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Discover Your Roots

Ancestral ResearchMap of Staffordshire Moorlands
  
Here at Beechenhill we take history really seriously! Have a look at our 'timeline' and you will see.
 
Staffordshire and the Peak District  are great places to look into your personal heritage and family history.  We have lots of families to stay who are researching their family histories, and its very exciting to hear how they get on each day, its like our own 'Who do you think you are' programme!
 
We've had visitors from USA, New Zealand and Australia whose families originated here in the Staffordshire Peak District.  The family of a wheelwright emigrated to Australia from Beechenhill Farm in the mid 1800s.  His Australian descendants, after much research, came to stay here in the late 1900s!
 
We have a wonderful small Costume Museum just up the road www.hopehousemuseum.co.uk Visits are by appointment, but you may discover what your ancestors wore!
 
StaffordshireStaffordshire Records
 
Staffordshire County Council has provided a wealth of sources to start or continue your Ancestral search, they have parish records going back to 1530!  It is most important to remember to have proof of your identity and address when visiting the records office. 
 
There are three record offices at Stafford, Stoke and Lichfield plus the William Salt Library. 
We are close to these villages already on Staffordshire Pasttrack
Ilam
Blore
Alstonefield
Wetton
Grindon
Mayfield
Ellastone
  
World War Two
 
In 1939 refugees from troubled Sudetenland, Czecho-Slovakia, came to stay in Ilam Youth Hostel.  Local families hosted children from Kent and other urban areas.
 
Derbyshire
 
Derbyshire County Council has lots of links and places to research on their website.
 
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