The Society held it's inaugural meeting on 16 January
1901 and issued its first publication in 1902. At
first the registers were issued in paper-backed parts of
about fifty-sixty pages each as they were completed by
the transcribers. Using this method, for the first few
years they were able to produce several registers a year.
The onset of the First World war, however, with its
consequent shortage of manpower for both transcribing and
printing, together with the general shortage of paper and
ink, meant that this rate of production could not be kept
up and from 1914 onwards only one register was produced
The Second World War produced even greater difficulties
and these together with the greatly increased costs of
production meant that from 1940 the Society was only able
to produce a volume once every two years as funds allowed.
2014 we published four Registers and in 2015 three Registers. In
2016 we published two Registers and have plans to publish two (maybe
three) Registers in 2017.
In 116 years
we have published 152 Registers.
The Society nevertheless has
an enviable record in the
field of publication of parish registers and it is now
one of the few in existence still regularly printing
parish registers in book form. We are
making a special appeal for new members to support us in
our work and are particularly looking for members who would be
interested in undertaking some transcribing. The aim of the Society is to print volumes of
registers as often as funds allow and we can find the skilled volunteers
to do the transcribing. Each member receives a
free copy of a register as soon as it is published. To
join the SPRS please fill out a membership
form OR you can subscribe or renew
ONLINE BY PayPal.
If you would be interested in helping us with transcribing, please
contact the Chair or Secretary,
their contact details are below.
Our next Annual
General Meeting is to be held on Saturday, 22 April 2017, at the Haling
Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge at 10.30am. Further details
from the Secretary. All subscribing members have been informed.
Non-members are also welcome if interested in joining.
Click here for Full List of Publications
available either in book form, or microfiche,
or as a download
and can be purchased from
CURRENT OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY
PRESIDENT: Colonel I.S. Swinnerton TD JP FSG Hon. FHGSC.
Chair: Robert F Morton
Hon Secretary and Treasurer:
All Enquiries by email please.
82 Hillport Avenue
TRANSCRIPTION CO-ORDINATOR: Bob Morton -
WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR: Bevan Craddock -
(SPRS is a Registered Charity - No: 517646)
Recent Registers Published
- Tutbury, St. Mary - Parish Register, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
- Tipton, St. Martin - Part 2 - Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1736-1770;
- Bramshall, St. Lawrence - Parish Registers, 1587 - 1900
- Tipton, St. Martin - Part 3 - Baptisms & Burials 1770 - 1812
- Alrewas, All Saints - Part 2 - Baptisms & Burials 1671-1795; Marriages
- Kingstone, St. John the Baptist - Baptisms
1679-1873; Marriages 1689-1837; Burials 1679-1868
- Alrewas, All Saints - Part 3 - Baptisms
1795-1841; Marriages 1754-1837; Burials 1795-1867
- Quarnford, St. Paul - Baptisms 1744-1899; Marriages
1744-1754; Burials 1744-1902
Stone, St. Michael, Part 1 - Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1568-1672
Gayton, St. Peter - 1593-1900
- Sandon, All Saints - 1635-1900
Rushton Spencer, St. Lawrence - 1693-1812
Draycott in the Moors, St. Margaret - Parish Registers 1669-1900
Bobbington, Holy Cross - Parish Registers 1571-1837
St. James - Parish Registers 1663-1841
St. Michael & All Angels - Bapts 1590-1857; Marriages 1590-1851;
- Newborough, All
Saints - Parish Registers 1601-1900
- Marchington, St.
Peter - Parish Registers 1609-1900
Part of an Original 16th Century Registration Entry