DID YOU KNOW?
The Diocese of Lichfield wills and inventories and marriage bonds, as well as Staffordshire parish records are now
available online at www.findmypast.co.uk. Access is free at record offices and libraries in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
“Cannock Chase WW1” Funding has now been acquired to extend the project in order to record oral history of the camps. If you have family reminiscences of the camp, its building and its effect on the surrounding areas and would like to be involved please contact Marion Kettle for more details. A vintage bus has been hired and it is hoped to run guided tours of the World War I sites on the Chase from June 2016.
The Archive service have an on-going project to put online Staffordshire Parish Registers and other documents useful to genealogists. The first Registers went live last year on the 'Findmypast website: http://www.findmypast.co.uk Access is free at record offices and libraries in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Another ongoing project is to index and digitise Great War military appeal tribunal records for mid-Staffordshire, which will eventually be freely available on the internet.
Three short walks following in the footsteps of J.R.R.Tolkien in Great Haywood and the Chase
have been devised in association with the Ramblers Association. Look out for the free leaflet/map.
Rugeley’s Boer War plaque is now on display at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum at Whittington.