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 ask you to register before you send in your query – just to ensure that you are not a robot ! We will then do our best to help you.
Should you wish to contribute financially to this project, there will be 'donation' option so that we can try and recover the initial costs of website hosting. However, just as important is the donation of information, parish photographs (for which you own the copyright, or items are copyright free, or have Common Usage), the location of War Memorials and other such documentation, and we would be delighted to hear from you. Further, should you wish to join our transcription team, you would be made very welcome.
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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.