Staffordshire Genealogy Resources

Archives

Staffordshire Archives
Wolverhampton Archives

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Parish Records

England BMDs
FreeBMD
FreeREG
Staffordshire BMD
Staffordshire Parish Records
West Midlands BMD
Wolverhampton Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Find a Grave Stafford
Find a Grave Wolverhampton
Staffordshire Memorial Inscription Collection

Census Records

1939 Register
FreeCen
UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Convicts Transported From Staffordshire
Hundreds of names of convicts who were transported including the offense and sentence.
Criminal Ancestor Records
Staffordshire Name Indexes
Has many records including quarter sessions, gaol photos and workhouse admissions.

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932

Forums

RootsChat Staffordshire

Historical Directories

Staffordshire Historical Directories
Willenhall Online Indexes

Local History

Black Country History
Domesday Book Staffordshire
Lichfield Lore
Staffordshire History
Staffordshire Past Track
GENUKI Staffordshire

Maps

Old Staffordshire Maps
Tithe Map of Sedgley 1844
Staffordshire Map Explorer

Military Records

British Military Records
Staffordshire Home Guard
Staffordshire Roll of Honour
War Graves
Willenhall War Memorial
Wolverhampton Roll of Honour (WWI)
Wolverhampton War Memorials

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953

Obituaries

iannounce UK Obituaries

Occupations

Lost Pubs of Staffordshire
Staffordshire Apprentice Records
Staffordshire Photographers Index
Staffordshire Police Force Registers 1842-1920

Photos and Postcards

Old Staffordshire Images
Old Walsall Images

School Records

School Admission Registers 1870-1914

Societies and Groups

Audley Family History Society
Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Burntwood Family History Group
Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

Surnames

Sedgley Surname Researchers

Wills and Probate

Lichfield Wills Database
Staffordshire Wills and Probate 1521-1860

About Staffordshire

Population

  • 1841 – 510,504
  • 1851 – 630,545
  • 1861 – 769,541
  • 1871 – 857,333
  • 1881 – 981,013
  • 2014 – 860,165

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.

Largest Towns & Cities

  1. Stoke-on-Trent
  2. Tamworth
  3. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  4. Burton-upon-Trent
  5. Stafford

Most Common Surnames 1881

  1. Smith
  2. Jones
  3. Taylor
  4. Williams
  5. Johnson

Places of Interest

  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • Staffordshire Regiment Museum
  • Tamworth Castle
  • Stafford Castle
  • Wedgwood Museum
  • Potteries Museum
  • Apedale Heritage Centre