More than six million historic parish records have been digitised for the first time and can be accessed via Swindon’s libraries, offering a unique insight into the history and people of Wiltshire.

Published online by Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, in conjunction with Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council, the Wiltshire Parish Registers, 1538-1916 collection details generations of baptisms, marriages and burials that took place in the local area.

Searchable by name, birth date, parish, baptism, marriage, burial date, name of spouse and name(s) of parents, these records contain vital information for anybody looking to find out more about their ancestors who lived in the county.