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Records held in the UK

UK census returns

The census has been taken every 10 years since 1801 and the first detailed census was taken in 1841. The latest available census return is 1901.

Census information records the names of all people living in a household on the night of the census, their ages, marital status, relationships and employment histories.

Census returns can be viewed at any of our record offices, where they can easily be searched by name through the Ancestry website. There is no charge to the public for this facility.

View more about planning a visit to a record office.

Birth, marriage and death records in England and Wales

The registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837 and is recorded in the General Register Office records. The public cannot view original registers of births, marriages and deaths but can apply for a copy of a certificate of a particular event for a particular name.

The General Registry Office holds a complete index of all the certificates issued in England and Wales. These indexes are available for consultation at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service.

  • Find my past - This site provides access to images of the General Registry Office index. There is a cost involved but these can be viewed for free at the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent offices.
  • Freebmd - provides a searchable transcription of the General Registry Office indexes.
  • Direct gov -  order a birth marriage or death certificates from the General Register Office at Southport.

Jewish records

The Archive Service does not hold any Jewish registers of life events.

Staffordshire Record Office and Stoke on Trent City Archives hold a microfilm copy of the general minutes of the Hebrew Congregation in Hanley, 1889-1916, and of the Stoke on Trent Congregation, 1948-1973. These do contain names of some members of the congregations.

UK immigration and emigration records

Records of immigration are held at The National Archives.

If people emigrated on from the UK the find my past site allows you to search for passengers on long distance voyages from UK ports.

Roman Catholic records

We hold microfilm copies of some Staffordshire Roman Catholic registers of baptism, marriage and burial/death.

Other Roman Catholic records may be with the Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives, Cathedral House, St. Chads, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6EU (Tel. 01212 362251) or they may still be kept at the respective church.

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Baptisms

Marriages

Deaths

Alton

1820-1908

1837-1852

 

Ashley

1825-1876

1835-1844

 

Aston by Stone

1804-1975 with some gaps

1833-1851

1832-1914

Bellamore

1791-1821, 1837-1842

 

 

Bilston

1834-1908

1835-1839, 1842-1889

1875-1881, 1889-1900

Bloxwich, St Thomas

1805-1829

1807-1829

1807-1828

Brewood

1844-1957

1860-1941

1816-1942

Caverswall

1811-1866

 

1820-1866

Chasetown

1883-1940

1884-1940

 

Cheadle

1828-1928

1855-1923

1855-1898

Chillington

1721-1844

1721-1770

 

Cobridge

1797-1904

1838-1929

1837-1922, 1925-1927

Cresswell

1780-1919

 

1837-1855

Eccleshall

1886-1911

 

1888-1914

Goldenhill

1882-1899

 

 

Lichfield

1788-1947

1846-1925

1865-1975

Longbirch

1795-1843  general register

 

 

Longton, St Gregory

1822-1914

1838-1930

1856-1957

Moseley

1773-1826  general register

 

 

Old Oscott, Maryvale

1761-1966

 

1867-1935

 

Rugeley

1836-1873, 1845-1914  general register

1853-1861

 

Sedgley

1795-1874

1817-1834, 1842-1859

1875-1900

Stafford, St Austin

1804-1898

1828-1880

1828-1893

Swynnerton

1810-1879

1826-1855

 

Tamworth

1826-1907

1838-1908

 

Tixall

1798-1837

1799-1837

 

Uttoxeter

1873-1927

1855-1927

1873-1925 burials

Walsall

1830-1915

1830-1943

1826-1858 burials

West Bromwich

!832-1878, 1891-1941

1833-1855

1858-1890

Wolverhampton, SS Mary & John

1855-1891

1856-1915

1894-1905

Wolverhampton, St Patrick

1865-1925

1866-1898

 

Wolverhampton, SS Peter & Paul

1791-1910

1837-1854

 

Wood Lane

1797-1851, 1880-1928

1839

 

 

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