We use cookies on this site We and our partners use cookies and collect information from your browser. This lets us deliver content and relevant adverts to you. It also helps us to understand our audience better. See our privacy policy to learn more about how we manage your data and your rights. See our cookies policy to see how we use cookies and tracking technology. To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
 

Family History Records - William Salt Library

Family histories

A large collection of printed and typescript sources relating to the history of Staffordshire families, together with biographies of prominent local people.

Genealogical notes

Notes made by local genealogists from local and national sources, including copies of pedigrees, letters, title deeds, wills, etc.

Heraldic material

William Salt's original collection contains collections of coats of arms of a number of Staffordshire and Shropshire families.

Transcripts of manuscript sources

Transcripts produced by local societies and individuals of sources such as parish registers, wills, etc.

Trade directories

An excellent collection of trade directories for both the county and its main towns, c.1790-1970.

Poll Books

Poll books for both the county and borough divisions during the 18th and 19th centuries. Please note that there are significant gaps in our holdings.

Newspaper entries - Births, Marriages and Deaths

The Library possesses a collection of Births, Marriages and Deaths entries from The Staffordshire Advertiser newspaper for the period 1795-1860. There is also an index of names for these entries between 1795 and 1840.

Genealogical Magazines

These include copies of The Genealogist Magazine, The Midland Ancestor, The Genealogist and a number of local family history society journals, as well as a comprehensive series of The Index Library's indexes to probate records.

Other sources

Peerages, printed school and university registers, law lists, clerical directories, Staffordshire monumental inscriptions, etc.

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest community news
East Staffordshire homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

East Staffordshire homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

Eligible households in East Staffordshire could be helped out of fuel poverty, thanks to a brand new scheme.
Date:
20 January 2020
New operator for recycling centres

New operator for recycling centres

Day-to-day management responsibility for Staffordshire's 14 household waste recycling sites is being transferred.
Date:
15 January 2020
Investment planned to continue libraries' success

Investment planned to continue libraries' success

Plans for the future of Staffordshire's 43 libraries lay out a continued commitment until 2025.
Date:
09 January 2020
Committee to hear how service is keeping Staffordshire communities safe

Committee to hear how service is keeping Staffordshire communities safe

In Staffordshire last year, 34,300 counterfeit items with an estimated value of £204,000 were removed or prevented from entering the supply chain. This included 24,000 illicit cigarettes with a street value of £12,500.
Date:
06 January 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom