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For the purposes of registering Births and Deaths, Cheshire was divided into a number of Registrars' Sub-Districts, which could cover anything from part of a large town, up to a group of several dozen rural parishes. The boundaries of these areas have changed frequently over the years since 1837, and as a result many birth and death records have been transferred between different register offices.

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Birth Coverage Last updated 6 April 2014
Sub-District Years Operative Registers at Code Years indexed
Sub-District Years Operative Registers at Code Years indexed
Alderley 1837-1937 Cheshire East ALD 1837-1937
Altrincham 1837-1974 Trafford ALT 1837-1948
Ashton & Mossley * 1937-1974 Tameside A&M 1937-1974
Ashton Hospital 1961-1974 Tameside AHO 1961-1974
Ashton Town * 1837-1961 Tameside ASH 1837-1961
Audenshaw * 1837-1974 Tameside AUD 1837-1974
Bebington 1892-1937 Wirral BEB 1892-1937
Birkenhead 1837-1935 Wirral BIR 1837-1935
Birkenhead North 1935-1965 Wirral BKN 1935-1936
Birkenhead South 1935-1965 Wirral BKS  
Bollington 1837-1937 Cheshire East BOL 1837-1937
Bredbury 1905-1969 Stockport BRE 1905-1969
Budworth 1837-1937 Warrington BUD 1837-1912
Bunbury 1837-1915 Cheshire East BU 1837-1915
Cheadle 1837-1974 Stockport CHD 1837-1965
Chester Castle (1) 1837-1918 Cheshire West CAS 1837-1918
Chester Castle (2) 1937-1974 Cheshire West CAS 1937-1950
Chester Cathedral 1837-1918 Cheshire West CAT 1837-1918
Chester City 1918-1974 Cheshire West CHC 1918-1950
Chester Rural 1918-1937 Cheshire West CHR 1918-1937
Church Hulme 1837-1937 Cheshire East CH 1837-1937
Congleton 1837-1974 Cheshire East CON 1837-1974
Crewe (1) 1882-1920 Cheshire East CR 1882-1920
Crewe (2) 1937-1971 Cheshire East CR 1937-1963
Crewe Borough 1920-1937 Cheshire East CR 1920-1937
Daresbury 1845-1891 Halton DAR 1845-1891
Denton * 1837-1937 Tameside DEN 1837-1937
Dukinfield (1) 1837-1897 Tameside DUK 1837-1897
Dukinfield (2) 1908-1969 Tameside DUK 1908-1969
Dukinfield & Stalybridge 1969-1974 Tameside D&S 1969-1974
East Macclesfield 1837-1907 Cheshire East EMC 1837-1907
East Wirral 1937-1974 Wirral EW  
Eastham 1837-1937 Cheshire West EAS 1837-1937
Flixton * 1837-1841 Trafford FLX 1837-1841
Frodsham 1837-1937 Halton FRO 1837-1937
Gawsworth 1837-1937 Cheshire East GAW 1837-1937
Grappenhall 1837-1845 Halton GRA 1837-1845
Great Boughton 1870-1871 Cheshire West GBO 1870-1871
Hartshead * 1837-1897 Tameside HAR 1837-1897
Haslington 1920-1937 Cheshire East HA 1920-1937
Hawarden 1837-1871 Flintshire HAW 1837-1871
Hazel Grove 1837-1974 Stockport HAZ 1837-1954
Heaton Norris * 1837-1937 Stockport HEA 1837-1937
Hyde 1837-1974 Tameside HYD 1837-1974
Knott Lanes * 1837-1897 Tameside KNO 1837-1897
Knutsford 1837-1974 Cheshire East KNU 1837-1973
Latchford 1845-1896 Warrington LAT 1845-1896
Lees * 1911-1927 Tameside LEE 1911-1927
Lymm (1) 1837-1937Warrington LYM 1837-1912
Lymm (2) 1962-1974Warrington LYM  
Macclesfield 1907-1948, 1974-on Cheshire East MAC 1907-1948, 1974-1996
Macclesfield & Bollington 1948-1974 Cheshire East MBO 1948-1974
Macclesfield Rural 1948-1974 Cheshire East MRU 1948-1974
Malpas (1) 1837-1854 Wrexham ML 1837-1854
Malpas (2) 1853-1937 Cheshire West MAL 1853-1937
Marple (1) 1837-1907 Stockport MAR 1837-1907
Marple (2) 1924-1937 Stockport MAR 1924-1937
Middlewich 1837-1937 Cheshire East MI 1837-1937
Mossley * 1897-1951 Tameside MOS 1897-1951
Mottram 1837-1937 Tameside MOT 1837-1937
Nantwich 1837-1971 Cheshire East NA 1837-1963
Neston 1837-1937 Wirral NES 1837-1937
Newton 1837-1937 Tameside NEW 1837-1937
Northwich 1837-1974 Cheshire West NO 1837-1963
Over 1837-1937 Cheshire West OV/WI 1837-1937
Prestbury 1837-1937 Cheshire East PRE 1837-1937
Rainow 1837-1928 Cheshire East RAI 1837-1928
Rixton * 1837-1914 Warrington RIX 1837-1912
Runcorn 1837-1974 Halton RUN 1837-1969
Sale 1903-1974 Trafford SAL 1903-1952
Sandbach 1837-1971 Cheshire East SA 1837-1969
Sankey * 1837-1914 Warrington SAN 1837-1912
Stalybridge 1897-1969 Tameside STB 1897-1969
Stayley 1837-1882 Tameside STY 1837-1882
Stockport First 1837-1967 Stockport ST1 1837-1964
Stockport Second 1837-1967 Stockport ST2 1837-1967
Stockport Third 1903-1967 Stockport ST3 1903-1967
Stockton Heath 1937-1974 Warrington STH  
Stretford * & ** 1837 on Trafford STR 1837-1947, 1948-1956
Sutton 1837-1910 Cheshire East SUT 1837-1910
Tameside   Tameside TAM 1974-2012
Tarvin Rural 1937-1974 Cheshire West TAR 1937-1950
Tattenhall 1837-1937 Cheshire West TAT 1837-1937
Trafford 1974-date Trafford TFD 1990-2004
Tranmere 1861-1935 Wirral TRA 1861-1935
Urmston *1937 onTrafford URM1937-1950
Wallasey 1837-1935 Wirral WAL 1837-1935
Wallasey 1935-1974WirralWA1935-1941
Warrington * 1837-1954Warrington WAR 1837-1912
Weaverham 1837-1937 Cheshire West WV 1837-1937
West Macclesfield 1837-1907 Cheshire East WMC 1837-1907
West Wirral 1937-1974 Wirral WW  
Wilmslow 1837-1974 Cheshire East WIL 1837-1959
Winsford 1937-1974 Cheshire West WI 1937-1963
Widnes * 1837-1974 Warrington WID 1837-1900
Winwick * 1837-1927 Warrington WIN 1837-1912
Woodchurch 1837-1937 Wirral WOO 1837-1937
Wrenbury 1837-1937 Cheshire East WR 1837-1937
Wybunbury 1837-1882 Cheshire East CR 1837-1882

* = areas in Lancashire until 1974

** = Stretford's Register 14B covering 29 February 1948 to 23 June 1948 was stolen. Copies of Births Certificates for this period can only be obtained from the GRO.

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