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

This 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:

Births, marriages and deaths

Births

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

Marriages

Wiltshire Marriages Index 1538-1933 – Marriage Archives from the county between the given years.

Burials – including memorial inscriptions

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

Wills & Probate records

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.

British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Wiltshire area
– This details available local newspaper records in Wiltshire. Links for individual newspapers are detailed below:

Local newspaper recordsRecord years
Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette1822-1873
1878-1884
1886-1890
Salisbury & Winchester Journal1751-1752
1762-1763
1765-1769
1772-1773
1775-1778
1780-1782
1784
1786-1789
1799
1801-1805
1807-1812
1814-1815
1817-1872
1877
1889
Swindon Advertiser & North Wilts Chronicle1858-1869
1873-1897
1899
1901-1910
The Salisbury Times 1868-1869
1874-1895
1898-1909
Warminster & Westbury Journal, and Wilts County Advertiser 1881-1895
1897
1899-1908
Wiltshire Independent1836-1839
1841-1868
1870
1874
Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser1855-1869
1874-1888
1890-1897
1899-1908
1920-1956