Wiltshire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  


Project 9: England—Wiltshire

Explore research in Wiltshire.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Wiltshire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Wiltshire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Wiltshire.
    FS Wiki: Wiltshire England Genealogy
  2. Read about first steps for family history in Wiltshire.
    First Steps in Family History
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Wiltshire research.




Goal 2: Learn about Wiltshire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Wiltshire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Wiltshire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wiltshire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  3. Search for free online books on Wiltshire research on the FamilySearch site.




Goal 3: Learn about Wiltshire civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Wiltshire civil registration.

  1. Explore Wiltshire civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Browse the Wiltshire registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.
  4. Learn about Wiltshire marriage license bonds and allegations in this article.
    Marrige License Bonds

B. Explore Wiltshire census records.

  1. Learn about Wiltshire Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Wiltshire census records on the Gen UKI site.


Goal 4: Learn about Wiltshire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Wiltshire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Wiltshire church records in this article.
    FS—Wiltshire Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  3. Learn about Wiltshire parish records in this article.
    Parish Registers
  4. Learn about Wiltshire Non-Conformist records in this article.
    Non-Conformist Registers
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Wiltshire.

B. Explore Wiltshire cemetery records.

  1. Explore Wiltshire cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Wiltshire probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Wiltshire probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Wiltshire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wiltshire Probate Records
  2. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  3. Learn about Wiltshire wills in this article.
    Wills
  4. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Wiltshire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Wiltshire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Wiltshire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wiltshire Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Wiltshire maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  4. Explore the gazetteers link on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  5. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.





Goal 7: Learn about Wiltshire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Wiltshire newspapers.

  1. Search Wiltshire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Wiltshire research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Wiltshire.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore collections on the Findmypast site.
  4. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Wiltshire research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Wiltshire Ancestors and Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Wiltshire Family History Society page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Wiltshire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Wiltshire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Wiltshire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Wiltshire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Wiltshire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Wiltshire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wiltshire Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Wiltshire site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.