Family History Research

There has been a church on the St John’s site since 1824, and many families have connections with our parish. We are pleased to help with your genealogical research.
If you are looking for information on people who may have been baptised or married here or buried in our churchyard we can help with searches. We currently hold registers of burials from 1870, marriages from 1943, and baptisms from 1997. As with most archives there are statutory fees which apply as detailed below. These are set nationally and not by the local church.

Searches are carried out by our verger, and only by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact the church office.

Please note: we do not make any charge for help finding recent graves where the intention is to mourn a loved one.

For information on baptisms prior to 1997, weddings prior to 1943 and burials prior to 1870, please contact the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service.

Charges are as follows:

Search type Fee
Searching registers of baptism or burials, including the provision of one copy of any entry therein (see Note below) £31 for first hour £31 for each subsequent hour or part hour
Each additional copy of an entry in a register of baptism or burials £14
Additional statutory fee for duplicate marriage certificate £11

Note: The search fee relates to a particular search where the approximate date of the baptism, marriage or burial is known. The fee for a more general search of a church register is negotiable.

All fees must be paid when the searches are conducted, by cheque payable to PCC St John the Baptist Hartford.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1NP


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