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.
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
Wiltshire Baptisms – 1530-1886
– Over 770,000 Wiltshire Baptims records including some early Wiltshire Parish Registers.
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 records||Record years|
|Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette||1822-1873
|Salisbury & Winchester Journal||1751-1752
|Swindon Advertiser & North Wilts Chronicle||1858-1869
|The Salisbury Times||1868-1869
|Warminster & Westbury Journal, and Wilts County Advertiser||1881-1895
|Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser||1855-1869