Wolverhampton St James, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Wolverhampton St James, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

Wolverhampton St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1843 from Wolverhampton [St Peter] Ancient Parish. The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Wolverhampton, but the exact parish has not been identified: Baptist, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker. [1]

Resources

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

Wolverhampton St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
WOLVERHAMPTON ST JAMES PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

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FREG 1843-1875
1849-1875

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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 474627.


Poor Law Unions

Wolverhampton 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

References

  1. http://maps.familysearch.org/
  2. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 September 2013.
  3. Ann J. Kettle, A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 (Stafford: Staffordshire Record Society, 1976). FHL British Book 942.46 B4sc ser. 4 v. 8
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