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Walsall Metropolitan District 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Unpublished indexes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.walsall.gov.uk
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): STF

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
Tel: 01922 721305
Fax: 01922 34954
[email protected]
Contact: Ruth Vyse (Archivist/Local Studies Officer)

Opening hours:

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9.30 - 5.30
Wed: 9.30 - 7.00
Thur: 9.30 - 5.30
Fri: 9.30 - 5.00
Sat: 9.30 - 1.00

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? WLHC is a combined record office and local studies library. Telephone email and written enquiries are done if the information sought is specific and can be done in 30 minutes. Otherwise a list of record agents is sent to the enquirer
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations G.R.O.
Births 1837-1973
Marriages 1837-1973
Deaths 1837-1973
Overseas indexes

5. Census returns

1801-1831 Walsall (Ancient) Borough (i.e. the town of Walsall)
1841-1901 modern Walsall M.B.C. area

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Staffordshire 1770-1865. Various compilers
Kelly's Staffordshire 1870-1940

6(b) City and Town Directories

Walsall Red Book 1873-1939; 1957-1963

6(c) Telephone Directories


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Walsall 1832-date
(Walsall North and South since 1955; Aldridge Brownhils since 1974)
Parts of Wednesbury -Willenhall & Darlaston 1931-1955

7(b) Poll Books

Walsall 1832-1847

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

IGI England 1992 microfiche
Wales, Scotland, Ireland 1988 microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

IGS 1881 census index England and Wales
Walsall Borough name indexes 1841-1871 and 1891-1901
1861 and 1871 census name index - modern Borough area
In preparation and available 1841 and 1851
Planned 1891
Births, Marraiges & Burials at St. Matthew's Church Wallsall 18th century - 1840

10. Parish Registers

Parishes within Walsall M.B. Copies of film of records deposited at Stafford Record Office only St Matthew's Walsall later than 1900

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Staffordshire historical collections 1880s to date

13. Other material

The archive collections of Walsall Borough
Over 10,000 photographs
Over 700 oral history recordings
Large map collection

14. Guides to Collections

No comprehensive guide available

15. Local Record Offices

Walsall Local History Centre
Essex Street
Tel: 01922 721305
[email protected]

Other information

Booking essestial for microfilm ad microfiche bookings