Wiltshire Family History

This section has been created to assist Family Historians and Genealogists researching Wiltshire Family History and ancestors that may have lived in Wiltshire.  We’ll be adding more Wiltshire Family History information in the future.

Wiltshire Family History Society is a very active society with a large membership.  They arrange regular Wiltshire Genealogy events and a lot of coach trips to Family History events.

The following records may be of great interest to anyone searching Wiltshire Family History, Parish Records, and Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates:

Wiltshire Baptisms – 1530-1886 – Over 770,000 Wiltshire Baptims records including some early Wiltshire Parish Registers.

Wiltshire Memorial Inscriptions – 290,000 memorial and graveyard inscriptions – some going back to the 13th Century.

Wiltshire, Salisbury Wills Index – 1464-1858 – Wills and Probate records from the diocese of Salisbury.

Wiltshire Newspaper Archives

Local newspaper archives are a fantastic resource for family historians.  Try searching through these local newspaper archives to uncover information on an ancestor.  The following newspapers covered local news from the county of Wiltshire England, and towns and surrounding areas of Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury and Winchester, for the following dates.  Click on the main heading below for a link through to all the local Wiltshire archived newspapers.

Wiltshire Newspaper Archives – Online Records

Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette – 1822-1873, 1878-1884, 1886-1890

Salisbury & Winchester Journal – 1751-1752, 1762-1763, 1765-1769, 1772-1773, 1775-1778, 1780-1782, 1784, 1786-1789, 1799, 1801-1805, 1807-1812, 1814-1815, 1817-1872, 1877, 1889

The Salisbury Times -1868-1869, 1874-1895, 1898-1909

Swindon Advertiser & North Wilts Chronicle – 1858-1869, 1873-1897, 1899, 1901-1910

Warminster & Westbury Journal, and Wilts County Advertiser – 1881-1895, 1897, 1899-1908

Wiltshire Independent – 1836-1839, 1841-1868, 1870, 1874

Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser – 1855-1869, 1874-1888, 1890-1897, 1899-1908, 1920-1956