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Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.lea.sandwell.gov.uk/libraries/chas-familytree.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): WMD, STS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Community History and Archives Service (CHAS)
Smethwick Library
High Street
B66 1AB
Tel: 0121 558 2561
Fax: 0121 555 6064
Contact: Claire Harrington (Archivist)

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

Sandwell Information Service and Reference Library (SISRL)
West Bromwich library
High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8DZ
Tel: 0121 569 4911
Fax: 0121 525 9465
Contact: Robin Pearson (Information Officer)

Wednesbury Community Library
Walsall Street
West Midlands
WS10 9EH
Tel: 0121 556 0351 / 502 6261
Fax: 0121 505 2109
Contact: Paul Voyce (Community Librarian)

Tipton Community Library
Victoria Road
West Midlands
Tel: 0121 557 1796
Contact: Tracy Johnson (Community Librarian)

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? -

Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations 1881-1920 (CHAS)

5. Census returns

Oldbury, Smethwick, Rowley Regis, Tipton, Wednesbury & West Bromwich: 1841-1891
Wednesbury: 1801, 1811, 1821 & 1831 (CHAS)
Wednesbury 1801-1891. Wednesbury Community Library
West Bromwich 1841-1891. SISRL
Tipton 1841-1891. Tipton Community Library

Census returns for 1841-1881 are indexed alphabetically by name

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Staffordshire 1818-1940. CHAS

6(b) City and Town Directories

Birmingham 1854-1968
West Bromwich 1783-1936 (CHAS)

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


(Some gaps in these sequences)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

England 1988 and 1992 editions. Microfiche. CHAS
Staffordshire 1984 edition. Microfiche. Wednesbury

9. Unpublished Indexes

1841-1881 census for Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich are indexed alphabetically by name at CHAS.
1841-1881 for Wednesbury at Wednesbury
1841-1881 for Tipton at Tipton

10. Parish Registers

~see attached sheets$

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Blackcountryman 1969-

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections


15. Local Record Offices

Staffordshire Record Office
Eastgate Street
ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278379
Fax: 01785 278384

Other information