Explore online databases, archives, organizations and other resources for tracing your Warwickshire ancestors.
The records at this county archive cover everything from baptismal registers to historic newspapers. They will generally perform a brief lookup of a single individual or name in a particular record for no charge, and offer a research service for more in-depth requests. If you have the reference information for a particular document, you can also request photocopies or digital scans. Copying charges vary. The Web site also offers details on their collections, including an online catalogue and a list of the Church of England parishes
for which the office has registers or census returns, and has a few online databases such as Tithe apportionments
This society covers the whole of Warwickshire and offers assistance to people conducting research into their Warwickshire ancestors. There are no databases available on their Web site, but they do offer information on membership, their research service, and their Warwickshire Name Search.
Records for the City of Birmingham are generally split - with some found in the Warwickshire County Record Office, and some found in the Birmingham Central Library. Those at the City Library/Archives generally relate to what is covered by present-day Birmingham, including trade directories, photographs, newspapers, wills, deeds, estate papers, parish and non-conformist registers, and personal and family papers. They offer a research service and copying service (including digital scans and photography) for a fee, and will undertake a brief, general lookup for no charge.
Coventry Archives holds the majority of the original and published records relating to the history of Coventry, including school, hospital, business and non-conformist church records. They will undertake basic research free of charge and offer a research service for more detailed searches.
Jump down to the list of parishes to find transcribed baptisms, marriages and burials transcribed for various Warwickshire parishes by volunteers, as well as links to local history societies and other Web sites.