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Records for much of Staffordshire are held at the Staffordshire Record Office - see below for contact details

Records for the Lichfield district are held at the Lichfield Record Office - see below for contact details

Records for the metropolitian borough of Sandwell (which includes Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich) are held at the Sandwell Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the city of Stoke-on-Trent are held at the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the metropolitan borough of Walsall are held at the Walsall Local History Centre - see below for contact details

Records for the city of Wolverhampton are held at the Wolverhampton Archives - see below for contact details

   
   
   
  STAFFORDSHIRE RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service
   
  Address Staffordshire Record Office,
Eastgate Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2LZ
   
  Telephone

(01785) 278379

  Fax (01785) 278384
  E-Mail staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 5:00
    Tue 9:00 - 5:00
    Wed 9:00 - 8:00
    Thu 9:00 - 5:00
    Fri 9:30 - 4:30
  ` Sat 9:00 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
       
  Research £19 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held plus online access to over half of Staffordshire Archives Services catalogues
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - information on services provided with link to downloadable request form
    Visiting Guide - summary guide to proof of identity requirements together with link to downloadable guide to using the search room facilities (in PDF format)
    Directions - street map showing location of record office
    plus
    Online Catalogue Database containing the majority of the Staffordshire Archives Services paper based catalogues - this online catalogue can be free text searched
   
   
   
  LICHFIELD RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service
   
  Address Lichfield Record Office,
The Friary,
Lichfield,
WS13 6QG
   
  Telephone (01543) 510720
  E-Mail lichfield.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:30 - 5:00
    Tue 9:30 - 5:00
    Wed 9:30 - 5:00
    Thu 11:30 - 7:00
    Fri 9:30 - 5:00
    Sat Second week in the month: 9:30 - 12:30
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £19 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held plus online access to over half of Staffordshire Archives Services catalogues
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - information on services provided with link to downloadable request form
    Visiting Guide - summary guide to identification requirements together with link to downloadable guide to using the search room facilities (in PDF format)
    Directions - street map showing location of record office
    plus
    Online Catalogue Database containing the majority of the Staffordshire Archives Services paper based catalogues - this online catalogue can be free text searched
   
   
   
  SANDWELL ARCHIVES
  managed by Sandwell Metropolitian Borough Council
   
  Address Sandwell Community History & Archives Service
Smethwick Library
High Street,
SMETHWICK,
West Midlands
B66 1AB
   
  Telephone (0121) 558 2561
  Fax (0121) 555 6064
  E-Mail archives.service@sandwell.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 10:00 - 6:00
    Tue 10:30 - 6:00
    Wed 10:00 - 6:00
    Thu Closed
    Fri 10:00 - 6:00
    Sat 9:30 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research No fee based service provided
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains basic contact information only
    Home Page
    Sources Held - no information provided other than a very brief indication in the Home Page
    Research Services - no fee based service provided
    Visiting Guide - none provided
    Directions - link to street map provided by Multi-Map
   
   
   
  STOKE-ON-TRENT CITY ARCHIVES
  managed by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service
   
  Address Stoke on Trent City Archives,
Hanley Library,
Bethesda Street,
Hanley,
Stoke on Trent
ST1 3RS
   
  Telephone (01782) 238420
  Fax (01782) 238499
  E-Mail stoke.archives@stoke.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon Closed
    Tue 9:00 - 7:30
    Wed 9:00 - 7:30
    Thu 9:00 - 7:30
    Fri 9:00 - 5:00
    Sat 9:00 - 4:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £19 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held plus online access to over half of Staffordshire Archives Services catalogues
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - link to downloadable request form
    Visiting Guide - summary guide to identification requirements together with link to downloadable guide to using the search room facilities (in PDF format)
    Directions - street map showing location of record office
    plus
    Online Catalogue Database containing the majority of the Staffordshire Archives Services paper based catalogues - this online catalogue can be free text searched
   
   
   
  WALSALL LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
  managed by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
   
  Address Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
Walsall
WS2 7AS
   
  Telephone (01922) 721305
  Fax (01922) 634954
  E-Mail localhistorycentre@walsall.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon Closed
    Tue 9:30 - 5:30
    Wed 9:30 - 7:00
    Thu 9:30 - 5:30
    Fri 9:30 - 5:00
    Sat 9:30 - 1:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research No charged service provided - general enquiries only
  Services  
   
  Web Site

Contains summary information on services provided plus more detailed information on church and census records held

    Home Page
    Sources Held - brief summary of main collections - there are also more detailed guides to church records held and to census records held
    Research Services - none provided
    Visiting Guide - guide to booking facilities provided
    Directions - textual directions only
   
   
   
  WOLVERHAMPTON ARCHIVES
  managed by Wolverhampton City Council
   
  Address Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
42-50 Snow Hill
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV2 4AG
   
  Telephone (01902) 552480
  Fax (01902) 552481
  E-Mail wolverhamptonarchives@dial.pipex.com
   
  Hours Mon 10:00 - 5:00
    Tue 10:00 - 5:00
    Wed 10:00 - 7:00
    Thu Closed
    Fri 10:00 - 5:00
    Sat First and third weeks in month: 10:00 - 5:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £8 for maximum of half an hour search
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held
    Home Page
    Sources Held - set of downloadable guides (in PDF format) to main collections
    Research Services - guide to service offered
    Visiting Guide - guide to using the search room
    Directions - street map showing location
   
   
   
 
This page last updated: 14 March 2007