Welcome to South Warwickshire Family History Society [SWFHS]!
Please see the About Us page in left menu for more about what we offer and do for family history researchers in South Warwickshire and beyond.
On the left hand menu you will find links to the numerous Parish baptismal, marriage and burial indices, along with a Master Database for each series, and the beginnings of our efforts to transcribe all the local War Memorials and build commemorative pages for each man or woman listed on them.
800,000 Records Now Indexed!
New BMD Index Records Added - Last Updated 20th March 2020
We now have records of one sort or another from at least 134 different parishes in the South Warwickshire area (see Parish list for more) and we have just built our 400th individual Parish database/list of records with the total number of BMD records indexed now at over 786,000.
On 16 Feb 2019 we added a table of 2700 Non-conformist baptism records from various churches in the area. The table can be found in the L-R section of the Baptism menu. They were also added to the main database. Over the next few weeks many more records will be added to our Non-Conformist databases.
Records Added On or After January 1st, 2020
Over 32,000 new records have been added to new or existing tables since the November update including Corley, Curdworth, Hampton St. Lucy, Lillington, Knowle, Long Compton, Shilton, Offchurch, Ansley, Salford Priors, Stoneleigh, Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity, Tredington, Upper Shuckburgh, Wappenbury, Whichford, Wolverton, Wixford. The baptism database now contains over 436,900 records.
Over 14,000 new records have been added to new or existing tables since the November update including Exhall, Long Compton, Salford Priors, Southam, Tredington, Tysoe, Wappenbury, Whichford, and Wolfhampcote. The burials database contains over 287,000 records.
Over 8,000 new records have been added to new or existing tables since the November update including Corley, Exhall, Kenilworth, Long Compton, Salford Priors, Shilton, Stoneleigh, Walsgrave on Sowe and Whichford. The marriage database contains over 112,000 records.
War Memorial Index
There are 762 South Warwickshire soldiers in our database.
Did you miss our Journal?
Issue 1 released on February 12th.
We issued our first journal/newsletter this week and a link to it can be found below. If you would like it sent to you by email (spam and advert free) please sign up by clicking here or use the form at the bottom of the menu. We promise not to give your email address to anyone else or use it to for any other purpose than to deliver the journal/newsletter once a month.
New WW1 War Memorial Transcriptions Added - Last Updated 10.25pm - 19 Nov 2019.
We have been publishing pages for each war memorial or plaque/tablet that we have transcribed and we have now started to add the transcribed names to a database with the military and family history details (click the last name) of each man and woman found.
- Hampton Lucy
- Moreton Morrell
- Newbold Pacey
- Norton Lindsey
- Exhall (5 Apr 2019)
- Salford Priors (24 Apr 2019)
- Lower Quinton (20 Oct 2019)
- Alderminster (20 Oct 2019)
- Temple Grafton (20 Oct 2019)
- Burmington (22 Oct 2019)
- Tredington (7 Nov 2019)
- Ullenhall (7 Nov 2019)
- Gaydon & Chadshunt (8 Nov 2019)
- Sutton under Brailes (8 Nov 2019)
- Tanworth-in-Arden (18 Nov 2019)
- Whatcote (19 Nov 2019)
Towns and Villages Pages Added
We have started a new series of pages called Towns & Villages of SWFHS which includes a brief history, links to relevant external information, a photograph gallery and links to SWFHS indices etc. We really do welcome any information and pictures you may wish to share with us on these pages. Below is a clickable list of new additions and the number of pages now stands at 10
Many more to follow.
Interactive Town and Village Location Map Tool Added
We have added a new feature that will eventually allow you to locate each village and town in our area with links to content pages (see example below). Click the link here to view the map and then zoom in by clicking on the number on the UK and then by using the numbers or markers per the image above.
You will then see a page like this, we hope you find it useful:
SWFHS Admitted as a Family History Federation Member
We are very pleased to announce that SWFHS is a member of the Family History Federation and hope that it gives our readers an indication of how serious we are in bringing family history and related information to those whose research includes the South Warwickshire area.