Wiltshire Records now online

I see that www.ancestry.co.uk now has the Wiltshire parish registers online. These are digitised and indexed images of the registers held at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. It looks as if all the parishes are included in this latest release, but I am sure that there will be some updates over the next few months so if you don’t find who you are looking for at first it is always worth re-doing your search a few months later.

The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre website also has a really good wills catalogue that can be searched free of charge a copy of the will can be purchased for £5. I have had some significant success using the index and can thoroughly recommend it.


  1. Martin Tolley says:

    It’s also worth remembering that much of west Dorset came under the diocese of Salisbury (in Wiltshire) and many “Dorset” wills can be found in the Wiltshire History Centre index. There are over 1100 listed from Netherbury and Beaminster alone. It is possible to copy and paste the index to a spreadsheet to sort on names or dates as well.

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