Family History Societies -
Warwickshire (C-Z)

This section lists county associations of Warwickshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Coventry Family History Society:

Address:

Ella Johnson
c/o Coventry FHS
18 Sherlock Road
Coventry
CV5 8EY

E-Mail:

enquiries@covfhs.org

Information:

Formed in 1994, the Society aims to encourage and promote the study of genealogy especially in the city of Coventry and its outskirts. It proves help and support to you if you are conducting research into your Coventry ancestors.

Many resources are accessible in Coventry History Centre, located in the Herbert Complex.  The Local Studies Library and Coventry Archives have merged in one location.  Their address is:

Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP



Resources held at the Centre include:

  • 1881 Census Indexes
  • Apprentices and Freemen Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Court Records
  • Directories
  • Electoral Registers
  • GRO Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-1997
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Newspapers
  • Nonconformist Church Registers
  • Parish Registers
  • Persons Indexes
  • ROlls of the Fallen
  • School Records
  • Tithe Apportionments
  • Trade Union Records
  • Wills

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Against All Odds (WW1, WW2 and post-war years)
  • All in a Day's Work (Coventry Women)
  • Black Death in Coventry
  • CFHS Journals 1994-2000
  • Greens of Lighthorne 1500-1900
  • Hawkesbury School 1885-1908
  • Holy Trinity, Coventry and its Vicars
  • J J Ward's Warwickshire in Photographs 1905-1935
  • Schooldays Remembered: Earlsdon School 1882-2002
  • Warwick County Asylum

Website:
http://www.covfhs.org.uk


Nuneaton and North Warwickshire FHS:

Address:

NNWFHS Chairman
Jacqui Simkins
Langley Mill Farm
Sutton Coldfield
B75 7HR

E-Mail:

wesimkinsandson@btconnect.com

Information:

Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society was originally known as the Nuneaton History Group. In 1998, the Society expanded its original area and thus changed its name to reflect this.

Back Issues of their Journals 1995-2012 are available on the site.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Arbury Estate Papers
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Hartshill: Swain Stevens' Charitable Gift 1774-1850
  • Hatched, Matched and Despatched in Bedworth
  • Hatched, Matched and Despatched in No Man's Heath 1875-1996
  • Hatched, Matched and Despatched in Wolvey 1752-1911
  • Lichfield Diocese 'Suspected Papists' in 1767
  • Local History Books
  • Marriage Indexes
  • North Warwickshire Directories and Nuneaton Street Index
  • Reference Books and Aids
  • Selected Roman Catholic Records for North Warwickshire
  • Tamworth St Editha Settlement Certificates 1690-1813

Baptism, marriage and burial indexes have been compiled by the Society, and, for a fee, access to these indexes is provided.

Other databases are freely accessible, which include:

  • 1901 Nuneaton Census Index
  • Lichfield Marriage Bonds Index
  • Ryerson Death Index (Australia)

Website:
http://www.nnwfhs.org.uk


Rugby Family History Group:

Address:

Mr Tim Weedon
c/o RFHG
Kilchomen
The Hill Drive
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4BJ

E-Mail:

timweedon@clara.co.uk

Information:

Rugby Family History Group aims to aid and encourage the study of genealogy, including conducting research, especially in Rugby and its surrounding areas.

A list of parishes in the area covered by the Society is accessible, these incorporating parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire included in the Rugby Union.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible.

The Society is currently transcribing names found on War Memorials in the Rugby area.

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Census Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions - Clifton Road Cemetery
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

Website:
http://www.rugbyfhg.co.uk