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The following are links to other interesting Webpages about local areas of the Black Country...
If you know of any more please let me know so that they can added to the list - thanks, Ian.


Christ Church, Coseley Homepage Dorothy TURLEY's Christ Church (with St Cuthbert's) Homepage including details of Services, Activities, Bell Ringing and a brief history of the Church.
St Paul's Church St Paul's Church, Five Ways. Lower Gornal website
The Anglican Parish of St Thomas & St Luke Dudley The church is known locally as "Top Church" because it stands at the top of the High Street in Dudley. Contains lots of information about the history of the Church as well as many beautiful photographs
St Chad's RC Primary School website The school is situated right next to the Church. The site includes a short history of the Church itself


Tipton Remembers
(Tipton is the next village to the south-east of Sedgley)

This excellent web site researched and compiled by Andrew Johnson attempts to perpetuate the memory of the Tipton folk who lost their lives in WW1, and stands tribute to their sacrifice. Each person has their own page, with detail varying from 'brief' to 'extensive'. The site allows searching by Surname, Memorial, Date of death, Regiment, and by a general search facility.

The Turls Hill & Swanbrook Valley Project
Turls Hill & Swanbrook Valley lies between Sedgley and Coseley in the English Black Country . It is an immensely attractive area of open land, rich in both natural and human history. It is probably the last major area of open space within the built-up part of the Black Country.
University of Leicester
Trade Directories - The University of Leicester's New Opportunities Fund project is creating a digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories from England and Wales.
Staffordshire Past Track An excellent site for the whole of Staffordshire, full of photos and information - well worth a visit
Black Country Living Museum A living museum of Black Country Life in the last centuries
Black Country Reunion Website Black Country List Reunion 9-16 October 2000
Black Country Tourism website This site is currently under going extensive development. It will contain databases containing Accomodation, Attractions and Events. There is also a very good downloadable visitors brochure.
Cradley Links Mike Hamilton and Nigel Brown's excellent site about Cradley in Worcestershire, a web site devoted entirely to the local and family history of Cradley in “the Black Country” of Worcestershire, England
Dave Ogden's Black Country Pages Dozens of links to Black Country info
Dudley Castle & Zoo An excellent site for the history of Dudley's historical castle and Zoo
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Information about the town including Library Archives
Dudley on the Web A good starting point for links about Dudley
Jim Fisher's Lower Gornal webpage & Family History Information about Lower Gornal
John Hallett's "Not! the Ironbridge Gorge" Website Historical information from around Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and Telford region
Mark Sheldon's Virtual Dudley Lots of photos of the town, what's on in town and even some dialect sound files
Martin Reeves' Yampy website
"Gornal News and Goings On" Web Site. Yampy is a brand new site and a brand new concept, designed especially for Gornal people and businesses.
Mike Harbach's GENUKI Staffordshire Information for Sedgley Details of Cemeteries, Census, Church History, Church Records, Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc
Mike Harbach's Genealogy Pages One of the leading Black Country genealogists as well as "Staffordshire look-up exchange"
Peter Gamble's Vitual Brum A full illustrative guide to the City of Birmingham, its history, and its citizens
(one of the best local history sites I've seen, Ian)
Priory Park, Dudley Friends of Priory Park Web Site.
This is Dudley Bought to you be "Dudley News" - News, Sport, Weather in an around the Black Country
Sedgley Park School An excellent site by Peter Glynn about the Roman Catholic Seminary (1763 - 1873) in Sedgley
Kinver Edge The National Trust Volunteers at Kinver Edge - an excellent site covering a beautiful location very close to Sedgley and the Balck Country.
Wolverhampton War Memorials An excellent site by Doug Lewis listing many of the names on War Memorials around the Wolverhampton area.
Coseley Avenue of Remembrance An excellent site by Matt Mills dedicated to the only public war memorial of the former Urban District of Coseley in the Black Country


FreeREG The home of U.K. Parish Register Information.
Black Country Bugle Local Black Country newspaper with lots of historical information.
Express & Star newspaper Wolverhampton and the Black Country's Evening Newspaper
GenUKI for Staffordshire Staffordshire genealogical information
Geo Meadows ~ First Sedgley Morris Dance Website Traditional Cotswold side from the Black Country
Midland Newspaper Directory An excellent site for local newspapers in the Midlands
Pub & Beer guide for the Midlands Not just about pubs and beer (excellent though that is!) but lots of information about towns and villages in the Midland area.
Susan Eaton Books

Excellent site for purchase of books on Shropshire, Staffordshire & Other UK Counties

The Historical Art of Bill Hazlehurst Bill Hazlehurst's beautiful historical artwork. Bill has published several books of sketches, each focusing on areas of historical interest in and around the city of Birmingham, Bromsgrove and Hales Owen
The Local History Magazine UK's only independent national magazine for anyone with an interest in local history.
The Town Council of Lower Bornal (No, it's not a speling mistake!) This site presents a little of the distinctive Black Country character in the form of a series of sketches, first performed in the 1940's and compiled by my Gerald Price from jokes and anecdotes in circulation during the period.  These pieces are set up as meetings of the Town Council of Lower Bornal and, I think, are well worth preserving An excllent site run by Gerald's son John.
Remembering You It is fair to say that we have all experienced the loss of a loved one and whilst they are always in our hearts and thoughts, some times due to age, disability, lack of public transport, family or work commitments, distance away form the resting place or the shear upset can make it impossible to pay our respects, what ever the reason, Remembering You are here to assist. We pride ourselves in offering a high quality grave care service with a sensitive personal touch to ensure the final resting place of your loved ones looks beautiful, clean, tidy and cared for.
Black Country Territorials An excellent site by Stuart BRISCOE dedicated to the 6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment and their service during the First World War.
Austin Moseley - Local Artist Austin Moseley has painted for many years and has exhibited widely including the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (of which he was elected a Member) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil.
Village Voice Community Magazine the website for the VILLAGE VOICE series of community magazines. We hope that you enjoy browsing through the various sections and that you find something of interest in our pages.
Blackcountry Genealogy & Family History Website An excellent website for all things Black Country. A great collection of photographs, nostalgia, stories etc. Well worth a visit. Highy recommended
"Keep out the oss road" Steve Bartley's website : For those of you unfortunate enough to not live in the Black Country "Keep out the oss road" means keep on the pavement but I often use it as my way of saying "take care". The website came into being after I put together a book of short stories titled "The Ascent of Sedgley Beacon, The Bilston Moon Landing Hoax and Other Stuff".
We love accents website We Love Accents is a website which celebrates the regional accents of the British Isles. We are proud of our regional accents and that we have so many rich and varied accents.


1841 Census Information
from Cynthia Schaefer
Information about CARTWRIGHT, COLLINS, DICKEN, DICKEN(S), DICKINSON, DICKSON, DIXON, WALTERS surnames in Sedgley.  Email Cynthia
1851 Census Information
from Cynthia Schaefer
Information about CARTWRIGHT, COLLINS, DICKEN, DICKEN(S), DICKINSON, DICKSON, DIXON, WALTERS surnames in Sedgley.  Email Cynthia
1851 Census Information from Dave Tomlinson 1851 Census extrations TOMLINSON and ELWELL surnames in Sedgley. , Ontario, Canada,
Dave has also kindly offered to do look-ups from the census.
Email Dave Tomlinson
Billinghams of Cradley Heath Website about the History of the Billingham Family by Colin Billingham.
Flavell One-name site Run by Dennis Flavell. Flavell is a very common (sorry popular!) name in the Sedgley and Black Country area
Genealogical Interest List for Staffordshire Surname interest Lists and postings for Staffordshire
Harrington family in Wolverhampton Jo Harrington's website for her HARRINGTON family in the Wolverhampton area.
Hickman Information Exchange in Sedgley and Gornal Jo Harrington's website for information exchange about the HICKMAN name in the Sedgley & Gornal area.
Hickman families in Sedgley and Gornal Jo Harrington's website for her HICKMAN family in the Sedgley & Gornal area.
Hickman families in the Black Country area Toni Barker's website of HICKMAN families in the Black Country area.
Lizzie's Home Page Marriage Transcripts from All Saints Parish Church, West Bromwich
Mary Brettell's One name study website Website for information exchange about the surname BRETTELL and variations.
Parish Registers Christenings 1818-1874
from Cynthia Schaefer
Information about CARTWRIGHT, COLLINS, DICKEN(S), WALTERS baptisms in Sedgley (1818-1874)  Email Cynthia
The F(l)avel-l-e Mailing List Homepage An excellent new website by Satima Flavell Neist for anyone with an interest in a F(l)av type name - such as FLAVEL, FLAVELL, FLAVELLE, FAVEL, FAVELL, FAVELLE etc
Tim Caddick's Caddick Genealogy Web Site Website for information exchange about the surname CADDICK
Toy and Tighe Families in Gornal and Sedgley Website for information exchange about the TOY and TIGHE names in the Sedgley & Gornal area.
Naylor Family Website Lynn Landeg's "Naylors of Sedgley" website
Yorkie's Genealogy Web Site My family have nearly all been miners of one kind or another. The majority came from the Black Country region of the West Midlands of England. Surnames include ELWELL, SIMNER, JONES, CLARKE, ROOKER, HELLEWELL, DICKINSON
Black Country Connections From Dudley to Netherton, Oldbury to Rowley Regis, Halesowen to Cradley Heath, and many many more villages and towns in and surrounding the Black Country! An area famous for its hard working, friendly people and world famous products. The same names crop up time and time again. All have their own story rich, poor, famous and infamous. Our aim is to have a Black Country Tree to show how all our Black Country Ancestors link together.


Friends of Dudley Archives & Local History Service The group exists to raise money to purchase useful items for the Dudley Archives Service that are not provided by the Borough and to transcribe parish, census and other records.
Andy Mabbett's Black Country Society Website An unofficial Black Country Society website that contains lots of local BC links as well as details of the Black Country Society
Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry Genealogical Society for Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Black Country Local History Society address Lots of addresses and webpages from the Black Country Area
Sedgley Local History Society The aim of the Sedgley Local History Society (SLHS) is to promote an interest in the history of Sedgley and the surrounding areas which originally formed part of the greater Sedgley Manor in south Staffordshire.
The Black Country Society The Black Country Society, was founded in 1967 by enthusiasts led by the late Dr. John Fletcher, who felt that the Black Country did not receive its fair share of recognition for its great contribution to the industrial development of Britain and the world.
Tipton & Wednesbury Family History Society To promote and encourage the public study of British Family History, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects with particular reference to the ancient Towns of Tipton and Wednesbury.
Walsall Local History Centre Walsall and district historical information
Wolverhampton & District Heritage Society An excellent site for Wolverhampton local history.
Dudley & South Staffs CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale in the Dudley area
Wolverhampton CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale in the Wolverhampton area
Black Country Good Beer Guide Black Country Good Beer Guide - I don't usually include adverts, but hey, it's in a good cause :)
Walsall Family History Group W.F.H.G. is a small group of enthusiastic genealogists based in the market town of Walsall in the county of West Midlands, but still refers to the old county name of Staffordshire whenever genealogy is discussed.

Useful Items/Miscellaneous

Legacy Family Tree (Version 9) Legacy 9 is a full-featured professional genealogy program that helps you track, organize, print, and share your family history. Includes sourcing, reports, merging, To Do list, slide shows, multimedia, Web pages, spell checking, import and export. FREE version
Parish Locator Program Free UK Parish Locator program. The program enables you to locate any one of over 15,000 UK parishes. It will produce a list of parishes in any County or a list of parishes within a given radius of any other parish
BirthDate Calculator Bruce McIntosh's BirthDate Calculator. Extremely useful utility for calculating birthdates from Census ages - best of all, it's FREE!




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