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Wolverhampton 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Unpublished indexes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.wolverhampton.gov.uk/library/index.htm
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): STS

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
42-50 Snow Hill
Tel: 01902 552480
Fax: 01902 552481
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-17.00
Wed 10.00-19.00
Thurs Closed
1st & 3rd Saturday each month 10.00-17.00

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? This library provides a joint service with the 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. Now up to 1999

Locations Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies 1837-1992 on microfiche.
Advance booking strongly recommended.

5. Census returns

1841-1901 for Wolverhampton and some South Staffordshire villages (advance booking recommended)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Staffordshire 1770 - 1940

6(b) City and Town Directories

Wolverhampton Red Book 1892-1959/60
Kelly's Directory of Wolverhampton 1961-1976

6(c) Telephone Directories

Wolverhampton area 1901 to date (many gaps)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Wolverhampton area 1833 to date (some gaps)

7(b) Poll Books

West Staffordshire 1868

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

IGI - no longer available. Internet access to familysearch.org is given instead.

9. Unpublished Indexes

Various Parish registers available on website http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/archives

10. Parish Registers

Microfilm/microfiche copies of most Wolverhampton parishes up to c.1900
Published transcripts of other Staffordshire parishes up to c.1812
(N.B. original Methodist registers held for the Wolverhampton area)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Birmingham and Midland Society for Geneology & Heraldry Blackcountyman.
Staffordshire Studies.

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

10,000 plus photographs & map collection.

14. Guides to Collections

Various guides to holdings (free)

15. Local Record Offices

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
42-50 Snow Hill
Tel: 01902 552480
Fax: 01902 552481
[email protected]

Other information

Reader's ticket (County Archive Research Network) required for which proof of ID is needed
Other material: cemetery register microfilms 1850 - 1980s
website (1000+ pages)