Research your Staffordshire ancestors with these resources to online records, which include births, marriages and deaths, burials, convicts, wills and military records.
Births, Marriages, Deaths & Parish Records
Staffordshire BMD (Births,Marriages,Deaths) has free access to over 4 million records from 1837 onwards. The database is continually added to and updated.
Staffordshire Parish Records
West Midlands BMD
Wolverhampton Parish Records
Burials & Cemeteries
Criminals and Convicts
Convicts Transported From Staffordshire
Hundreds of names of convicts who were transported including the offense and sentence.
Criminal Ancestor Records
Calendars of Prisoners at Staffordshire Quarter Sessions, 1779-1880
Has many records including quarter sessions, gaol photos and workhouse admissions.
Black Country History
Black Country History is a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within the Black Country.
The eight partners involved in this website are:
- Dudley Archives and Local History Service
- Dudley Museums Service
- Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
- Sandwell Museums Service
- Walsall Local History Centre
- Walsall Museums Service
- Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
- Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service
Domesday Book Staffordshire
This is a large and developing site devoted to Staffordshire’s history (i.e. pre-1888 boundaries). It is an important reference and information resource for researchers, both professional and amateur whose aim is to encourage Local History groups throughout the old historic county and to publicise their activities, meetings and achievements.
Staffordshire Past Track
Staffordshire Past Track contains thousands of digitised old photo, documents and local history interests including:
A free family history & genealogy resource which lists links and resources for the English county of Staffordshire.
Willenhall Online Indexes
Willenhall Online Indexes contains some great indexes for family historians tracing ancestors from Willenhall, Staffordshire. The indexes available are :
- Historical directories of Willenhall for the years 1770, 1818, 1835 and 1864/5
- Willenhall War Memorial
- Portobello War Memorial
- Hearth Tax 1666
- Some St.Giles Parish Registers
- 1835 – Willenhall Lockmakers & Allied Trades
British Military Records
Staffordshire Home Guard
Staffordshire Roll of Honour
Willenhall War Memorial
Wolverhampton Roll of Honour (WWI)
Wolverhampton War Memorials is dedicated to the people that gave their lives during the two world wars. You will find information and names from many war memorials in an around Wolverhampton. Included are church memorials listed from A-Z, plus some rolls of honour and cemetery memorials. All for free!
Photos and Postcards
Poor Law & Workhouses
Admission to and Discharges from Poor Law Union Workhouses 1836-1900
This is an index to admissions to and discharges from Union Workhouses, taken from all surviving registers dating between 1836 and 1900, in the care of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service.
Societies and Groups
Wills and Probate
- 1841 – 510,504
- 1851 – 630,545
- 1861 – 769,541
- 1871 – 857,333
- 1881 – 981,013
- 2014 – 860,165
Largest Towns & Cities
Most Common Surnames 1881
Places of Interest
- National Memorial Arboretum
- Staffordshire Regiment Museum
- Tamworth Castle
- Stafford Castle
- Wedgwood Museum
- Potteries Museum
- Apedale Heritage Centre
For family history purposes, Wolverhampton is included in Staffordshire, although since 1974 it’s been part of the West Midlands.
Stoke-on-Trent is still part of Staffordshire, but is administrated as an independent unitary authority.