Staffordshire Family History Resources

Just a quick side step from the usual stuff.  Anyone researching their family history in Staffordshire should check out the Staffordshire Names Index from the Archives Service – http://www.staffsnameindexes.org.uk/
I’m working on the Wills project and it is an absolutely fascinating resource.  I thought that only well to do people would have left wills, but the archivist said this isn’t the case at all.  In fact, in the few weeks I’ve been doing it, I’ve seen people leave anything from the money in their pocket to diamond earring and gold rings! I’ve come across wills for weavers, labourers, innkeepers and nailers. If you can find one for your ancestors you may hit the family history jackpot, as it can provide you with details of other family members, occupations, place of residence, property and goods owned. 
Happy hunting!