We have so far transcribed the names from 57 war memorials and plaques at different sites around the South Warwickshire area. From them we have carried out more detailed research on 820 of the fallen named on the memorials and the results can be seen by clicking here for the Database. We have just completed the detailed research for the 27 men listed on the Alverston war memorial, the transcription page is now online and the details have been added to the database. In addition, we added new pages for the Bourton & Draycote and Cherington & Stourton war memorials, the Bourton names are already researched and in the database and we are now moving onto the research of the men on the Cherington War Memorial.
 
Below are the last 6 memorials that have been transcribed and the remainder can be found via the War Memorials menu.

SWFHS has now published 1 million (1,017,000) index records.

This week saw SWFHS records indexers publish their one-millionth free to search and free to use records for people researching their South Warwickshire relatives along with records from other neighbouring parishes in North Warwickshire and the West Midlands. In doing so we also added our 500,000th Baptism record.

The indexing team is made up of Carole Eales, Wendy Boland, Bob Gibson, Sheila Steane and Ian Pearson.

In the last few days, we have added 62,000 C of E Baptism, 25,500 C of E Burial and 19,000 C of E Marriage records to our databases which, as previously reported, are now much easier to search.

If you have searched our databases before you should now try searching the Master Index records which allow you to drill down to single people, dates or locations.

We have also added newly upgraded search facilities to the newly published single parish databases and will be going back through the over 670 single tables to upgrade the search facilities on the older ones.

Major Improvements Made to Master Index Search Function.

Users of the master C of E indices (Non-Conform coming this weekend) can now drill down through the records to, hopefully, find the individual(s) you are looking by surname, forename, parish and year as opposed to just a blanket surname search. Using the boxes below you can start with a wide search on a surname and then filter those by adding a forename, then further add a year or a parish or, if you know what you are looking for, narrow the search by using more of the search boxes from the start.

For instance to search for a particular Groom:

  • Enter Smith in the surname box, wait for the results (almost instant) and 2493 records are returned.
  • Then, without clearing the surname, enter a first name, say John, and 418 records are returned
  • Then enter a parish, say Bidford, 10 records are returned

Or if you know the bride last name enter both last names and then drill down the results from there. Happy searching

Don't forget if you identify an entry which you believe relevant to your research but do not have access to the original document please contact us, and we will be happy to provide you with a copy of the register and any other details we may have.

Church of England Marriages Search - EXAMPLE PICTURE ONLY
 
Parish: 
Year: 
Groom: 
Forename: 
Bride: 
Forename: 

Improvements to Non-Conform Master Index Search Function and New NC Records Added.

Users of the master Non-Conformist records database can now drill down through the records to, hopefully, find the individual(s) you are looking by surname, forename, parish and year as opposed to just a blanket surname search. Using the boxes below you can start with a wide search on a surname and then filter those by adding a forename, then further add a year or a parish or, if you know what you are looking for, narrow the search by using more of the search boxes from the start.

For instance to search for a particular Groom:

  • Enter Smith in the surname box, wait for the results (almost instant) and 2493 records are returned.
  • Then, without clearing the surname, enter a first name, say John, and 418 records are returned
  • Then enter a parish, say Bidford, 10 records are returned

Or if you know the bride last name enter both last names and then drill down the results from there.

In addition we added over 2,000 new NC records to the databases. Happy searching

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 11. Can you help us with content for these pages?, if yes please Contact the Website Manager