Warwickshire County Record Office - Parish Registers

            

Warwickshire County Record Office is working in partnership with the Midland Ancestors to sell Warwickshire Parish Registers in the Midland Ancestors shop. 

Warwickshire’s Church of England Parish Registers

Lord Macaulay in the third chapter of his ‘History of England’ emphasises the lack of material available to historians and researchers looking for sources illuminating daily life for the majority of the population. After describing life in England in 1685, he writes, ‘Nothing has yet been said of the great body of the people, of those who held the ploughs, tended the oxen, who toiled at the looms …. Nor can very much be said.’ Family historians and record offices have tried to overcome this lack by promoting and interpreting the resources that are available. Now, by building on the work of family history societies like BMSGH and digitising and indexing these records, they can be widely accessible to all.

Parish registers are the most important single source of information for anyone tracing the history of their family. They contain entries for baptisms, marriages, and burials back to 1538 when the Tudor state decreed that these records should be kept. Unfortunately, early registers for parishes have often been lost, and in many parishes they do not start until after 1600 or even 1700. Early registers can be difficult to read because the handwriting is very different and also because the registers may have been damaged over the centuries. Even allowing for these losses, the registers are often the only source of information about most of Warwickshire’s former residents. Warwickshire County Record Office holds most of the historic registers for parishes in the County, including Coventry, but excluding Birmingham. The only exception to this is Stratford-upon-Avon where the original registers are held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office. 

Initially, Parish registers are added to the shop as images only, customers can buy copies and browse through the images as if they were viewing the original microfilms. The BMSGH are transcribing and indexing each of the Parish registers and once completed, Parish Register images will be sold along with an index. 


Source Information: Original data provided by Warwickshire County Record Office, courtesy of Warwickshire County Council.
All rights are reserved. Any unauthorised act, including but not limited to, publishing, copying, lending, reselling or hiring of this material will constitute an infringement of copyright. The material must not be made available on the internet nor in any form of publication. Data is for personal research use only. Please respect copyright.
Contact Warwickshire County Record Office on 01926 738959  or Priory Park Cape Road Warwick CV34 4JS for further details or in relation to requests for permissions regarding this material. 


Please support Warwickshire County Record Office in its work to make these unique resources more widely available. All money raised helps to preserve the collections and to make them available now and in the future.


Sam Collenette, Archives and Historic Environment Manager, Warwickshire County Record Office, Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS, Tel: 01926 738950, email recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk, website http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/warwickshire-county-record-office/


This is a very large project and is being split into phases:

Phase 1 - We will publish Parish Register data in the shop without indexes, ie you can just browse the images, these will be pre 1813 images initially

Phase 2 - Our army of volunteers are busy transcribing images and we will then produce indexes and re-publish in the shop, indexes will tend to be from 1813 onwards in this phase as records are recorded on forms and are easier and quicker to read and transcribe

Phase 3 - Our volunteers will transcribe pre 1813 images and once indexed we will update the item in the shop

Phase 4 - We will produce a Warwickshire County index for Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.


More Parish Registers will be available shortly, watch this space. If you are interested in one which is not yet listed, please contact us and we will make available as soon as possible.


Weston-under-Wetherley Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Banns 1754-1812, Mar 1661-1836, Bur 1661-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Weston-under-Wetherley Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Banns 1754-1812, Mar 1661-1836, Bur 1661-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Weston-under-Wetherley Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0146/01 Baptisms, Marriage..

£6.00

Westwood Parish Register images - Bap 1845-1915, Banns 1846-1915, Mar 1846-1915, Bur 1846-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Westwood Parish Register images - Bap 1845-1915, Banns 1846-1915, Mar 1846-1915, Bur 1846-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Westwood Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0454/01 ..

£10.00

Whatcote Parish Register images - Bap 1571-1915, Banns 1754-1812, Mar 1571-1837, Bur 1571-1915 - Part Indexed (Download)

Whatcote Parish Register images - Bap 1571-1915, Banns 1754-1812, Mar 1571-1837, Bur 1571-1915 - Part Indexed (Download)

Whatcote Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0838/01 ..

£8.00

Whitchurch Parish Register images - Bap 1561-1915, Banns 1764-1812, Mar 1561-1845, Bur 1561-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Whitchurch Parish Register images - Bap 1561-1915, Banns 1764-1812, Mar 1561-1845, Bur 1561-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Whitchurch Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0272/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (..

£9.00

Whitnash Parish Register images - Bap 1678-1915, Banns 1760-1915, Mar 1678-1915, Bur 1678-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Whitnash Parish Register images - Bap 1678-1915, Banns 1760-1915, Mar 1678-1915, Bur 1678-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Whitnash Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0183/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (16..

£13.00

Willey Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Banns 1765-1812, Mar 1661-1840, Bur 1661-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Willey Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Banns 1765-1812, Mar 1661-1840, Bur 1661-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Willey Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0407/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (1661..

£4.00

Willoughby Parish Register images - Bap 1625-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1625-1837, Bur 1625-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Willoughby Parish Register images - Bap 1625-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1625-1837, Bur 1625-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Willoughby Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..N3/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (1625..

£9.00

Wilmcote Parish Register images - Bap 1841-1909 Mar 1864-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Wilmcote Parish Register images - Bap 1841-1909 Mar 1864-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Wilmcote Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRO505/01 Baptisms (1841 – 1909)DRO681..

£5.00

Wishaw Parish Register images - Bap 1688-1915, Banns 1859-1915, Mar 1688-1915, Bur 1688-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wishaw Parish Register images - Bap 1688-1915, Banns 1859-1915, Mar 1688-1915, Bur 1688-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wishaw Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRB0041/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (168..

£8.00

Withybrook Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1915, Banns 1830-1915, Mar 1653-1836, Bur 1653-1812 - No index (Download)

Withybrook Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1915, Banns 1830-1915, Mar 1653-1836, Bur 1653-1812 - No index (Download)

Withybrook Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0381/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Buria..

£6.00

Wolfhamcote Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1558-1915, Bur 1558-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolfhamcote Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1558-1915, Bur 1558-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolfhamcote Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0042/03 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials ..

£14.00

Wolford Parish Register images - Bap 1654-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1654-1915, Bur 1654-1898 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolford Parish Register images - Bap 1654-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1654-1915, Bur 1654-1898 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolford Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0052/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (165..

£13.00

Wolston Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1870-1903, Mar 1558-1913, Bur 1558-1855 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolston Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1870-1903, Mar 1558-1913, Bur 1558-1855 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolston Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0051/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (155..

£30.00

Wolverton Parish Register images - Bap 1680-1915, Banns 1755-1915, Mar 1680-1915, Bur 1680-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolverton Parish Register images - Bap 1680-1915, Banns 1755-1915, Mar 1680-1915, Bur 1680-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolverton Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0178/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (1..

£6.00

Wolvey Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1907, Banns 1798-1915, Mar 1653-1915, Bur 1653-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolvey Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1907, Banns 1798-1915, Mar 1653-1915, Bur 1653-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wolvey Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0645/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (1653..

£18.00

Wootton Wawen Parish Register images - Bap 1546-1915, Banns 1823-1844, Mar 1546-1915, Bur 1546-1915 - No index - Some gaps - (Dropbox Download)

Wootton Wawen Parish Register images - Bap 1546-1915, Banns 1823-1844, Mar 1546-1915, Bur 1546-1915 - No index - Some gaps - (Dropbox Download)

Wootton Wawen Parish RegistersPlease note that this file is too big for the shop, you will be sent a link so you can download the file from a Dro..

£30.00

Wormleighton Parish Register images - Bap 1586-1915, Banns 1756-1915, Mar 1586-1837, Bur 1586-1812 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wormleighton Parish Register images - Bap 1586-1915, Banns 1756-1915, Mar 1586-1837, Bur 1586-1812 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Wormleighton Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0054/02 Baptisms, Marriages, Bur..

£6.00

Wroxall Parish Register images - Bap 1586-1838, Mar 1586-1915, Bur 1586-1838 - No index (Download)

Wroxall Parish Register images - Bap 1586-1838, Mar 1586-1915, Bur 1586-1838 - No index (Download)

Wroxall Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..CR0113/219 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (15..

£4.00

Wyken Parish Register images - Bap 1600-1915, Banns 1756-1846, Mar 1600-1915, Bur 1600-1915 - No index (Download)

Wyken Parish Register images - Bap 1600-1915, Banns 1756-1846, Mar 1600-1915, Bur 1600-1915 - No index (Download)

Wyken, St Mary Magdalen         Parish RegistersThese are copies of the original images from the parish r..

£6.00

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