County Record Office

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Warwickshire’s history, Warwickshire’s memory  Warwickshire County Record Office collects, preserves and provides access to documents recording the history of the county, its people and places. Read more about the work of the record office.

Highlight of the Week: Private researchers
Hoping to search our collections but can’t visit our searchroom? We have a list of private researchers who may be able to help.

Healey Histories wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Warwick Healey Motor Company

We can now preserve this important collection however the fund raising continues. To find out more and support the project, visit our project page and read on, or visit our donations page to help support the project

 

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Strong Rooms Project

On Thursday 31st March Warwickshire County Record Office welcomed members of Rugby’s Hill St Youth Club to our searchroom for the day for a new and exciting project funded by the Arts Council called Strong Rooms.

The Strong Rooms project will create an art installation using archives from Warwickshire. Coventry, Dudley and Worcestershire and will be on display at Rugby’s Festival of Culture from 3rd-10th July 2016. We are looking for volunteers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for archives with the public and bring the displays and experience to life for visitors. Please contact Sam Collenette via samcollenette@warwickshire.gov.uk if you are interested.

Document of the Month April 2016

Document of the Month April 2016Read about the pursuit of a father by Willoughby’s parish officers in this month’s Document of the Month.

Digital tithe maps for sale

Digitised versions of our tithe maps are now available for sale directly from us and via the online shop of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Find out more about our digital tithe maps

Document production times during lunchtime period

We are unable to produce documents from the strongrooms between 12pm and 2.15pm, though our searchroom will remain open. Other services such as photocopying may also be affected. This is the result of further reductions to staffing levels within the public service team.

For further information on our searchroom services, including ordering documents in advance, please see our searchroom services page.