Warwickshire Online Databases

Whilst we are on the subject of Warwickshire …….. the Warwickshire Record Office has a range of online databases which would be very helpful to those with Warwickshire family.

Victuallers Database
The Victuallers database is a database containing details of licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828. The information has been taken from the series of registers of calendars of Victuallers’ Recognizances held by the County Record Office.

Tithe Apportionments Database
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Tithe Apportionments database contains information from the Warwickshire tithe apportionments, produced after the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836. Not all our parishes have apportionments, but those that have now appear on this website and the data entry is complete.

Calendar of Prisoners
The Calendars of Prisoners database is an index to the ‘Calendars of Prisoners’ or lists of those held in the County Prisons (in Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry) for trial at the Courts of Assize and the Quarter Sessions courts held in Warwick between 1800 and 1900.

Windows on Warwickshire
Windows on Warwickshire is a searchable database of images of historic photographs and other items held at Warwickshire museums, archives and libraries, as well as Compton Verney Art Gallery and Warwick Castle.

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

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Warwickshire Parish Records Online

Did you know that Warwickshire parish records are online on Ancestry so if you don’t live near the record office you can easily access them online. If you aren’t a subscriber remember that you can sign up for a 14 day free trial or many public libraries offer free access to Ancestry.

The records are Baptisms 1538 – 1906, Marriages 1538 – 1910, Burials 1538 – 1910 and miscellaneous parish papers such as removal papers, vestry minutes and deeds. What a treasure trove for those with Warwickshire ancestry, sadly my family dipped into Warwickshire for a generation only and then scuttled back to Hampshire !!

www.ancestry.co.uk

Plymouth & Devon parish registers online.

Our friends at FindMyPast have added to their parish register collection. This time it is the West Devon & Plymouth Record Offices that have allowed the scanning of their parish registers.

The records cover 500 years and comprise three and half million records so all those people have to be someone’s ancestors !

www.findmypast.co.uk

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Theatre Collection

Theatre CollectionThe online catalogue of the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection may be very useful for those with ancestors who trod the boards. The collection is wide and includes documents, photographs, film and artefacts so if you find something of interest in the catalogue a trip to Bristol may be very worth while.

You should note that the building is closed to researchers until mid October because of building work, but that just gives you plenty of time to plan your trip!!

http://www.bris.ac.uk/theatrecollection/

 

Exploring Surrey’s Past

Exploring Surrey’s PastSurrey Record Office recently won the “Your Family History” magazine’s Archive of the Year award. They were judged to give outstanding commitment to customer service, opening hours, onsite advice and the running of the Exploring Surrey’s Past website.

The website is certainly up there with the best and I am sure that other record offices will be taking a look to see if they can do something similar.

I don’t have any Surrey ancestors, but if you do then this site should be bookmarked because you will be returning to it again and again.

http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk

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