County Record Office

Document of the Month November 2014Warwickshire’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.

February collections week

Warwickshire County Record Office will be closed to the public during February collections week (Monday 2nd - Friday 6th February) while our searchroom and reception are refurbished. As a result our internet study centre will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you will approve of the new look when we reopen on Saturday 7th February.

Document of the Month November 2014

Learn about the practice of ‘burying in woollen’ through the latest Document of the Month.

Boaters and Bright Sparks

Head over to our project pages for the latest update on our project to catalogue the archives of the Rugby based Willans Works, or take a look at the project blog

Quarter Sessions Order books

Digitised copies of selected published Warwickshire Quarter Sessions volumes 1625-1690 are now available for purchase through the online shop of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Find out more about our digitised volumes.

Our Warwickshire

A new website created by Warwickshire’s Museums, Local History Groups, Communities and the County Record Office has been launched to celebrate and share Warwickshire’s history. Visit the website to learn about Warwickshire’s past and contribute your own knowledge to help tell Warwickshire’s story.

Free public Wi-Fi

We now have Wi-Fi freely available in our searchroom and reader’s tea room. Please speak to staff at reception or in the searchroom for instructions on setting up your laptop, tablet or smartphone to connect using our Wi-Fi. You will need a mobile phone to register for access, but please remember to keep this on silent while in the searchroom.

Important information regarding document production times

Due to further reductions in staffing levels within the public service team, we will unfortunately be unable to produce documents from the strongrooms over the lunchtime period between 12pm and 2.15pm, though the searchroom will remain open.  Some other services may not be available at this time, for example, photocopying.

Warwickshire parish records

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