This page lets you search the Cheshire Parish Register database (CPRdb) for specific surnames in the baptism, marriage, or burial records. For example you could search “All parishes”, “HESW” - the Heswall register records, or just “HESA” the Heswall bishops transcript subset for the name MELNER. This generates an index of the records found, which then provides access to the full record.
If you do not understand any of the terms used, please click “Instructions” in the Menu to open the help pages in a new tab or window, depending on your browser settings.
To make a query against the database you first select the event table you wish to search. As you will see, you have one of three choices. Click on the appropriate box to proceed.
To understand the codes and abbreviations used in CPRdb click “Glossary” in the Menu which will open a new tab or window depending on your browser settings.
Similarly to make the most of the transcription we suggest having open the most relevant Parish Notes windows for the parishes you are interested in. These notes provide descriptive material about the registers, and, by placing the parish in its geographical and administrative context, may suggest further lines of research.