Church records

What we do not have here are parish registers. What we do have are a number of local histories that focus entirely on the locality and the local church - and some of these do have some extracts from the Parish Registers, and other documents from the "parish chest".

Typical of the is Pemberton's History of Solihull and its Church - it describes the growth of Solihull, notable families, their houses and estates, key events in the history of St Alphege Church, and a detailed description of the church illustrated by photographs. There is a summary of the surviving registers and records, but no details from the registers.

Another item of interest is "The Old non-parochial Registers of Dudley".  Published in 1899, this does contain the registers of the dissenting churches in Dudley from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  It also contains a brief history of these churches and chapels.