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The Staffordshire burials augment Findmypast’s extensive collection of parish records. The 868,062 records in this set cover 174 Staffordshire parishes and date back to 1538, nearly 300 years before the civil registration of England & Wales burials began in 1837.

Despite recording the dead, the Staffordshire burial records can reveal surprising amounts of biographical information about your ancestor such as their date of death, previous residence, their status at birth, previous occupation or rank, marital status and age at death, their religious denomination and occasionally their cause of death and the details of living relatives.

They also include details of their burial, such as the date, place and if they were buried in unconsecrated ground.