Herefordshire, England Genealogy

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Herefordshire, or Hereford, is an inland county contiguous to Wales in England.

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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Herefordshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Herefordshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Herefordshire and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.


See a list of the parishes of Herefordshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Herefordshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Herefordshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Herefordshire Probate Records.


Here is a list of web sites and/or web pages for Herefordshire and a few of its parishes. Visit