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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. Click on the name of the Sub-District to see a list of the places it covered.

This page will be updated each time new records are added to the database, and recent additions will also be indicated on the Updates page.

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Death Coverage Last updated 24 October 2014
Sub-DistrictYears OperativeRegisters atCodeYears indexed
Alderley 1837-1937 Cheshire East ALD 1837-1937
Altrincham 1837-1974Trafford ALT 1837-1950
Ashton & Mossley * 1961-1974 Tameside A&M 1961-1974
Ashton Hospital * 1961-1974 Tameside AHO 1961-1974
Ashton Town * 1837-1937 Tameside AST 1837-1937
Ashton * 1937-1961 Tameside ASH 1937-1961
Audenshaw * 1837-1974 Tameside AUD 1837-1974
Bebington 1892-1937 Wirral BEB 1892-1937
Birkenhead 1837-1935 WirralBIR 1837-1935
Birkenhead North 1935-1965 WirralBN  
Birkenhead South 1935-1965 WirralBS  
Bollington 1837-1937 Cheshire EastBOL 1837-1937
Bredbury 1905-1969Stockport BRE 1905-1969
Budworth 1837-1937Warrington BUD 1837-1910
Bunbury 1837-1915 Cheshire EastBU 1837-1915
Cheadle 1837-1974Stockport CHD1837-1974
Chester Castle (1) 1837-1918 Cheshire WestCAS 1837-1918
Chester Castle (2) 1937-1974 Cheshire WestCAS 1937-1950
Chester Cathedral 1837-1918 Cheshire WestCAT 1837-1918
Chester City 1918-1974 Cheshire WestCHC 1918-1950
Chester Rural 1918-1937 Cheshire WestCHR 1918-1937
Church Hulme 1837-1937 Cheshire EastCH 1837-1937
Congleton 1837-1974Cheshire East CO and CON1837-1974
Crewe (1) 1882-1920Cheshire East CR 1882-1920
Crewe (2) 1937-1971Cheshire East CR 1937-1971
Crewe (3) 1972-1991Cheshire East CR 1972-1975
Crewe Borough 1920-1937Cheshire East CR 1920-1937
Daresbury 1845-1891Halton DAR 1845-1891
Denton * 1837-1937 Tameside DEN 1837-1937
Dukinfield (1) 1837-1897 TamesideDUK 1837-1897
Dukinfield (2) 1907-1969Tameside DUK 1907-1969
Dukinfield & Stalybridge 1969-1974 Tameside D&S 1969-1974
East Macclesfield 1837-1907 Cheshire EastEMC 1837-1907
East Wirral 1937-1974Wirral EW  
Eastham 1837-1937Cheshire West EAS 1837-1937
Flixton * 1837-1841Trafford FLX 1837-1841
Frodsham 1837-1937Halton FRO 1837-1937
Gawsworth 1837-1937Cheshire East GAW 1837-1937
Grappenhall 1837-1845Halton GRA 1837-1845
Great Boughton 1870-1871Cheshire West GBO1870-1871
Hartshead * 1837-1897 Tameside HAR 1837-1897
Haslington 1920-1937Cheshire East HA 1920-1937
Hawarden 1837-1871 Flintshire HAW 1837-1871
Hazel Grove 1837-1974 StockportHAZ 1837-1974
Heaton Norris * 1837-1937 StockportHEA 1837-1937
Hyde 1837-1974Tameside HYD 1837-1974
Knott Lanes * 1837-1911 Tameside KNO 1837-1911
Knutsford 1837-1997Cheshire East KNU 1837-1997
Latchford 1845-1896Warrington LAT 1845-1896
Lees * 1911-1927 Tameside LEE 1911-1927
Lymm (1) 1837-1937Warrington LYM1837-1910
Lymm (2) 1962-1974Warrington LYM  
Macclesfield 1907-1948Cheshire East MAC1907-1997
Macclesfield & Bollington 1948-1974Cheshire East MBO1948-1974
Macclesfield Rural 1948-1974 Cheshire EastMRU 1948-1974
Malpas (1) 1837-1856 Wrexham ML 1837-1853
Malpas (2) 1853-1937Cheshire West MAL1853-1937
Marple (1) 1837-1907Stockport MAR 1837-1907
Marple (2) 1924-1937 StockportMAR 1924-1937
Middlewich 1837-1937Cheshire East MI 1837-1937
Mossley * 1897-1951 Tameside MOS 1897-1961
Mottram 1837-1937Tameside MOT 1837-1937
Nantwich 1837-1991Cheshire East NA 1837-1975
Neston 1837-1937Wirral NES 1837-1937
Newton & Godley 1837-1937Tameside NEW 1837-1937
Northwich 1837-1974Cheshire West NO 1837-1970
Over 1837-1937Cheshire West OV/WI 1837-1937
Prestbury 1837-1937Cheshire East PRE 1837-1937
Rainow 1837-1928Cheshire East RAI 1837-1928
Rixton * 1837-1914Warrington RIX1837-1910
Runcorn 1837-1974Halton RUN1837-1950
Sale 1903-1974Trafford SAL 1903-1960
Sandbach 1837-1971Cheshire East SA 1837-1971
Sankey * 1837-1927Warrington SAN 1837-1910
Stalybridge 1897-1969Tameside STB 1897-1969
Stayley 1837-1882Tameside STY1837-1882
Stockport First 1837-1967Stockport ST1 1837-1967
Stockport Second 1837-1967Stockport ST21837-1967
Stockport Third 1903-1967Stockport ST3 1903-1967
Stockport1967-StockportST1967-1969
Stockton Heath 1937-1974Warrington STH  
Stretford * & ** 1837- Trafford STR 1837-1947,1948-1956
Sutton 1837-1910Cheshire East SUT 1837-1910
Tameside 1974-dateTameside TAM1974-2012
Tarvin Rural 1937-1974Cheshire West TAR 1937-1950
Tattenhall 1837-1937Cheshire West TAT1837-1937
Trafford 1974-dateTrafford TFD 1990-2004
Tranmere 1861-1935 WirralTRA 1861-1935
Urmston *1937- TraffordURM1937-1954
Wallasey 1837-1974Wirral WAL1837-1935
Warrington * 1837-1954Warrington WAR1837-1910
Weaverham 1837-1937Cheshire West WV 1837-1937
West Macclesfield 1837-1907Cheshire East WMC1837-1907
West Wirral 1937-1974 WirralWW  
Wilmslow 1837-1974Cheshire East WIL 1837-1974
Winsford 1937-1974Cheshire West WI 1937-1970
Winwick * 1837-1927Warrington WIN 1837-1910
Woodchurch 1837-1937 WirralWOO 1837-1937
Wrenbury 1837-1937Cheshire East WR 1837-1937
Wybunbury 1837-1882Cheshire East CR 1837-1882

* = areas in Lancashire until 1974

** = Stretford's Register 10B was Stolen and there is no index. The Register covers 14th Oct 1947 to 23rd July 1948. Copies of Death Certificates for this period can only be obtained from the GRO.

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