Staffs parish registers revealed
A large tranche of Staffordshire records has been made available to explore on findmypast.co.uk.
The genealogy website has digitised more than 1.2 million parish records held by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service, providing details of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials spanning more than 360 years.
The release builds on an existing collection of 2.8 million parish records from the region added to Findmypast in July 2014. As a result, the dataset now covers nearly all Anglican parishes in the ancient county of Staffordshire, which includes those now within the City of Wolverhampton and the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.
Once all records have been uploaded, the site will provide access to more than six million fully searchable parish register transcripts and digital images.
Councillor Mike Lawrence, of Staffordshire County Council, said: “We are incredibly proud of our heritage here in Staffordshire and it’s great news that people will be able to search through even more of our fascinating historical records.”
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