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 nor meetings to attend. However if you would like more information on any of the individuals or parishes listed we will then do our best to help you.


















Latest News

8 Nov 2023 - New records RC records for Nuneaton, Coleshill and Solihul added to our "Non-Conformist" records database - Click here to explore it.

22 Oct 2023 - We have recently added over 52,000 baptisms for Ashted, James the Less; 500 Roman Catholic Marriages for Atherstone and 1220 Burials for Rugby St. Andrews for the period 1700 to 1752 and those records now cover 1700 to 1950.

22 Aug 2023 - Today we added 2463 Marriage Records for Stratford on Avon - Holy Trinity

6 Jun 2023 - We have updated the WW1 database which now has over 2100 records, in addition we have added 71 pages featuring the transcriptions of well over 100 memorials - see menu to the left.

30 Mar 2023 - We are still here and busy adding new war memorial transcriptions on a daily basis. See the War Memorial menu to the left to see the hundreds of new pages we have added. Remember blue text means click me and hover over photo's to see if they are clickable!.

24 Jan 2023 - Three new war memorials with 18 men added to database. Click here

21 Jan 2023 - The names of the men who fell in Bidford on Avon added to War Memorial database. Click here

21 Jan 2023 - Grave Inscriptions added to List of Graves and Memorials at Lighthorne Graveyard. Click here

15 Jan 2023 - New database of pupils and staff at Weston Reformatory School added. Click here

10 Jan 2023 - 45 new names added to the Fallen of WW1 database. Click here

30 Dec 2022 - 147 new names of the Fallen from Warwick have been added to the database. Click here

21 Dec 2022 - Over 15,000 new records added to our Birth, Marriages and Deaths indices. Click here

12 Nov 2022 - 100,000 new records added to our Birth, Marriages and Deaths indices. Click here

For older news please see our News Blog page.

Parish Register Transcriptions

The Parish Registers we have, or are transcribing and making available as indices, essentially cover the period 1754 to 1910, although we do have entries before and after these core dates.  The transcriptions are as accurate as we can make them, but we are aware of the problems caused by illegible handwriting, phonetic spellings, missing pages and non-deposited registers. We have used primary sources throughout, but we suggest that, should you identify an entry of interest, you confirm it by reference to the original records.  We aim to aid your research, not mislead you; accuracy is everything.


War Memorial Transcriptions

We are also very interested in making available information about your ancestors who died or served in the numerous conflicts from Medieval times through to the present day, so together with a small group of keen transcribers, we will begin to present our collective data. It is our intention to research each man (and woman) recorded on a War Memorial in South Warwickshire, and present a page of all the data we have on him/her to date.  There will be an opportunity to add to the page as and when further information comes to light.  If you are able to identify any of these individuals and add further information, we would be very grateful to receive it.


Pickard Trepess - a Tribute 1953 to 2021

Pickard was an exceptional man.  He was kind, generous, patient, had a great sense of humour, helped anyone and everyone, had no prejudices and never once uttered a derogatory remark in the 20 years we knew him.

He gave his time and energy with grace, seeking no reward except to know that he was helping others. His ongoing support to researchers often went unseen and unremarked upon. He was a stalwart of the Warwick Mailing List since its beginning, was greatly respected and many people regarded him as a dear friend, although they had never met him.

Pickard funded and produced his Pink Pages for Warwickshire for many years, usually providing information that was not available elsewhere online, always freely given.   He never asked for much in return but several of "his ladies" as his wife called us, were able to donate our transcriptions which he always uploaded to the PPP.

Pickard was devoted to his family, was a man of many talents with an outstanding intellect, who always encouraged and supported researchers with warm words of wisdom.

Over the years countless people with roots in Warwickshire have benefitted from Pickard's Pink Pages and he will be greatly missed.

He was a true gentle gentleman.