Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

 

Registered Charity - No: 517646

updated 19 March 2021

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A Brief History of the Society

 

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 published four registers and in 2015 three registers.  From 2016 we have published two registers a year.  In 119 years we have published 161 Registers. Go here for list.

The Society 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. The aim of the Society is to print volumes of registers as often as possible, but for the moment two a year is sustainable.

  Each member receives a free copy of a register as soon as it is published. To join the SPRS please click on JOINING US 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.


The 2020 AGM was held on 12th December, 2020, at 10.30.

(originally scheduled for March 2020, but fell victim to Covid 19 restrictions)

It was an online Microsoft Teams meeting. .

The 2020 AGM documents are in the members area.

 

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CURRENT OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY


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

Chair: 
Robert F Morton
Email:chair@sprs.org.uk

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

Email:sprs@ntlworld.com

 

Transcription Co-ordinator and Editor :   Robert F Morton - Email:bob@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
2012
 - Tipton, St. Martin - Part 3 - Baptisms & Burials 1770 - 1812
 - Alrewas, All Saints - Part 2 - Baptisms & Burials 1671-1795; Marriages 1671-1753

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

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

2015
 - Draycott in the Moors, St. Margaret - Parish Registers 1669-1900
 - Bobbington, Holy Cross - Parish Registers 1571-1837
 - Longdon, St. James - Parish Registers 1663-1841

2016

 - Colwich, St. Michael & All Angels - Bapts 1590-1857; Marriages 1590-1851; Burials 1590-1872
 - Newborough, All Saints - Parish Registers 1601-1900

2017
 - Marchington, St. Peter - Parish Registers 1609-1900
 - Hanbury, St. Werburgh - Parish Registers  Part 1  1574-1744

i2018

 - Hanbury, St. Werburgh - Parish Registers Part 2   1745-1812
 - Hanbury, St. Werburgh - Parish Registers Part 3   1813-1900

2019
 - Dilhorne, All Saints - Parish Registers 1560-1812
 - Milwich. All Saints - Parish Registers 1573-1900
2020
 - Elford - Parish Registers 1558-1812

- Cheddleton Part 1- Parish Registers 1676-1812

2021

- Cheddleton Part 2 - Parish Registers 1813 -1900

 

 

 

1Part of an Original 16th Century Registration Entry