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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/countycouncil/libraries/geninfo.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): STS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Shire Hall Library,
Market Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2QL
Tel: 01785 278350
Fax: 01785 278599
Email: information.services@staffordshire.gov.uk


Opening hours:


Other Libraries:

Barton Library (BUN)
Dunstall Road
Barton under Needwood
Staffs
DF13 8AX
Tel: 01283 713753

Opening hours
Monday: 10.00-17.00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10.00-17.00
Thursday: 10.00-20.00;
Friday: 10.00-14.00
Saturday: 10.00-13.00


Biddulph Library (BID)
Tunstall Road
Biddulph
Stoke on Trent
Staffs
ST8 6HH
Tel: 01782 512103
Email: biddulph.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday 9.30-12.30, 13.30-18.00
Tuesday 9.30-12.30, 13.30-19.00
Wednesday: 9.30-12.30, 13.30-18.00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9.30-12.30, 13.30-19.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00


Brewood Library (BRE)
Newport Street
Brewood
Staffs
ST19 9DT
Tel: 01902 850087

Opening hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 14.00-19.00
Wednesday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Thursday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00.



Burton Library (BUR)
Riverside
High Street
Burton on Trent
Staffs
DE14 1AH
Tel: 01283 239556
Fax: 01283 239571
Email: burton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday, 9.15-18.00
Tuesday 9.15-18.00
Wednesday 9.15-13.00
Thursday:9.15-19.00
Friday 9.15-13.00
Saturday 9.15-13.00



Cannock Library (CAN)
Manor Avenue
Cannock
Staffs
WS11 1AA
Tel: 01543 502019
Fax: 01543 278509
Email: cannock.1ibrary@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday 9.30-19.00
Tuesday 9.30-17.00
Wednesday 9.30-13.00
Thursday 9.30-19.00
Friday: 9.30-17.00
Saturday 9.30-13.00



Cheslyn Hay Library (CHH)
High Street
Cheslyn Hay
Walsall
WS56 7AE
Tel: 01922 413956

Opening hours
Monday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Tuesday: 14.00-20.00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday:9.30- 13.00



Codsall Library (COD)
Histons Hill
Codsall
WV8 1AA
Tel: 01902 842764

Opening hours
Monday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-19.00
Tuesday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Wednesday 9.30-13.00
Thursday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.30-13.00 14.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00



Great Wyrley Library (GW)
John's Lane
Great Wyrley
Walsall
W56 6BY
Tel: 01922 414632

Opening hours
Monday: 14.00-20.00
Tuesday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Wednesday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00



Kinver Library (KIN)
Vicarage Drive
Kinver
Stourbridge
DY7 6HJ
Tel: 01384 872348

Opening hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00 19.00
Wednesday 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Thursday: 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00


Leek Library (LEE)
Nicholson Institute
Stockwell Street
Leek
Staffs
5T13 6DW
Tel: 01538 483207
Fax: 01538 483216
Email: leek.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday 9.30-19.00
Tuesday: 9.30-17.00
Wednesday: 9.30-17.00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 9.30-19.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00



Lichfield Library (LIC)
The Friary
Lichfield
Staffs
WS13 6QG
Tel: 01543 510700
Fax: 01543 263181
Email: lichfield.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours
Monday: 9.30-17.00
Tuesday: 9.30-19.00
Wednesday: 9.30-17.00
Thursday: 9.30-19.00
Friday: 9.30-17.00
Satu
Wombourne
Staffs
WV5 9JD
Tel: 01902 892032

Opening hours
Monday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Tuesday: 9.30-13.00
Wednesday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-20.00.
Thursday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Friday: 9.30-13.00, 14.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.30-13.00
3. Research Service

Service available? Simple and specific enquiries can be answered. We regret that limitations on staff time preclude speculative or prolonged searches, for which a personal visit by the researcher or their agent will be necessary.

Fee-based? No charge for enquiries but there is a charge for photocopies and microform printouts.

Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations
1891 - Stafford (SFT)


5. Census returns

1841-1891 Burton upon Trent (BUR)
1841-1891 Lichfield City & District - microfilm (LIC)
1841-1891. Present day Borough of Newcastle under Lyme - microfilm (NEW)
1841-1881 - microfilm, 1891-microfiche. Cannock (CAN)
1841-1891 Tamworth and District (TAM)
1841-1891 Uttoxeter (UTT)
1851 Lichfield & District- transcript on microfiche (LIC)
1871, 1881, 1891 Staffordshire Moorlands - microfilm (LEE)
1871 Staffordshire Moorlands - microfilm (BJD)
1981 (BID, BRE, CHH, COD, GW, KIN, LEE, PER, PEN, WOM.)
1891 Rugeley - microfiche (RUG)
1891 Biddulph - microfilm (BID)


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories


Chambers Trades Register of the Midlands 1962, 1968 (SFT)
Derbyshire County Directories 1846-1874 (not a complete run) (LIC)
Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire: 1860, 1862, 1863, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1892, 1896, 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940 (SFT); 1860, 1863, 1880, 1896, 1904, 1921, 1940 (CAN); 1860, 1864, 1872, 1880, 1896, 1946 (BUR)
Kelly's Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire: 1921 (SFT); 1860-1941 (LEE)
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland 1936 (BUR)
Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland 1891, 1925, 1938 (BUR)
Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire 1924, 1936, 1940 (SFT); 1940 (TAM)
Midlands & Southern Counties Trade Directories 1965/66 (SFT)
Midlands Counties Trade Directory 1960/61 (SFT)
Midlands Trade Directory 1968/69 (SFT)
Parson & Bradshaw Staffordshire General & Commercial Directory 1818 (BUR)
Pigot's Directory of Staffordshire 1841 (CAN)
Salter's Directory of the Midlands 1850 (SFT)
Shropshire County Directories 1851-1941 (not a complete run) (LIC)
South Wales & Midlands Directory 1961/62 (SFT)
Staffordshire & Derbyshire 1936 (TAM)
Staffordshire County Directories (including some listed above) 1793-1940 (not a complete run)(LIC); 1780-1940 (fairly extensive coverage) (NEW); 1822/23-1896 (not a complete run) (TAM)
Warwickshire County Directories 1842-1916 (not a complete run) (LIC); 1850, 1874, 1876, 1900, 1912, 1924 (TAM)
White's Directory of Staffordshire 1831, 1851 (CAN); 1834-1851 (BID); (LEE); (BUR)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Birmingham 1858, 1881, 1958-59 (SFT); 1964, 1969/70, 1973/74 (TAM); 1856-1974 (not a complete run) (LIC)
Bennett's Business Directory of Burton upon Trent 1914-15 (BUR)
Burton upon Trent Directory 1900,1911,1932-34,1938, 1942,1952,1957, 1960,1961 (BUR); 1960. (SFT)
Burton upon Trent Red Book 1894-1904 (BUR)
Cannock 1914, 1926/7, 1929, 1938 (CAN)
Cannock 1814, 1818, 1834, 1835, 1841, 1850, 1851, 1880 - photocopies from County directories(CAN)
Keate's Gazetteer & Directory of the Potteries & Newcastle 1873-4, 1882.
Kelly's Directory of Burton upon Trent 1904, 1912, 1916, 1924, 1928 (BUR)
Lichfield Diocesan Directory/Calendar 1856 to date (LIC)
Lomax Red Book for the City of Lichfield 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1886-1915, 1934-1940(LIC)
Newcastle under Lyme 1836-1963 (NEW)
Rugeley 1784-1949 1880 - photocopies from County directories (RUG)
Stafford 1880, 1881, 1883-5, 1887-1903, 1905-1916, 1922-7, 1931-9, 1946-47, 1954, 1956-57,1964-66, 1970. (SFT); 1964/65 (TAM)
Tamworth & Lichfield Register 1971 (LI C)
Wolverhampton 1827, 1833, 1841, 1849, 1851, 1969, 1902, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1962-65. (SFT)

6(c) Telephone Directories


Burton & Tamworth 1984, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995 (BUR)
East Midlands (Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham & Peterborough) 1962-68 (BUR)
Leicester Yellow Pages 1976, 1989, 1992 (BUR)
Lichfield 1984, 1987, 1989, 1992-93, 1995 to date (LIC)
Stoke & Newcastle under Lyme 1950 to date. (NEW)
North Staffordshire 1938 to date. (SFT)
South Staffordshire 1960 to date. (SFT)
Tamworth 1969 to date (TAM)
West Midlands (northern area) 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1984 (CAN)
Wolverhampton, Dudley & Walsall 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995 (CAN)
Walsall, Cannock & Lichfield 1996 (CAN)


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Burntwood 1978 to date (LIC)
Burton upon Trent 1933, 1935, 1939, 1966-74 (BUR)
Cannock Urban District 1949/50, 1952/53-1958/59, 1965/66-1973/75 (CAN)
Cannock Chase District (incl. Rugeley & Brindley Heath) 1975/76-1993/94 (CAN)
Cannock Chase District (excl. Rugeley & Brindley Heath) 1994/95 to date. (CAN)
East Staffordshire 1974-1997 (B UR)
Leek 1894 - hard copy (LEE)
Lichfield City 1951 to date (LIC)
Lichfield Division 1924 (LIC)
Lichfield Rural District 1931, 1936, 1970 to date (LIC)
Newcastle under Lyme 1840/41, 1845/6, 1890-1912, 1933, 1949 to date. (NEW)
South Derbyshire 1987-1997 (BUR)
South Staffordshire 1975 to date: (PEN)
Stafford Borough 1946 to date. (SFT)
Staffordshire Moorlands 1974 to date (LEE)
Held for their own area in each branch library.

7(b) Poll Books

1675, 1724, 1734, 1740, 1749, 1752, 1754, 1790, 1792, 1793, 1802, 1815, 1818, 1820, 1823,1830,1831,1832,1835, 1837,1841,1842,1865. (And suit rolls) (NEW)
City of Lichfield Polls 1710,1714,1718,1721, 1755,1761, 1799 (LIC)
Gregory King Census 1695 Lichfield - copy (LIC)


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Staffordshire- microfiche (SFT); (UTT); 1984 (CAN); 1992 (BUR); 1988, 1992 (LEE); (TAM)
England & Wales - microfiche 1992 (NEW)
Cheshire - microfiche 1984 (CAN): 1988, 1992 (LEE)
Derbyshire - microfiche (BUR); (CAN); (TAM); 1988, 1992 (LEE)
Durham - microfiche (BUR)
Gloucestershire - microfiche (CAN)
Leicestershire - microfiche (BUR); (CAN); (TAM)
Lincolnshire - microfiche (BUR)
Norfolk - microfiche (BUR)
Nottinghamshire - microfiche (BUR); (CAN); (TAM)
Shropshire - microfiche (CAN); (TAM); 1988, 1992 (LEE)
Suffolk - microfiche (BUR)
Warwickshire - microfiche (CAN); (TAM); 1988, 1992 (LEE)
Wiltshire - microfiche 1988, 1992 (LEE)
Worcestershire - microfiche (TAM)


9. Unpublished Indexes

1851 Census index- hardcopy (BUR)
1881 Census index - microfiche (BUR); (BID); (LEE)
Burton Library Local Studies collection- index
Cannock area - locality index to the Census 1841-1891 microfilms and fiches (CAN)
Leek - index to collection (LEE)
Lichfield St Chad's, St Mary's, St Michael's and Burntwood Tithe Awards - card index (LIC)
Lichfield Cathedral Choristers 1838-1915 - card index (LIC)
Lichfield Cathedral Burials 1660-1888 - card index (LIC)
Lichfield City Streets - card index (LIC)
Lichfield Census Names 1841 - 1881 - card index (LIC)
Lichfield Mercury Newspaper 1830, 1878-1899, 1922 to date - card index (LIC)
Lichfield obituaries 1922-1961 - card index (LIC)
Tamworth Herald Newspaper 1868 to date - index (TAM)
Wardle Collection (relating to Silk Industry in Leek, Leek Embroidery Society) - index. (LEE)


10. Parish Registers

Abbots Bromley 1558-1780 (General register); 1780-1812 (Baptisms, burials); 1813-1961 (Baptisms); 1754-1934 (Marriages); 1813-1992 (Burials) - microfiche (UTT)
Blithfield 1538-1650, 1813-1875 (Baptisms); 1539-1642, 1754-1856 (Marriages); 1538-1645, 1813-1875 (Burials). Transcript of General register 1701-1812 (Baptisms, burials); 1701-1753 (Marriages); - microfilm (UTT)
Brewood 1562-1842 (Baptisms, burials, marriages) - microfiche (BRE)
Burton (St Modwen's) 1689-1764 (General register); 1764-1799 (Baptisms, burials); 1800-1921 (Baptisms); 1754-1940 (Marriages); 1798-1914 (Burials) - microfiche (BUR)
Cannock St Luke's 1660-1812 - transcripts (parts) - poor film; 1811-1875 - microfilm (CAN)
Cannock 1744-1812 - transcripts (extracts) (CAN)
Croxden 1673-1732 (Baptisms, burials, marriages); 1732-1812 (Baptisms, burials); 1732-1766,1755-1837 (Marriages) - microfilm (UTT)
Edingale 1575-1875 (TAM)
Elford 1558-1875 (TAM)
Gratwich 1755-1811, 1813-1834 (Marriages) - microfilm (UTT)
Hanbury 1574-1776 - microfiche (BUR)
Hednesford St Peter's 1868-1875 - microfilm (CAN)
Hereford Diocese Vols. 10, 16, 18. - bound transcripts (LIC)
Kingstone 1755-1828, 1813-1875 (Marriages); 1813-1873 (Baptisms); 1813-1875 (Burials) - microfilm (UTT)
Kinver 1560-1649 (Baptisms) - microfiche (KIN)
Leek Bishops Transcripts - various, mostly St Edward's - microfilm (LEE)
Leek Parish Registers 1634-1695 - hard copy, 1678-1849 - microfilm (LEE)
Leigh 1541-1704 (Baptisms, Marriages and Burials); 1704-1767, 1768-1812 (Baptisms and Burials); 1704-1 754, 1809-1812, 1813-1842 (Marriages); 1754-1809 (Marriages and Banns);1824-1875 (Banns of marriage); 1813-1872 (Baptisms); 1813-1860 (Burials) - microfilm(UTT)
Methodist Registers (some) (NEW)
Newcastle under Lyme Parish Church Registers - microfilm (NEW)
Okeover 1759-1801 (Baptisms, Marriages and Burials); 1801-1814 (Baptisms and Burials);1801-1810, 1831-1833, 1838-1875 (Marriages); 1813-1875 (Burials); 1850-1875 (Banns ofmarriage) - microfilm (UTT)
Ogley Hay 1847-1876 - microfilm (CAN)
Rocester 1564-1790 (General register); 1754-1812 (Marriages); 1789-1812 (Baptisms and Burials) - microfiche (UTT)
Rollaston 1569-1724, 1766 (General register); 1680-1863, 1942 (Burials); 1754-1944(Marriages) - microfiche (BUR)
Rugeley St Augustine's 1569-1875 - microfilm (CAN)
Shropshire Parish Registers (Lichfield Diocese) vols. 1-21 - bound transcripts (LIC)
Staffordshire (incl. Stoke on Trent) - copies. (SFT)
Staffordshire Parish Register Society full set of volumes - bound transcripts (LIC); almost full set - printed edition (CAN); most volumes - transcripts (NEW)
St Asaph Diocese vols. 1-8 - bound transcripts (LIC)
Tamworth 1558-1860 (TAM)
Tatenhill 1563-1812 (General register); 1813-1849 (Baptisms); 1754-1839 (Marriages); 1813-1878 (Burials) (BUR)
Tutbury 1563-1767 (General register); 1767-1916 (Baptisms); 1754-1876 (Marriages); 1813-1906 (Burials) (BUR)
Uttoxeter 1596-1796 (General register); 1797-1812 (Baptisms and burials); 1812-1903(Baptisms); 1754-1901 (Marriages); 1673-1714, 1813-1902 (Burials) - microfiche (UTT)
Walsall Wood 1835-1875 - microfilm (CAN)
Wilnecote 1763-1783 (baptisms only) (TAM)
Wombourne 1560-1897 (Marriages, burial, baptisms) (WOM)
Yoxall 1644-1786 (General register); 1645-1786 (Baptisms & marriages); 1678-1879 (Burials);1813-1909 (Baptisms); 1800-1915 (Marriages) (BUR)


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


The Blackcountryman Vols 1-21. (SFT)
Brewers Almanack 1949-1967 (BUR)
Brewers Digest 1953-1968 (BUR)
Brewers Guardian 1952 to date (BUR)
Brewers Guild Journal 1950-1970 (BUR)
Brewers Journal 1939-1968 (BUR)
Brewery Manual 1949-1991 (BUR)
Brewing Trades Review 1957-1977 (BUR)
Brewing & Distilling International to date (BUR)
Burton on Trent & South Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce Journal 1949-198 (BUR)
The Cygnet 1930-74 (BUR)
Derbyshire Countryside (becomes Derbyshire Life and Countryside from 1965) 1953 to date (BUR)
East Midland Geographer 1970-1981 (BUR)
Guiness Time 1955-1976 (BUR)
Hop Leaf Gazette 1951-1960 (BUR)
House of Courage 1949-1956 (BUR)
House of Whitbread 1959-1963 (BUR)
Journal of Derbyshire Archaeological & Natural History Society (Derbyshire Natural History Society from 1970) 1879-1997 (BUR)
Journal of Institute of Brewing 1972-1978 (BUR)
Lichfield Archaeological & Historical Society Transactions (BUR)
Lichfield Diocesan magazine 1885-1972 (bound), 1977-Jan/Feb 1980 (unbound) (LIC)
Mercian Geologist 1964-1996 (BUR)
Midland History 1971-1981 (BUR); 1975 to date (LIC)
Newcastle Guardian 1881-1909 (NEW)
Newcastle and North Staffs Pioneer/Staffs Times 1856-1882 (NEW)
North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies (from 1970, previously Reports of North Staffs Field Club) 1865-1980 (BUR); (NEW); 1878-1958, 1961-1985 (LIC)
Red Hand (Ind Coope Brewery magazine) 1952-1962 (BUR)
South Staffordshire Archeological and Historical Society 1968-1988 (BUR); 1958-1994 (UC)
Staffordshire Illustrated 1967-1970 (SFT); 1967-1970 (UC)
Staffordshire Life & County Pictorial Sept. 1948-1959 (LIC)1950-1959 (SFT); 1951-1974 (BUR). (from 1974) - Staffordshire Magazine July 1986-Dec. 1987, Jan. 1989-Nov. 1989 (SFT); 1975-1989
Staffordshire Studies 1989 to date (BUR); 1958-1996 (LIC)
Transactions of Leicester Archaeological Society 1936-1951 (


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Anglesey Documents (in County Record Office) in 1937 volume of Staffordshire Records Association. (BUR)
Birmingham Archaeological Society Transactions 1871-1915 (not a complete run), 1919-1936 (not complete). (SFT)
William Salt Archaeological Society "Collections for a History of Staffordshire" (also called "Historical Collections") 1880-1946 (SFT); 1880 to date. (NEW); (CAN); 1880-1972 (BUR)


13. Other material

North Staffs Field Club (Annual report) 1873-1958 (SFT)
North Staffs Field Club Journal 1961-1985 (SFT)
Photograph collection: Lichfield buildings, monuments, streets, people. (LIC)
Special collections of books by and about: Dr Samuel Johnson, Elias Ashmole, James Boswell, Erasmus Darwin, David Garrick, Anna Seward. (LIC)
Wardle Collection (documents of archives, photographs and bibliographic material relating the to the Wardle family incl. Sir Thomas Wardle, silk manufacture, dyeing, Lady Wardle and the Leek Embroidery Society and Leek's connections with William Morris.) (LEE)
Staffordshire & Worcester Canal Society "Broadsheet" 1962 to date. (SFT)
Staffs Railway Circle "Linesider" 1967 to date. (SFT)
All Libraries hold books, newspapers and pamplets relating to their areas, also local plans, reports and minutes from their various local authorities.


14. Guides to Collections

"Sources at Newcastle under Lyme Library for the Genealogist" £1.95. Available from Newcastle under Lyme Library.
"Locality Index to Census Films & Fiches held at Cannock" 20p. Available from Cannock Library.
"Sources for Genealogists at Cannock Library" 20p. Available from Cannock Library.


15. Local Record Offices

Local Record Offices
Staffordshire Record Office
Eastgate Street
Stafford
ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278379
Fax: 01785


Lichfield Record Office
The Friary
Lichfield
Staffs
WS13 6QG
Tel: 01543 510720
Fax: 01543 510715


Other information

Abstract of Probate Acts in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1630-1653 (LIC)
Index to Administrations Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1581-1619, 1649-1660. (LIC)
Index of Wills proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1383-1629, 1653-1656, 1672-1700. (LIC)
Lichfield & Coventry Calender of Wills and Administrations 1516-1652 (LIC)
Photographs of Leek and the Moorlands area including Francis Frith photographs (LEE)
Shropshire Probate in Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1700-1749 (LIC)