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Guide to Upper Gornal, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

Upper Gornal is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1844 from Sedgley, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

GORNALL, UPPER, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Sedgley, union of Dudley, N. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (N. W.) from Dudley. The Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans have places of worship. [1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

See West Midlands BMD and Staffordshire BMD

Church records

Upper Gornal St Peter (for earlier registers see Sedgley, Staffordshire)

Upper Gornal parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free[2]


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FS 1844-1856

Dudley Archives has deposited Parish registers Bap 1844-1958 Marr 1844-1976 Bur 1859-1868 Microfilmed Bap  1834-1934 Marr 1844-1943 Bur 1859-1943

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474626.

Poor Law Unions

Dudley Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Staffordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 315-319. Date accessed: 07 November 2012.
  2. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.


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