Baptisms and Burials The Society has an ongoing programme of transcribing baptisms and burials from parish registers for Wiltshire before civil registration. Provided that they were available in fiche or CDs, transcripts have not been reprinted in book form after a period of five years from the date of first publication. However, due to demand, most of them are now being reprinted. The list of transcripts is in our leaflet Parish Register Transcripts and Other Publications. Click on your browser's back button to return to this page. At the bottom of this page is a summary of the available Baptisms CDs, showing which parishes are included on which CD.
Our programme to publish transcripts too large for our in-house printing facility is almost complete. These transcripts have been published through the on-line publisher, Lulu.com. Click here to visit the Lulu website to see details of all the transcripts and order copies. These transcripts are only available through Lulu. We do not hold stocks of them. As Lulu publishes in several countries, postage tends to be cheaper than if posted from the UK. Additionally, you receive your copy direct from the printers, usually within a week of ordering.
Marriages The Society has not transcribed marriage entries in parish registers. However, all parish marriages to 1837 have been transcribed and the data is owned by Nimrod Research. The Society has, in a joint venture with Nimrod Research, published these transcripts on a set of three CDs. To see the breakdown of parishes between the three CDs click here. You can buy them, and our other publications, from our stall at various family history events we attend. Go to our Events Calendar page to see the shows we plan to attend. The CDs are available by post or on-line; see below. Payment through Genfair is by debit or credit card. If you prefer to use PayPal you can order, the marriage CDs only, through Nimrod Research, with ordering details on their Marriage Index page.
Ordering by post Information on ordering by post is included in the Parish Register Transcripts and Other Publications leaflet (link above).
Ordering online You can also order our publications online through Genfair. This link should take you straight to our section within the site. If it fails this link will take you to the Genfair home page, from which you can navigate to our section.
Thanks to one of our members, we can now offer a map of Wiltshire showing its parishes. Follow this link to view the map, which can be purchased for just £1.
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials on a single CD
In early 2012 we published a three-CD set for all the Wiltshire parish register marriages to 1837. The series has been well received, but there are those who have wanted more localised availability of marriages with baptisms and burials.
For spring 2014 we are launching the first 10 titles of a new county-wide series of 37 CDs. Each title will covers baptisms, marriages and burials, up to 1837, for one or more parishes providing a broadly similar total number of entries and geographical proximity. Although the CDs provide information that is already available in other formats, this series brings Wiltshire parish records together in one medium for the first time. We expect to publish a further 16 titles during 2014; thereafter release will be made as suitable baptism and burial transcriptions become available.
The information is presented as a single pdf file, which can be opened by any device that has a CD drive and Acrobat Reader software installed. There is no installation and the CDs can be used on both Windows, including 8, and Apple MAC computers.
In addition to the full transcripts, there are parish indexes for baptisms, brides, grooms and burials. As a bonus there is a master name index covering all events on the CD, together with a surname listing of all surnames used on the CD. Required entries can be found using standard Search or Find facilities.
Each CD costs £15. For postage rates see page 11. The first 10 titles are:
CMB 3 - Alvediston, Ansty, Berwick St John, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Ebbesbourne Wake, Fonthill Gifford, Semley, Swallowcliffe, Tisbury & Tollard Royal
CMB 9 - Salisbury St Thomas
CMB 12 - Warminster St Denys
CMB 19 - Keevil, Potterne, Poulshot & Seend
CMB 20 - Trowbridge
CMB 24 - Devizes St John, Devizes St Mary & Devizes Southbroom
CMB 25 - All Cannings, Alton Barnes, Alton Priors, Bishops Cannings, Heddington, Huish, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, Stanton St Bernard, Wilcot & Woodborough
CMB 26 - Burbage, Buttermere, Easton Royal, Great Bedwyn, Ham, Little Bedwyn, Shalbourne, Tidcombe & Wootton Rivers
CMB 29 - Calstone Wellington, Charlton, Cherhill, Compton Bassett, Garsdon, Great Somerford, Highway, Hilmarton, Lea and Cleverton, Little Somerford, Lydiard Millicent, Lydiard Tregoze, Lyneham, Tockenham & Wootton Bassett
CMB 34 - Alderton, Bremilham, Brokenborough, Crudwell, Easton Grey, Foxley, Hankerton, Hullavington, Luckington, Malmesbury Abbey, Minety, Norton, Oaksey, Sherston, Sopworth & Westport
Summary List of Baptisms on CD
The Parish Register leaflet lists the available CDs, but does not list the constituent parishes. Here is a list of the contents of each CD:
CD P1 - Sixteen parishes South of Swindon.
Avebury (1607), Baydon (1578), Berwick Bassett (1580), Bishopstone (1573), Broad Hinton (1604), Chiseldon (1606), Clyffe Pypard (1576), East Kennet (1606), Little Hinton (1605), Liddington (1605), Wanborough (1581), Winterbourne Bassett (1607), Winterbourne Monkton (1605), Wootton Bassett (1585) Wroughton (1606) & Yatesbury (1607).
CD P2 - Fourteen parishes South and East of Devizes.
Beechingstoke (1566), Charlton St Peter (1611), Chirton (1579), Devizes Southbroom (1568), Devizes St Mary (1569), Etchilhampton 1605) Marden (1622), Market Lavington (1622), North Newnton (1605), Patney (1592), Rushall (1622), Stert (1581), Urchfont (1538) & Wilsford (1558).
CD P3 - Thirteen parishes in South-West Wiltshire.
Brixton Deverill (1606), East Knoyle ( 1538), Hill Deverill (1687), Horningsham (1561) Kilmington (1582), Kingston Deverill (1611), Longbridge Deverill (1607), Maiden Bradley (1626), Mere (1561), Monkton Deverill(1608), Sedgehill (1607), Stourton (1572) & West Knoyle (1608).
CD P4 - Seventeen Parishes West and North of Chippenham.
Biddestone (1605), Box (1538), Castle Combe (1573), Colerne (1606), Corsham (1568), Ditteridge (1584), Grittleton (1573), Hardenhuish (1607), Kington St Michael (1563), Langley Burrell (1605), Leigh Delamere (1605), Littleton Drew (1605), Nettleton (1557), North Wraxall (1606), Slaughterford (1619), West Kington (1605) & Yatton Keynell (1619).
CD P5 - Salisbury St Thomas, Cathedral and nine parishes West and North of Salisbury.
Bemerton (1629), Berwick St James (1606), Fisherton Anger (1608), South Newton (1604), Stratford-sub-Castle (1610), Salisbury Cathedral (1564), Salisbury St Thomas (1530), Stapleford (1600), West Harnham (1567), Winterbourne Stoke (1608) & Woodford (1538).
CD P6 - Chippenham, Lacock and eight other parishes to North East.
Bremhill, Chippenham, Christian Malford, Draycot Cerne, Kellaways, Lacock, Seagry, Stanton St Quintin, Sutton Benger & Tytherton Lucas.
St Mark's Swindon - CD of baptisms 1845-1899, marriages 1846-1902, burials 1845-1915 (few after 1891). The Church of the Great Western Railway estate - many migrant workers from outside Wiltshire.