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Coventry Family History Society

Member of the Federation of Family History Societies

Research Services

Help Desk

To begin researching your family history or for help with 'dead ends' we have a help desk at Coventry History Centre from 1 pm to 2.30 pm on the following dates in 2017. Thursdays 19th January, 16th February, 16th March and 13th April.

Database Searches

We only have a small team who will gladly search for a single name in our databases listed below. These databases have been published by the Society and are available from our Bookshop in book or CD format. Searches are free. Please apply by post to 18 Sherlock Road Coventry CV5 8EY with S.A.E. or by email to enquiries@covfhs.org.

Databases which can be searched
Coventry Apprentices - Enrolment registers 1781-1851.  Searches can be for apprentices and/or masters.
Warwickshire Parish Apprentices - This unpublished index contains the names of apprentices and their masters found in some parish registers covering 1607-1850.
Coventry & District Parish Register Burials 1837-1900 - Entries from this database have been included in the National Burials Index CD, but some have additional information.
Coventry, London Road Cemetery Burials 1847-1900 - As well as surname this database can also be searched by plot number or address if requested.
Coventry, London Road MIs - North Section - This part contains MIs to over 15000 people buried from 1847 to the 1990s
Coventry, London Road MIs - South East Section - This part contains MIs to over 6000 people buried from 1887 to 2000.
Warwickshire Marriage Index 1799-1837 - A series of unpublished printed indexes which can be searched.  Contact Research Coordinator for details of parishes covered.
Coventry 1841 Census - A search can be made for an individual family
Coventry 1851 Census - A search can be made for an individual family
Coventry 1861 Census - A search can be made for an individual family
Coventry 1871 Census - A search can be made for an individual family
Coventry 1881 Census - A search can be made for an individual family
Coventry 1891 Census - Not a full transcript; a surname search will produce a list of folios on which the surname occurs, along with forename and age.  Searches can be narrowed if the street is known.
Coventry 1901 Census - Not a full transcript; a surname search will just produce a list of folios on which the surname occurs along with the streets.