Staffordshire Parish Registers Society
Registered Charity - No: 517646

 
A Brief History of the Society - now in existence for 114 years
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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 each year.
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.  In 2014, we have published four 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.
To raise more funds we need more members and we are making a special appeal for new members to support us in our work. 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. 

Click here for Full List of Publications available either in book form, or microfiche, CD, or as a download

Books still in-print can also be ordered and paid for ONLINE.


CURRENT OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

PRESIDENT:
Colonel I.S. Swinnerton TD JP FSG Hon. FHGSC.

Chair
and Honorary Treasurer: Dr Peter Bloore
Email:chair@sprs.org.uk

Hon Secretary:      Ian Wallbank   
All Enquiries by email please.
82 Hillport Avenue
Newcastle
Staffordshire
ST5 8QT

Email:sec@sprs.org.uk

TRANSCRIPTION  CO-ORDINATOR:    Bob Morton  - Email:bob@sprs.org.uk

WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR:   Bevan Craddock - Email:web@sprs.org.uk

(SPRS is a Registered Charity - No: 517646)

Recent Registers Published

in 2011
 - Tutbury, St. Mary - Parish Register, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1688-1767
 - Tipton, St. Martin - Part 2 - Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1736-1770;  Marriages 1754-1812;
                                                        Banns 1754-1812.
 - Bramshall, St. Lawrence - Parish Registers, 1587 - 1900

in 2012
 - Tipton, St. Martin - Part 3 - Baptisms & Burials 1770 - 1812
 - Alrewas, All Saints - Part 2 - Baptisms & Burials 1671-1795; Marriages 1671-1753

in 2013
 
- 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

in 2014
 - 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

- in 2015

Part of an Original 16th Century Registration Entry

` Page last updated 9 December 2014

 

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