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.


Barcheston Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Banns 1756-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Burials 1559-1812 - Indexed - (Download)

Barcheston Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Banns 1756-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Burials 1559-1812 - Indexed - (Download)

Barcheston Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0005/0..

£12.00

Barford Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Mar 1538-1915, Bur 1538-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Barford Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Mar 1538-1915, Bur 1538-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Barford Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0048/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials ..

£19.00

Barston Parish Register images - Bap 1598-1887, Mar 1598-1915, Bur 1598-1772, 1813-1915 - No index (Download)

Barston Parish Register images - Bap 1598-1887, Mar 1598-1915, Bur 1598-1772, 1813-1915 - No index (Download)

Barston Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRB0046/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials..

£11.00

Barton on the Heath Parish Register images - Bap 1575-1915, Mar 1575-1915, Bur 1575-1915 - No index (Download)

Barton on the Heath Parish Register images - Bap 1575-1915, Mar 1575-1915, Bur 1575-1915 - No index (Download)

Barton on the Heath Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0080/01 Baptisms, Marriag..

£9.00

Barton-on-the-Heath Parish Register images - Bap 1575-1812, Banns 1810-1915, Mar 1575-1836, Bur 1575-1812 - Indexed (Download)

Barton-on-the-Heath Parish Register images - Bap 1575-1812, Banns 1810-1915, Mar 1575-1836, Bur 1575-1812 - Indexed (Download)

Barton-on-the-Heath Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index..

£5.00

Baxterley Parish Register images - Bap 1673-1899, Banns 1825-1915, Mar 1673-1839, Bur 1673-1839 - Part Indexed (Download)

Baxterley Parish Register images - Bap 1673-1899, Banns 1825-1915, Mar 1673-1839, Bur 1673-1839 - Part Indexed (Download)

Baxterley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DRB0009/0..

£8.00

Bearley Parish Register images - Bap 1549-1915, Banns 1824-1915, Mar 1549-1915, Burials 1549-1915 - Some Gaps - Part Indexed - (Download)

Bearley Parish Register images - Bap 1549-1915, Banns 1824-1915, Mar 1549-1915, Burials 1549-1915 - Some Gaps - Part Indexed - (Download)

Bearley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0265/01 B..

£10.00

Beaudesert Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Mar 1661-1915, Bur 1661-1915 - No index (Download)

Beaudesert Parish Register images - Bap 1661-1915, Mar 1661-1915, Bur 1661-1915 - No index (Download)

Beaudesert Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0021/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Buria..

£9.00

Bedworth Parish Register images - Bap 1644-1900, Mar 1644-1907, Bur 1644-1900 - No index (Dropbox Download)

Bedworth Parish Register images - Bap 1644-1900, Mar 1644-1907, Bur 1644-1900 - No index (Dropbox Download)

Bedworth Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0225/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials..

£90.00

Bentley Parish Register images - Bap 1837-1915, Banns 1845-1915, Mar 1837-1872 - Indexed (Download)

Bentley Parish Register images - Bap 1837-1915, Banns 1845-1915, Mar 1837-1872 - Indexed (Download)

Bentley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRB0075/01 Baptisms (1837 – 1915)DRB003..

£4.00

Berkswell Parish Register images - Banns 1840-1915, Mar 1897-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Berkswell Parish Register images - Banns 1840-1915, Mar 1897-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Berkswell Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0613/17..

£13.00

Berkswell Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1915, Mar 1653-1915, Bur 1653-1915 - No index (Download)

Berkswell Parish Register images - Bap 1653-1915, Mar 1653-1915, Bur 1653-1915 - No index (Download)

Berkswell Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0613/01 Baptisms Marriages Burials ..

£60.00

Bickenhill Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1859, Banns 1758-1915, Mar 1558-1896, Burials 1558-1890 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Bickenhill Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1859, Banns 1758-1915, Mar 1558-1896, Burials 1558-1890 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Bickenhill Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.S1/03 Ba..

£16.00

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Register images - Bap 1664-1903, Mar 1664-1905, Bur 1664-1915 - No index (Download)

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Register images - Bap 1664-1903, Mar 1664-1905, Bur 1664-1915 - No index (Download)

Bidford-on-Avon Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0045/01 Baptisms, Marriages, ..

£36.00

Billesley Parish Register images - Bap 1818-1915, Mar 1816-1915, Bur 1817-1915 - Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Billesley Parish Register images - Bap 1818-1915, Mar 1816-1915, Bur 1817-1915 - Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Billesley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0680/01..

£4.00

Bilton Parish Register images - Bap 1655-1904, Mar 1655-1915, Bur 1655-1915 - No index (Download)

Bilton Parish Register images - Bap 1655-1904, Mar 1655-1915, Bur 1655-1915 - No index (Download)

Bilton Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0221/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (..

£17.00

Binley Parish Register images - Bap 1660-1915, Banns 1756-1849, Mar 1660-1915, Burials 1660-1915 - Some Gaps - Part Indexed - (Download)

Binley Parish Register images - Bap 1660-1915, Banns 1756-1849, Mar 1660-1915, Burials 1660-1915 - Some Gaps - Part Indexed - (Download)

Binley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0132/03 Ba..

£11.00

Binton Parish Register images - Bap 1539-1909, Mar 1539-1903, Bur 1539-1915 - No index (Download)

Binton Parish Register images - Bap 1539-1909, Mar 1539-1903, Bur 1539-1915 - No index (Download)

Binton Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0063/03 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (..

£10.00

Birdingbury Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Bur 1559-1915 - No index (Download)

Birdingbury Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Bur 1559-1915 - No index (Download)

Birdingbury Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0053/04 Baptisms, Marriages, Buri..

£7.00

Bishop's Itchington Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Bur 1559-1911 - No index (Download)

Bishop's Itchington Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Mar 1559-1915, Bur 1559-1911 - No index (Download)

Bishop's Itchington Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0060/01 Baptisms, Marriag..

£18.00

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