Family History

Recent records of baptisms and marriages are maintained in the parish. We can supply copy certificates of recent marriages and of baptisms as required. Details of the fees for register searches and copy certificates can be found here.

Older records are maintained by the local authority. More information can be obtained here.  The Archive Service also provide a helpful Guide to Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts.

Note that Stoke Minster is listed as STOKE ON TRENT, St Peter (the full designation of the church is St Peter ad Vincula). Information may variously be held by Stoke-on-Trent’s Archive Service, Staffordshire Record Office and Lichfield Record Office (the parish is the Diocese of Lichfield).

Parish Registers for Stoke Minster are held at Staffordshire Record Office as follows:
Baptisms 1629-1956
Marriage 1629-1997
Burials 1629-1955

Bishops’ transcripts for Stoke Minster are held at Lichfield Record Office:
Baptisms 1679-1837
Marriage 1679-1837
Burials 1679-1837
Note that 1832 is missing.

Contact Details

Staffordshire Record Office
Eastgate Street
Stafford
ST16 2LZ
Tel. 01785 278379 (Bookings 01785 278373)
Email: staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Lichfield Record Office
The Friary
Lichfield
WS13 9QG
Tel. 01543 510720
Email: lichfield.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Stoke on Trent City Archives
City Central Library
Bethesda Street
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
ST1 3RS
Tel. 01782 238420
Email: stoke.archives@stoke.gov.uk

We wish you well with your family history research.