Stoke-on-Trent family history and genealogy


Stoke-on-Trent (and Staffordshire) Family History Research Resources

If you have past links with Stoke-on-Trent & would like a photo of a house, factory, location to help with your research then email me and I will be happy to help if I can and have the time.

If you have old photos etc. of Stoke-on-Trent, or people who lived in The Potteries then I am interesting in scanned copies for use on this Web site. email: Steve Birks

See BIRKS family history study pages


Staffordshire Local History Sites

Staffordshire Pasttrack
Staffordshire Past Track has been developed with the aim of enhancing access to collections of material that represent the cultural identity and community history of Staffordshire.

The Staffordshire Views are a unique series of images of watercolours, drawings, sketches, engravings and lithographs commissioned and collected by William Salt, a London banker whose family came from Staffordshire.

Exploring the Potteries This site makes a range of
natural history and local history information, held in the storerooms of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, available to everyone.
The Lovatt Collection - old photographs, mainly in the Longton area.
Staffordshire Record Society
Victoria County History of Staffordshire
BBCi - Legacies (Stoke and Staffordshire)

North Staffordshire archive resources  

Staffordshire Births, Deaths and marriages
search for the index reference numbers to births, marriages and deaths
Stoke-on-Trent Archives service
 Hanley Library, Bethesda Street, Hanley
 Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3RS, England

 fax: +44 (0)1782 - 238434
 tel: +44 (0)1782 - 238420

Staffordshire archive website:-
Search Stoke-on-Trent's library
The Ceramic Century Project aims to record the story of the life and work of the North Staffordshire pottery worker.

"Gateway to the Past"
The Online Catalogue of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service and the William Salt Library

Search the Catalogue

Information related to all of Staffordshire

Staffordshire Towns and Parishes


Links to lists of Staffordshire related sites

Staffordshire History large and developing site devoted to Staffordshire's history
Stoke and Staffordshire Archive Service - useful links
Staffordshire Pasttrack - links

Online Catalogues

Access to Archives (A2A) the English strand of the UK archives network.
The National Register of Archives is an index of catalogues from archive repositories from throughout the United Kingdom.
PROCAT is the online catalogue of the Public Record Office, the National Archives for England and Wales and the United Kingdom
British Library online catalogue
Bodleian Library online catalogue




questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks