of Shropshire
  • War Dead - list of 800 names from 19 parishes, predominately in the Telford area
  • War Served: Surnames from 10 Pubic War Memorials

Society Journal Index

A SFHS Journal Index is also accessible, giving details of names and topics covered in their journal.

Society Forum

A forum is available on the site.

Members' Interests

A database of surnames currently being researched by members is available on their site.

Society Publications

Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • 1851 Census Indexes
  • B.I.G. Registers 1994, 1997
  • Clun Rent Book 1837
  • Directories of Members Interests 1980-1996
  • Dovaston Book
  • Dr Williams Library - Shropshire Extracts 1743-1837
  • Executions in England 1606-1895 (Includes Executions in Shropshire 1841-1961)
  • Gazetteer of Shropshire (Foxall's) - Place Names and Locations
  • Hawkestone Estate
  • Index of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Wills (Proved at Shrewsbury 1858-1940)
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Registers

Publications available for sale also include:

  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Oswestry and District Parish Magazines: Oswestry and Deanery 1870-1961, St Martin's 1971
  • Quaker (Society of Friends) Registers - Baptisms 1656-1835, Marriages 1657-1836, Burials 1659-1837
  • Quarter Sessions Rolls Indexes 1831-1920
  • Removal Orders - 17th to 19th Centuries
  • Roman Catholic Registers
  • Settlement Certificates Index - 17th - 19th Centuries
  • Settlement Examinations - 17th - 19th Centuries
  • Shropshire Burials Index 1813-1837
  • Shropshire Marriage Index 1538-1837: Approximately 60000 Marriages
  • Society Journals 1980-1996 on Microfiche
  • Sources of Shropshire Genealogy - S. C. Clifford 1993
  • Wrockwardine Poor Law Papers


  1. Family Tree Resources
  2. Family History Societies
  3. Shropshire Family History Society