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Wiltshire Genealogy

 
Description

"This county is situated in the province of Canterbury, in the diocese of Salisbury, and contains 29 hundreds, one city, 15 boroughs, and 10 other market-towns. On the north and west side of it lies Gloucestershire; its western boundary is Somersetshire; Dorsetshire confines its southern extremity; and Hampshire and Berkshire inclose it on the east. Its extreme length is 54 miles, and breadth 34, and its area measures about 878,000 acres."
from Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9

Genuki - Wiltshire
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset
Wiltshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre Wiltshire Libraries
Wiltshire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Wiltshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 




 
 
 

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
53,400 records including baptisms/christenings, burials,
marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Wiltshire genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries
Interment.net - Wiltshire

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Wiltshire
Wiltshire war memorials and rolls of honour
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK (including Scotland) records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
 
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers