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Family history

In this section

  1. Family history
  2. Certificates
  3. Other organisations that can help
We hold the registers of all births, deaths and marriages occurring within the district of Stoke-on-Trent, dating back to 1837.

Events before this date were not registered by central or local government.

Church of England churches recorded baptisms, marriages and burials in parish registers.

Most of these are now held by archive services and the ones for North Staffordshire can be consulted at Stoke-on-Trent City Archives.

The General Register Office holds records for all births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales. 

Where you provide accurate details, but we are unable to locate the record, we will search our indexes over a three-year period (one before and one after the year requested). If a wider search is required you will need to pay for a general search.

Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium keeps a list of burials which have taken place in all of the city cemeteries in Stoke-on-Trent. These are arranged in date order, but without name index. 

If you want to search our records, please call Carmountside 01782 235050.