Sources at Burton Archives
For sources available online through Findmypast please see the Digitisation Project page
For information about family history resources across the Archive Service generally see the Family History page
Anglican Parish Registers
Registers of parishes in the former registration district of Burton upon Trent are available on microfiche, for registers starting 1925 or earlier. These include: Anslow; Barton under Needwood; Branston; Burton-upon Trent, All Saints, Christ Church, Holy Trinity, St Aidan, St Margaret, St Modwen, St Paul; Dunstall; Hanbury; Horninglow; Rolleston; Stretton with Claymills; Tatenhill; Tutbury; Wychnor; and Yoxall.
Microfiche copies of bishops transcripts of Derbyshire parish registers in the former registration district of Burton are available as follows: Church Gresley; Rosliston; Stapenhill.
Microfiche copies of nonconformist registers for a large number of chapels within the Burton-upon-Trent Methodist circuits and for other nonconformist chapels are available.
Census Returns and Indexes
Census returns are available on microfilm for parishes in the former registration district of Burton-upon-Trent, 1841-1891. The 1901 census returns are accessible online. The census returns for Staffordshire and Derbyshire for 1861 are available on CD ROM. The surname index to the 1851 census index for Burton is available on microfiche.
International Genealogical Index
Available on microfiche for the whole of the British Isles.
Monumental inscriptions on microfiche are available for the following parishes: Anslow; Dunstall; Rangemore; Rolleston; Tatenhill; Wychnor
Microfiche copies of electoral registers for Offlow North are available for the years 1832-1836. This is a large geographical area and covers: Alrewas, Alrewas Hay, Anslow, Barton-under- Needwood, Branston, Bromley Regis (Kings Bromley), Burton-on-Trent, Burton Extra, Clifton Campville and Haunton, Curborough and Elmhust, Draycott, Dunstall, Edingale, Fisherwick, Fradley, Hamstall Ridware, Hanbury, Harlaston, Haselour, Horninglow, Marchington, Marchington Woodlands, Mavesyn Ridware, Newborough, Oakley, Orgreave, Pipe Ridware, Rolleston, Streetly, Stretton, Syerscote, Thorpe Constantine, Tatenhill, Tutbury, Wychnor, Whittington and Yoxall.
Microfiche copies of electoral registers for East Staffordshire, later Burton, constituency are available for the years 1868-1891.
Burton upon Trent Union Poor Law Institution (Workhouse) : The register of births and deaths, 1837-1879, and the admission and discharge register, c1879-1900, are available on microfilm.
Burton school log books which begin in 1889 or earlier are available on microfiche. These give a daily account of school life and contain references to individual pupils and teachers.
The following local newspapers are available for consultation on microfilm:
|Burton Weekly News
|Burton Evening Gazette
|Burton & Derby Gazette
Local history sources
There is also a wide range of printed local history material available.
Please note that original archival material relating to Burton is held at Lichfield Record Office and Staffordshire Record Office.