Talks for Groups and Societies
Details of our programme of talks are given below. After the title of each talk, there is a letter code. This indicates the contact office. A talk can be given at your usual meeting venue or can be held at the Staffordshire Record Office. Some talks are illustrated with the use of original documents and so can only be given on our premises. These titles are indicated separately. If you wish to arrange any of these talks please print out the booking request form linked below and send it to the following address as appropriate:
S - Staffordshire Record Office
Head of Archives, Staffordshire Record Office, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LZ.
L - Lichfield Record Office
Principal Archivist, Lichfield Record Office, The Friary, Lichfield, WS13 6QG.
H - Stoke on Trent City Archives
City Archivist, Stoke on Trent City Archives, City Central Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3RS.
W - William Salt Library
Librarian, William Salt Library, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LZ.
Booking request form||
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The following talks are available. Please note that talks cannot normally be given about a specific place as this involves a considerable amount of preparatory work and research. It may be possible occasionally to provide such a talk for a specific or special occasion and this can be discussed with the County Archivist.
Charges for talks:
Current : £40.00 (£45.00 plus travel expenses to out-county groups)
Please note that it is not always possible to accommodate some talks on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, as these are late night openings. This means that staff cannot always be available to give talks on these evenings.
Preserving the Past for the Future: (S)
the Work of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service
The Archive Heritage of Stoke-on-Trent: (H)
Sources for Local History at the Lichfield Record Office (L)
William Salt and his Library, Stafford (W)
Sources for Family History in The Archive Service (S)
Tracing your Ancestors in the Potteries (H)
Before the Census: Pre-census sources for family history (S)
World War One Ancestry: National and Local Sources (S)
"The Worst of Crimes is Poverty", Records of the Old Poor Law (S)
Industry in the Archives (H)
Politics and Social Disorder (H)
The Development of Bookbinding as Discovered in the Collections of the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service (S)