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Monumental Inscriptions (MI's), are a valuable resource to those researching their family history. A headstone can provide information such as relationships where people are buried in family graves. The inscriptions can provide death dates and even birth dates. Sometimes they provide information which indicates how the person died.

The term 'Monumental Inscription' is used for anything that is engraved on any type of memorial stone and includes war memorials. One would expect a headstone to last forever, but, as already mentioned in the 'Churchyards' section, this is not the case.

The Monumental Inscriptions which are being transcribed are from microfiche. Credit will be given to everyone who took part in the original recording of the information. We are transcribing the records to make them available to everyone because microfiche readers are not always that accessible.

Please note that we are in the process of creating PDF's/Word Documents for the MI's. These will be added as soon as possible. The information contained within the PDF's/Word Documents is checked after transcription from the microfiche and before its addition to this site. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk

Hope you find this information useful. 

Please note that a lot of headstones have been removed over the years, so we cannot guarantee that the Headstone for the Monumental Inscription still remains. 



Dando Monumental Inscriptions

St John's Monumental Inscriptions (Church Interior)

Please note that these transcriptions may not be used on another website without our express permission.




St James Monumental Inscriptions Part 1

Lower Churchyard of St. James, Dudley.

St James Monumental Inscriptions Part 2

The position of Headstones erected against the rear boundary wall.

Please note that very few headstones remain at St James. Please see http://www.blackcountrychurchyards.com/16927.html These were the majority of the remaining headstones in 2008 when the photographs were taken. (Update 25 July 2010. We now have some additional photos which have been included in our Black Country Gravestones Photo Database).


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