Burslem, Staffordshire Genealogy
Guide to Burslem, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Burslem is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1849 from chapelry in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Abbey Halton, Abbey Hulton, Abbey Hulton with Milton with Sneyd Green, Burslem with Dale Hall and Longport, Sneyd Green, Longport, Rushton Grange, Rushton Green, and Dale Hall. Non-Church of England denominations identified in Burslem include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
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.
Formerly a chapelry of Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, Burslem St John became a parish in 1849.
Burslem St John the Baptist parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BURSLEM ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (1578) Online Records|
Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1637-1927 Mar 1637-1946 Bur 1637-1947 (early records are BT's
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1660-1856 Mar 1660-1837 Bur 1660-1856 missing 1673/1675, 1708-1710, 1717-1720
Many of Staffordshire's Parish Register entries have been transcribed in full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.
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 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 474619.
Poor Law Unions
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.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 11 September 2013.
- 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 September 2013.
- 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.
- Staffordshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.
- 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
- Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.