Staffordshire, England Genealogy

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Staffordshire, or Stafford, is an inland county located in the mid-western part of England.

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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Staffordshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Staffordshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Staffordshire and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.


See a list of the parishes of Staffordshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Staffordshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Staffordshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Staffordshire Probate Records.


This website allows free access to the indexes listed below :
  • Calendars of Prisoners at Staffordshire Quarter Sessions, 1779-1880
  • Staffordshire Police Force Registers Index, 1842-1920
  • Diocese of Lichfield Wills, 1650-1700
  • Staffordshire Apprentices, 1600-1900
  • Workhouse Admissions and Discharges, 1836-1900