Wiltshire Family History

This is a list of Wiltshire family history, genealogy and local history resources and links. Hopefully, they will help you research your Wiltshire ancestors and break down those brick walls.


Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Births, Marriages & Deaths

Wiltshire BMD
Wiltshire BMD gives you free access to over 800,000 births, deaths, and marriges from 1837 onwards.

Wiltshire Parish Records
Links to external websites containing Wiltshire parish records and registers available online, including Births/Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths/Burials.

Burials & Cemeteries

Wiltshire Burials
A site with over 69,000 names from, mostly, Wiltshire burial grounds.

Wiltshire Memorial Inscriptions
Over 290,000 memorial transcripts going back to the 13th century.

Census Records

1939 Register


UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals & Convicts

Wiltshire Quarter Session Calendars 1728-1890
67,000 records of convicts, witnesses, victims and the crimes committed.

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932


RootsChat Wiltshire
A great place to find Wiltshire resources and request help with your research.


Wiltshire Visitations

Historical Directories

Wiltshire Historical Directories

Local History

Domesday Book Wiltshire

Jeffries’ Land
A history of Swindon and its environs.

Memorials of Old Wiltshire
A history of Wiltshire written in 1906 with illustrations.

Place Names of Wiltshire
The origins of the names of towns and villages of Wiltshire.


Maps of Wiltshire
Ordnance Survey maps of Wiltshire from the nineteenth century.

Old Maps of Wiltshire Online

Military Records

British Military Records

Wiltshire Regiment History

Wiltshire Roll of Honour

Wiltshire Soldiers
Wiltshire Soldiers on the web allows to search the records of over 12,000 servicemen who lost their lives during or just after the end of the Great War 1914 to 1919.

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953


iannounce UK Obituaries


British Apprentices 1710-1808

Lost Pubs of Wiltshire

Societies & Groups

Wiltshire Family History Society

Surname Research

Wiltshire Family Homepages
This page lists links to websites that have been created by people researching surnames and families in Wiltshire.


Wiltshire Wills and Probate Index 1530-1881