Staffordshire Family History Society

This section lists county associations of Staffordshire, providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.  Details regarding the following Societies are included in this page:

Audley and District Family History Society

The Society was founded in 1986.  It covers the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Audley, which includes Audley Township, Bignall End, Halmer End, Knowle End, Park End, Eardley End and Talke. 

The ancient parishes of Barthomley and Church Lawton in Cheshire and Wolstanton, Keele, Madeley and Betley in Staffordshire help to make up the adjoining area.  

Their aim is to make records available that relate to Audley and its surrounding area. They also hold research meetings every month, which non members can attend for a small fee.


Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Christine Huxley
c/o AADFHS
7 Hadrian Way
Chesterton
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 7QZ

E-Mail:

famhist147@hotmail.co.uk


Society Resources

Many resources are available at Research Sessions, which include:

  • 1837 Tithe Apportionment
  • Census Returns
  • Electoral Registers
  • Manor Court Documents
  • Maps
  • Middle Madeley Methodist (Madeley)
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Parish Registers
  • Pedigrees
  • Trade Directories
  • Wills List 1650-1700
  • Wood Street Methodist New Connexion Chapel: Baptisms 1877-1950 (Audley)

Society Databases

A database of names recorded in the Staffordshire Advertiser 1840-1926 is accessible on the site, but only surnames beginning with the letter A are available to non-members.  The full index is available in the Members Area.


Society Publications

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Back Issues of Audley Historian
  • Called to Arms 1803-12: Volunteer Infantry Corps for Home Defence
  • Cissie and Bella: A Family's Story 1886-1930
  • Letters of Albert and Edward Riley 1916-18
  • Letters of Lieutenant John Lawton 1915-19
  • Letters of Oswald Tittle 1912-18
  • Local History Books
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Ordnance Survey Maps
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

Website:
http://www.audleyfhs.co.uk


Biddulph and District Genealogy and Historical Society

The Society aims to promote genealogical research, especially in the Biddulph area.


Contact Information


Society Indexes

An index of baptisms, marriages and burials 1813-1836 from St Lawrence, Biddulph, is available on the site.


Society Maps

Some historical maps are also available, which include:

  • Administrative Boundaries of Biddulph and District
  • Ecclesiastical Boundaries of Biddulph and District
  • Railways and Canals

Tithe Map Indexes are accessible, which include:

  • Tithe Map Information
  • Tithe Map Index
  • Tithe Map Occupier Search
  • Tithe Owner Search
  • Tithe Plot Search

Society Publications

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Always Doing His Duty - The Story of John Harold Rhodes - A Packmoor Hero (Michael Turnock)
  • Biddulph Born and Bred - Elaine Heathcote and Kathleen Walton
  • Biddulph Grange and Knypersley Sale Document of 1871
  • Biography of Peter Biddulph alias Fitton of Biddulph Old Hall (1602-1657) - Philip B. T. Wheeler
  • Brindley Ford - Gordon Lomas
  • Duke of York Square - Michael Turnock
  • Guide to St. Lawrence's Church, Biddulph
  • History of Biddulph
  • Memorial Inscriptions of St. Lawrence
  • Moor to War - Michael Turnock
  • Research conducted by Christine Jesson into Ada - Love at Jerusalem - Divine and Human
  • Robert Heath Sale Document
  • St. Lawrence Parish Church, Biddulph, Staffordshire: Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1813-1836
  • Survey of the Inhabitants of Biddulph 1779
  • Topography and Antiquities of Biddulph in the County of Stafford
  • Victorian Biddulph: An Atlas of the Parish Using the 1876 Ordnance Survey Plans - Richard Dean
  • Women's Work in the 1940s and 1950s

Website:
http://www.bdghs.org.uk


Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

This group is listed under Warwickshire


Burntwood Family History Group

Founded in 1986, the Society was formed by a small group of people who were interested in genealogical research.

Contact Information

Address:

Mrs Jennifer Lee
8 Peakes Road
Rugeley
Staffordshire
WS15 2LY

E-Mail:

enquiries@bfhg.org.uk


Society Resources

Many resources are available in the Members Library, which incorporate:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Family Histories
  • Directories
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Local History Books
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Pedigrees
  • Reference Books

These resources do not just relate to Burntwood, but all across the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Society Publications

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Baptist Church Register Transcriptions
  • Burntwood School Admission Books: Burntwood No. 1 Board School, including Infants 1902-1931 and Mixed 1900-1931
  • Methodist Chapel Register Transcriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible, along with a list of towns and villages in the area.

Website:
http://www.bfhg.org.uk


Walsall Family History Group

The group was formed in 1981 and is based in Walsall in the West Midlands, but members of the group still refer to the old county name of Staffordshire when they discuss genealogy.


Contact Information

Address:

Mrs P Stacey
c/o WFHG
183 Whetstone Lane
Aldridge
Walsall
West Midlands
WS9 0HF


Society Resources

Some resources are held on microfiche, which include:

  • British Isles Genealogical Register
  • Burial Ground 1756-1812: St Matthews, Walsall
  • Churchwardens Book 1618-1725: St. Thomas, Dudley
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Nottingham Miscellaneous Fiche
  • Parish Registers 1563-1724: Netherseal, Leicestershire
  • Strays Collections

Many resources are held by the Society, which can be borrowed by members.  These resources include:

  • Assessment of Jersey 1607
  • British Isles Vital Records Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • East Sussex Settlement Certificates 1670-1832
  • Enclosure Maps
  • Family Tree Magazines
  • Genealogical Research Directory
  • Land Tax Assessments c 1690-c1950
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Members Directory and Interests WFHG
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • Poor Law Union Records
  • Post Office Archives and Records
  • Pre 1841 Censuses and Population Listings
  • Quarter Sessions Records
  • Reference Books
  • Return of Owners of Land 1873
  • Sussex Probate Records
  • Tithe Maps and Awards

Society Publications

CD's of some local monumental inscriptions can be purchased from the Society.


Members' Interests

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.

Website:
http://www.wfhg.co.uk



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