Welcome to South Warwickshire Family History Society [SWFHS] !
Whilst the larger conurbations such as Coventry, Rugby and Nuneaton and the rural areas of North Warwickshire are well catered for by other family history societies, the southern areas of the County appear to have been largely ignored. Our aim is therefore to address this imbalance.
The website is free to use and there is no committee or meetings to attend. However if you would like more information on any of the individuals or parishes listed, we ask you to use this form to send in your query – just to ensure that you are not a robot ! We will then do our best to help you.
Should you wish to contribute financially to this project, there will be at some stage a 'donation' option so that we can try and recover the initial costs of website hosting. However, just as important is the donation of information, parish records and photographs (for which you own the copyright), and any other relevant documentation, and we would be delighted to hear from you. Recently, Wendy Boland has joined our website team, and both Pam Taylor and Sheila Steane have generously contributed data files. We would like to extend our thanks to them for their generosity. Further, should you wish to join our transcription team please click here, you would be made very welcome.
On the left hand menu you will find links to numerous Baptism, Marriage and Burial Indices along with a master database for each and the beginnings of our efforts to transcribe all the local war memorials and build commemorative pages for each man listed on them.
Latest News and Events
New BMD Index Records Added - Updated August 23rd to 26th 2018
We now have records of one sort or another from 128 different parishes in the South Warwickshire area (see Parish list for more) and we have just built our 200th individual Parish database/list of records.
Added to the baptism index during the dates above were about 11,000 more baptism records. New records added for Claverdon (1706 to 1812), Monks Kirby St. Edith 1653-1660, Monks Kirby Non-Conformist 1823-1839, Preston Bagot 1742-1804, Ettington 1783 -1857, Stockton 1732-1812, Bishops Itchington 1777-1812, Baddesley Clinton 1747-1916, Charlecote 1735-1812, Brownsover 1733-1918 & Fenny Compton 1754-1919. The baptism database now holds over 257,000 records.
Over 10,000 records were added to the marriage index during the dates above for the below parishes: Hampton Lucy 1738-1918, Grandborough 1754-1917, Claverdon 1706-1916, Bishops Itchington 1754-1917, Brownsover 1733-1917, Brinklow 1749-1917, Leamington Hastings 1754-1918, Stockton St. Michael 1718-1915, Baddesley Clinton 1747-1917, Budbrooke St. Michael 1754-1916, Monks Kirby St. Edith 1653-1660, Warwick St. Mary 1754-1917, Charlecote 1729-1918 and Fenny Compton 1755-1916. The database now contains over 31,100 records.
Added to the burial index during the dates above: None yet.
Please note that we are NOT members of the Federation of Family History Societies but we are a Society of people involved in family history research in South Warwickshire. In the future, as the website develops and SWFHS being able to meet membership criteria (being in existence for 1 years is first), we may apply for membership.