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.


Exhall (Coventry) Parish Register images - Bap 1540-1915, Banns 1803-1905, Mar 1540-1910, Bur 1540-1915 - No index (Download)

Exhall (Coventry) Parish Register images - Bap 1540-1915, Banns 1803-1905, Mar 1540-1910, Bur 1540-1915 - No index (Download)

Exhall (Coventry) Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0057/01 Baptisms, Marriages..

£30.00

Exhall with Wixford (Alcester) Parish Register images - Bap 1539-1915, Banns 1823-1912, Mar 1539-1915, Bur 1539-1915 - No index (Download)

Exhall with Wixford (Alcester) Parish Register images - Bap 1539-1915, Banns 1823-1912, Mar 1539-1915, Bur 1539-1915 - No index (Download)

Exhall with Wixford (Alcester) Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0017/01 Baptis..

£11.00

Farnborough Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1899-1915, Mar 1558-1915, Bur 1558-1915 - No index (Download)

Farnborough Parish Register images - Bap 1558-1915, Banns 1899-1915, Mar 1558-1915, Bur 1558-1915 - No index (Download)

Farnborough Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0030/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Buri..

£10.00

Fenny Compton Parish Register images - Bap 1627-1915, Banns 1755-1811, Mar 1627-1915, Bur 1627-1882 - No index (Download)

Fenny Compton Parish Register images - Bap 1627-1915, Banns 1755-1811, Mar 1627-1915, Bur 1627-1882 - No index (Download)

Fenny Compton Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0103/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Bu..

£15.00

Fillongley Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1538-1908, Bur 1538-1915 - No index (Download)

Fillongley Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1538-1908, Bur 1538-1915 - No index (Download)

Fillongley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0404/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Buria..

£26.00

Foleshill St Laurence Parish Register images - Bap 1564-1913, Banns 1777-1915, Mar 1564-1911, Bur 1564-1903 - Some gaps - No index (Dropbox Download)

Foleshill St Laurence Parish Register images - Bap 1564-1913, Banns 1777-1915, Mar 1564-1911, Bur 1564-1903 - Some gaps - No index (Dropbox Download)

Foleshill, St Laurence Parish RegistersPlease note that this file is too big for the shop, you will be sent a link so you can download the file f..

£100.00

Foleshill St Paul Parish Register images - Bap 1841-1904, Mar 1846-1902, Bur 1845-1915 - No index (Download)

Foleshill St Paul Parish Register images - Bap 1841-1904, Mar 1846-1902, Bur 1845-1915 - No index (Download)

Foleshill St Paul Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0614/01 Baptisms (1841 – 18..

£25.00

Frankton Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Banns 1824-1915, Mar 1559-1836, Bur 1559-1812 - No index (Download)

Frankton Parish Register images - Bap 1559-1915, Banns 1824-1915, Mar 1559-1836, Bur 1559-1812 - No index (Download)

Frankton Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0044/06 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials..

£7.00

Gaydon with Chadshunt Parish Register images - Bap 1701-1915, Banns 1864-1915, Mar 1701-1835, Bur 1701-1812 - No index (Download)

Gaydon with Chadshunt Parish Register images - Bap 1701-1915, Banns 1864-1915, Mar 1701-1835, Bur 1701-1812 - No index (Download)

Gaydon with Chadshunt Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0004/01 Baptisms, Marri..

£6.00

Grandborough Parish Register images - Bap 1581-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1581-1837, Bur 1581-1915 - No index (Download)

Grandborough Parish Register images - Bap 1581-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1581-1837, Bur 1581-1915 - No index (Download)

Grandborough Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0111/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Bur..

£12.00

Great Alne Parish Register images - Bap 1604-1915, Mar 1604-1915, Bur 1604-1915 - No index (Download)

Great Alne Parish Register images - Bap 1604-1915, Mar 1604-1915, Bur 1604-1915 - No index (Download)

Great Alne Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0003/02 Baptisms, Marriages, Buria..

£9.00

Great Packington Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Mar 1538-1915, Bur 1538-1812 - No index (Download)

Great Packington Parish Register images - Bap 1538-1915, Mar 1538-1915, Bur 1538-1812 - No index (Download)

Great Packington Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0158/01 Baptisms, Marriages,..

£10.00

Grendon Parish Register images - Bap 1567-1915, Banns 1754-1898, Mar 1567-1915, Bur 1567-1899 - No index (Download)

Grendon Parish Register images - Bap 1567-1915, Banns 1754-1898, Mar 1567-1915, Bur 1567-1899 - No index (Download)

Grendon Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRB0006/01 Baptisms, Marriages, Burials..

£19.00

Halford Parish Register images - Bap 1545-1912, Banns 1753-1915, Mar 1545-1842, Burials 1545-1874 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Halford Parish Register images - Bap 1545-1912, Banns 1753-1915, Mar 1545-1842, Burials 1545-1874 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Halford Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0362/03 B..

£12.00

Hampton in Arden Parish Register images - Bap 1599-1848, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1599-1908, Bur 1599-1890 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Hampton in Arden Parish Register images - Bap 1599-1848, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1599-1908, Bur 1599-1890 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Hampton in Arden Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DRB0063/01 Baptisms, Marriages..

£28.00

Hampton Lucy Parish Register images - Bap 1556-1812,1884-1915, Banns 1754-1796, Mar 1556-1812, 1837-1915, Bur 1556-1812 - Part Indexed (Download)

Hampton Lucy Parish Register images - Bap 1556-1812,1884-1915, Banns 1754-1796, Mar 1556-1812, 1837-1915, Bur 1556-1812 - Part Indexed (Download)

Hampton Lucy Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0025..

£11.00

Harborough Magna Parish Register images - Bap 1540-1915, Banns 1755-1915, Mar 1540-1908, Bur 1540-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Harborough Magna Parish Register images - Bap 1540-1915, Banns 1755-1915, Mar 1540-1908, Bur 1540-1915 - Some gaps - No index (Download)

Harborough Magna Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0068/01 Baptisms, Marriages,..

£12.00

Harbury Parish Register images - Bap 1564-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1564-1912, Bur 1564-1914 - Some gaps - Part indexed (Download)

Harbury Parish Register images - Bap 1564-1915, Banns 1754-1915, Mar 1564-1912, Bur 1564-1914 - Some gaps - Part indexed (Download)

Harbury Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..DR0303/04 Baptisms (1813 – 1890)DR0303/..

£30.00

Hartshill Parish Register images - Bap 1848-1915, Banns 1856-1908, Mar 1848-1907, Bur 1848-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Hartshill Parish Register images - Bap 1848-1915, Banns 1856-1908, Mar 1848-1907, Bur 1848-1915 - Indexed (Download)

Hartshill Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0563/01..

£20.00

Haseley Parish Register images - Bap 1743-1915, Banns 1776-1915, Mar 1743-1915, Bur 1743-1915 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Haseley Parish Register images - Bap 1743-1915, Banns 1776-1915, Mar 1743-1915, Bur 1743-1915 - Part Indexed - Some gaps - (Download)

Haseley Parish Registers These are copies of the original images from the parish registers as follows..Includes a searchable index.DR0627/02 B..

£14.00

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