Talks and research guides Talks and research guides We have various research guides available to assist you in your research at Warwickshire County Record Office. We have an introduction to our rate books and lists of parish rate books, district rate books and district valuation lists. We have produced a guide to researching the bastardy records found in our collections. Talks We also offer talks on our work and Warwickshire’s history. Tracing your Warwickshire Ancestors Researching your family history takes time, and may require you to visit record offices around the country. Transportation records Transportation to Australia began with the First Fleet in 1787 and ended in about 1870. Church registers and census returns Our guide to Church of England parish registers and census returns lists the dates of the records we hold for Warwickshire parishes. House history The County Record Office (CRO) holds a large and varied collection of archival material which may help you in your house research. House history sources Here you will find a selection of some of the most useful sources we hold for house history. LGBTQ+ history (PDF, 291KB) A short guide to sources available for LGBTQ+ history. Floods and flood defences (PDF, 161KB) A short guide to sources for floods and flood defences.