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Family History for Beginners

Family History for Beginners

This new edition, presented for the first time in book format, provides an introduction to searching for your ancestors using available resources in Staffordshire. Illustrated throughout, the book also contains numerous tables and an indexed map of ancient Staffordshire Parishes.

Format: A4 Paperback
Pages: 84
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£7.00
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Advanced Guide to Family History

This new edition, presented for the first time in book format, is aimed at helping researchers take their investigation further, and add greater detail and interest to their Family History. Illustrated throughout, the book also contains numerous tables and an indexed map of ancient Staffordshire Parishes and a map showing Poor Law Union Boundaries. 

Format: A4 Paperback
Pages: 112
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£9.00 
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Family History for Beginners & Advanced Guide to Family History

Buy both of these books together and benefit from a 25% discount on the full price.

£12.00

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Guide to Sources No.1

Guide to Sources No.1 - Parish Registers and Bishops' Transcripts

Format: PDF download
Publisher: (c) Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

PDF icon Guide to Sources No. 1 - Parish Registers (v3 July 2015)(2.36 Mb)

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Guide to Sources No.2

Guide to Sources No.2 - Nonconformist Registers

This guide lists the Nonconformist registers of births, baptisms, marriages and burials held at Staffordshire Record Office, Lichfield Record Office and Stoke on Trent City Archives. It also indicates which registers are available on microform.This new edition includes a list of Society of Friends (Quakers) holdings on microform.

Available free to download

Adobe PDF file icon Guide to Sources No. 2 Nonconformist Registers  (787 KB)

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Parish Register Transcripts

Index of Parish, Nonconformist and Roman Catholic Register Transcripts

An index of transcripts held in the offices of the Archive Service and the William Salt Library.

Format: A4 bound leaflet
Pages: 40
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£2.50
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Registration Districts

Registration Districts

This leaflet provides a list of Staffordshire Registration Districts, sub-districts and constituent parishes and townships. It has been recently revised to include an alphabetical listing of townships.

Format: A4 leaflet
Pages: 16
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£1.00
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Census Returns in Libraries

Staffordshire Census Returns available in Libraries and Local Studies Centres

This is a list showing the local availability of census returns for Staffordshire in microform format.

Format: A4 leaflet
Pages: 12
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£1.00
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Peculiar Jurisdictions

Places in Peculiar Jurisdictions within the Diocese of Lichfield

This is a list of places exempt from diocesan jurisdiction: an invaluable aid to using other peculiar records.

Format: A4 leaflet
Pages: 12
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£1.00
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 Tracing Ancestors in North Staffordshire

Tracing Ancestors in North Staffordshire (H. Eva Beech, 2000)

This is a useful source for Family Historians, especially those with links to North Staffordshire. It includes maps and illustrations.

Format: A5 paperback
Pages: 48
Publisher: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

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 Air Force Records

Air Force Record for Family Historians (William Spencer, 2000)

This book is a useful guide for family historians wishing to trace the records of ancestors who served in Britain's Air Force.

Format: Paperback, 24.5cm x 19cm
Pages: 128
Publisher: Public Record Office (The National Archives)
£9.99
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 Naval Ancestors

Tracing Your Naval Ancestors (Bruno Pappalardo, 2000)

This is a useful source guide to records of the Royal Navy held at the National Archives. Among the subjects explored is the history and organization of the Royal Navy, service records and pension records.

Format: Paperback, 24.5cm x 19cm
Pages: 240
Publisher: Public Record Office (The National Archives)
£14.99
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 World War Two Ancestors

Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors (Simon Fowler, 2006)

This book explores the sources available to Family Historians in their search for ancestors who lived through this momentous event.

Format: Paperback, 21cm x 14.5cm
Pages: 240
Publisher: Countryside Press
£9.99
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 Army Records WWI

Army Service Records of the First World War  (William Spencer, 2001)

This third, expanded edition examines the sources available for ancestors who served in the British and Dominion Forces between 1914 and 1918.

Format: Paperback, 24.5cm x 19cm
Pages: 120
Publisher: The Public Record Office

£9.99
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 Staffordshire Advertizer Index

Staffordshire Advertiser - Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths 1795-1820

This is a facsimile reproduction of the first volume of the Index, the original of which is held at the William Salt Library. The Index is arranged alphabetically by surname.

Format: Paperback, 21.5cm x 14cm
Pages: 136
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£5.00
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 The Parish Chest

The Parish Chest (W. E. Tate, reprint 1983)

This is the third edition of W.E. Tate's classic study of "Parish Chest" records - those generated by the church and its administration, and a useful source for Family History.

Format: Hardback, 25cm x 17cm
Pages: 394
Publisher: Phillimore

£20.00
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 Archdeaconry

A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3  (Ann J. Kettle, 1976, reprinted 2008)

Transcribed from a unique document at Lichfield Record Office, this book lists some 51,000 Staffordshire people five years before the earliest parish register. This is a fascinating and invaluable source for family and local historians.

Format: Paperback, 22cm x 15.5cm
Pages: 242
Publisher: Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service

£9.95
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