July 2022 journal
The July 2022 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area.
Wiltshire Local History Month
Wiltshire Local History Month - May 2022.
If you live in or near Wiltshire, see the booklet for talks and exhibitions around the county throughout the month. Plenty there for family historians
April 2022 journal
The April 2022 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area.
Zoom talks hosted by WFHS branches
Talks about the newly-released 1921 Census by FindMypast specialists on Zoom: Devizes (18 Jan), Westbury (27 Jan) and Swindon (10 Feb) branches. Note that places can be limited, so please see their Branch pages for more information about attending this talk and any other Zoom talks they are hosting.
January 2022 journal
The January 2022 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area.
Membership as a gift
Have you ever thought a friend or relative would enjoy a year's membership of our Society?
Well, anyone can now buy a membership subscription for someone else. It is available on our GenFair stall.
Perhaps that's a festive gift sorted?
New Free Name Indexes
To compliment two of our recent CDs / downloads free name indexes have been released for them. They are for CD37 Wiltshire Tithe Awards and CD40 Wiltshire Asylums.
New publications - Wiltshire Asylums
Four new publications have recently been released, all concerned with Wiltshire Asylums. They are:
CS130 – Wiltshire Asylum (Roundway) Burials 1852 – 1966
CS131 – Wiltshire Asylum (Roundway) Admissions and Discharges1851 - 1919
CS132 – Fisherton Anger Asylum Admissions and Discharges 1813 - 1913
CS133 – Box, Calne, Fonthill, Laverstock and Market Lavington Admissions and Discharges
More information is on our GenFair stall. There are over 27000 records in the series. Some patients had more than one period in an asylum.
A free name index is available on this website.
The four publications have also been merged into a single CD / download CD40. Also available through GenFair.
October 2021 journal
The October 2021 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area.
Virtual Family History Shows
WILTSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
Registered Charity No. 290284
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire Family History Society will be held on Saturday 18 September 2021 at Nursteed Centre, Nursteed Road, Devizes, SN10 3AH commencing at 3.15pm.
The business of the meeting will be to receive the annual report of the Executive Committee as Trustees, to receive the accounts of the Society for 2020/21, to elect the members of the Executive Committee other than the six Branch Representatives for the ensuing year, to re-elect or elect where necessary the President and Vice-Presidents of the Society for terms of six years, and to transact any other business on the agenda to be circulated at the meeting.
Proceedings and election of officers will be in accordance with the Constitution.
A copy of the accounts may be obtained prior to the AGM from the General Secretary at the Resource Centre upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope after 31 August 2021.
Preceding the AGM, at 2.00pm there will be a talk by the outgoing President Mike Stone entitled "Brunel Brotherhood and Early Railways in North Wiltshire". Everyone is invited.
Free access to Wiltshire parish and probate records
While lockdown remains in place the WSHC and Ancestry are providing free online access to Wiltshire Parish Registers (1538-1916) and Wiltshire Wills & Probate (1530-1858). There is a link from the WSHC Archives page.
You will need to set up a free 'guest account' (email address, password and agree to T&C). Only Wiltshire records are available.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre website access
You may have noticed that we have left the EU. Does this affect family historians interested in the archives of the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre(WSHC)? Yes it does.
The website address, its url, has changed. If you try to access www.wshc.eu the site will not be found.
It is now www.wshc.org.uk
Even the link through Wiltshire Libraries has not been updated. The links on this website has been updated.
New publication - Alvediston Manor Court records 1633-1887
|The latest in the series of Manor Court Records has been published, as a softback book or as a download. Both versions can be purchased from GenFair or by post from the Publications Officer at Resource Centre|