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Burton Family and History Centre

Burton Family and Local History Centre
Burton Library
High Street
Burton upon Trent

Telephone: (+44) 0300 111 8000 (Please note: Your call will be answered by Staffordshire County Council's Contact Centre staff who will be able to deal with your library enquiry)

Email:  burton.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Opening hours

Monday,Wednesday,Friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

The local studies room is open to all members of the public without charge, although we regret that babies and young children cannot be admitted.

Sources available

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.

Bishop's transcripts

Microfiche copies of bishops transcripts of Derbyshire parish registers in the former registration district of Burton are available as follows: Church Gresley; Rosliston; Stapenhill.

Nonconformist registers

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

Monumental inscriptions on microfiche are available for the following parishes: Anslow; Dunstall; Rangemore; Rolleston; Tatenhill; Wychnor

Electoral registers

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.

Workhouse registers

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.

School records

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 Times 1855-1890
Burton Weekly News 1856-1890
Burton Evening Gazette 1881-1887
Burton & Derby Gazette 1881-1887
Burton Observer 1898-1963
Burton Mail 1898-2008

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 Staffordshire Record Office.

Access & Facilities

Parking arrangements

There is public parking adjacent to the Library with designated spaces for disabled people.

Public transport

The rail station is approximately fifteen minutes walk from Burton Library


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