Are you trying to find someone in Chester? Use the search box at the top of this page to get started.
Chester is an exciting city, bursting with architectural and archaeological treasures, and with a thrilling 2000 year history.
Its unique border position and huge harbour made it the perfect outpost for the Roman Empire, and Viking raiders sailed through in their long boats during the Dark Ages. Today, it’s a vibrant city packed with bars, cafes, restaurants, markets, landmarks and tourist attractions.
If you’re struggling to find someone using the traditional methods, White Pages' people finding tools will make the task a lot easier.
The rest of this guide will provide further information on Chester’s census records and archives to further assist you with your search.
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Chester Electoral Register Archives
At White Pages, we give you access to over a decade's worth of information from the edited version of the electoral register. However, people can opt out of the edited version, so the full electoral register can be a useful tool in a people search.
You can view copies of the full electoral register under supervision at the British Library or specified official venues.
Copies of the electoral register in Chester can be viewed at:
Cheshire Record Office
The unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester is divided into 30 wards. These are as follows:
- Chester City
- Chester Villages
- Davenham and Moulton
- Dodleston and Huntington
- Ellesmere Port Town
- Garden Quarter
- Great Boughton
- Handbridge Park
- Hartford and Greenbank
- Ledsham and Manor
- Little Neston and Burton
- Saughall and Mollington
- St Paul's
- Tarvin and Kelsall
- Weaver and Cuddington
- Willaston and Thornton
- Winnington and Castle
- Winsford Over and Verdin
- Winsford Swanlow and Dene
- Winsford Wharton
- Witton and Rudheath
If you’re using White Pages to try and find someone in the area, entering their name with one of these wards may help to narrow down the search results.
Changes in County Boundaries
The Boundary Commission for England made minor boundary alterations, following a review of parliamentary representation in Cheshire as a result of population changes. In 2007, the changes were approved and came into effect in the 2010 general election.
The electoral wards included in this modified constituency were:
Blacon Hall, Blacon Lodge, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christleton, City and St Anne's, College, Curzon and Westminster, Dodleston, Handbridge and St Mary's, Hoole All Saints, Hoole Groves, Huntington, Lache Park, Mollington, Newton Brook, Newton St Michaels, Saughall, Upton Grange, Upton Westlea and Vicars Cross.
For More on Chester Local History
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies centre has a huge collection of maps, trade directories, books, journals, local newspapers and other sources relating to the area.
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