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!

On Friday 20th March 2020, our small team of church records researchers published their 800,000th online record and, despite weary eyes, they are continuing on.  We now have over 835,000 records online ready for you to search.

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
Baptism Index
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.

Burial index
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.

Marriage index
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.

Click here for Issue 1.

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.

The database now holds 760 records following the addition of the 16 men named on the Alderminster Memorial and 2 men from Burmington, many other existing records have been updated and missing details identified and added. Hampton Lucy and Lighthorne names were added on 7 Mar 2019, Hatton on 13 Mar 2019, Moreton Morrell on 15 Mar 2019, Newbold Pacey on 16 Mar 2019, Norton Lindsey on 17 Mar 2019, Wellesbourne on 20 Mar 2019, Wasperton on 21 Mar 2019, Henley in Arden on 27 Mar 2019, Alcester on 2 Apr 2019, Binton on 5 Apr 2019, Exhall (Wixford) on 6 Apr 2019, Salford Priors on 25 Apr 2019, Lower and Upper Quinton on 16 Oct 2019, Alderminster on 22 Oct 2019, Burmington on 22 Oct 2019, Ullenhall on 7 Nov 2019, Tredington on 7 Nov 2019, Gaydon on 8 Nov 2019, Sutton under Brailes on 8 Nov 2019, Tanworth in Arden on 18 Nov 2019 and Whatcote on November 19, 2019.

Click here for the Database or scroll down the left hand menu.

New War Memorial Pages added between 8th Mar & 8th November 2019:

Towns and Villages Pages Added

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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

interactive map

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:

map page example

SWFHS Admitted as a Family History Federation Member

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.