Wiltshire, England Genealogy

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Location of Wiltshire in England

Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is an inland county in the South West of England.

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

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire and the parishes covered by each. 

Read more about England Civil Registration.


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

Probate Jurisdictions

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


Wiltshire Community History

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Wiltshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.