Staffordshire Record Office (A-R)

Staffordshire Record Office

Staffordshire Archive holds documents relating to the history of Staffordshire.

Their aim is to collect and preserve these documents.  They then make them accessible to anyone who wishes to consult them.

Whether you wish to research the history of a house, study your family history or are interested in local history, you will the documents held of use.  The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you require advice and assistance.

Information about Staffordshire Record Office

Address:

Staffordshire Archives
Eastgate Street 

Stafford 
ST16 2LZ 

Telephone Numbers:

01785 278379 Enquiries 
01785 278373 Appointments 
01785 278380 Admin enquiries 

Fax Number:

01785 278384 

Minicom: 

01785 278376 

E-Mail:

staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

For information regarding their collections, please peruse their sources for family historians.

For their opening hours please visit the Office's planning your visit page.

It is necessary to make an appointment to visit Staffordshire Record Office, and also to ensure the resources you are interested in are held as some resources are held off-site and 48 hours notice is required if you wish to consult them.



The nearest long-stay car park is off North Walls. There are however 2 parking spaces available for orange or blue badge holders. There is further parking for disabled readers available at the nearby councillor's car park, but only if circumstances allow.

The Office is approximately ten minutes walk from Stafford railway station.

They offer a research service for anyone unable to visit in person.  

They are a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)


Dudley Archives

Address:

Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
Tipton Road
Dudley
DY1 4SQ

Telephone Number:

01384 812770 

E-Mail:

archives.centre@dudley.gov.uk

For information regarding their collections, please go to their Home Page and peruse their Guide to Sources held.  From this page it is possible to discover more about their holdings, which include:

  • Maps and plans
  • Parish records
  • Poor Law
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Printed sources

Their holdings also include:

  • Census returns
  • General Register Office (GRO) indexes
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)

They also have an on-line catalogue.



Dudley Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network)


Lichfield Record Office

Address:

Lichfield Records Office 
The Friary 
Lichfield 
WS13 6QG 

Telephone Number:

01543 510720 

E-Mail:

lichfield.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

For information regarding their collections, directions and opening hours, please go to their Home Page.  Details of their collections can also be found by browsing their Records Held page.  From this page it is possible to find details of family history resources at Lichfield Archive, which include:

  • Anglican Parish Registers
  • Army Roll of Honour for World War II
  • Bishops Transcripts
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Electoral Registers
  • Marriage Bonds and Allegations

Their holdings also include:

  • Mormon Immigration (into USA) Index
  • National Burial Index
  • Nonconformist registers
  • Poor Law Records
  • Soldiers Died in the Great War
  • Staffordshire Landed Gentry 1086-1702
  • Staffordshire Monumental Inscriptions
  • Wills, Inventories and Probate papers

They also hold divorce indexes, which include Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Cases 1858-1873, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the Supreme Court of Judicature 1873-1958 and District registries of the Supreme Court of Judicature 1922-1958.

It is necessary to make an appointment to visit, and also to ensure the resources you are interested in are held.



A short-stay car park is located behind the building, but if you plan to stay longer, you will have to park in the nearest long-stay car park which is located off The Friary. There are some parking spaces available at the front of the building for disabled readers.

The Office is approximately ten minutes walk from Lichfield City Railway Station, and twenty-five minutes walk from Lichfield Trent Valley Railway Station.

If you are unable to visit in person, they offer a Research Service. 

They are not a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).