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Shropshire Archives

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Good place for research

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to do all the research I wanted to do as I had a train to... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Swansea, United Kingdom
You should have reason to go, but if so, you will love it.

Pretty much says it all in the title. We were looking for relatives, found the volunteers VERY... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
California Hot Springs, California
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Dec 22, 2017
“Good place for research”
Sep 28, 2017
“You should have reason to go, but if so, you will love it.”
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to do all the research I wanted to do as I had a train to catch. The staff were most helpful. I had preordered the war diaries I needed to read. It is a good idea to preorder what...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Pretty much says it all in the title. We were looking for relatives, found the volunteers VERY helpful and resources excellent.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mafac
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Shropshire Archives is a treasure trove of information for any genealogist. The only drawback is the battle with Shropshire Council trying to reduce its opening hours. So be sure to check these out before your visit so you make the most of your visit.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed March 15, 2016

The quantity and quality of Shropshire information, both in breadth and depth, is quite stunning. The staff could not be more helpful, both with beginners and with in-depth researchers.A truly wonderful facility.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Shropshire archives offers a good range of materials & books for anyone researching their family history. The staff are always very helpful and friendly & are willing to help anyone with a query which they might have.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Christopher W
Reviewed September 18, 2015

very handy when going family history very warm and comfortable good choice of snacks close to town centre

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

I have visited quite a few archives in England and a couple in Scotland and Shrewsbury is very good one lots of material and books and when you need original material it is brought quickly. The staff are very helpful

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 70ish
Reviewed July 17, 2015

It amazing what the family historian can find at the archives. You leave your bag/coat in a locker (£1 coin refundable needed). You also need a pencil because pen and ink is not allowed. There is plenty to keep you occupied without going into the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was visiting with a friend as she was trying to find a part of her family who we couldn't research from Australia. John who works there went beyond the call of duty to help her find her family. It took a couple of hours,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Rhonda E
Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a lot of help from friendly staff but we had not brought enough information to go ahead. Best to phone in advance and take required identification. Lots of interesting books to browse for ages !

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Dee P
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