Volunteers have been transcribing, and making available Wiltshire-related records almost since the day the Society was founded. Some projects, such as transcribing parish registers, seemed as though they would never end, and yet that work is close to completion.
The Society's many products are just a part of the resources that are available to us. This section sets out how we might help you to make use of them in your research.
If we can help, a confirmation email will ask your permission to proceed and explain our terms and costs (normally £5.00 per hour). When permission has been received we will send you a log book number, and your enquiry will then be dealt with by one of our research team volunteers.
Personal Research Visits
Where possible visitors should first make use online resources, including the many WFHS transcriptions on Findmypast and the free internet access to censuses etc at many public libraries. Note that the county's principal sources of historical material are the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham and the Wiltshire Museum’s Archive & Library in Devizes.