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 one Thursday in most months. Please check the News page for information on the next session.

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.

Coventry Apprentices Enrolment registers 1781-1851. Searches can be for apprentices and/or masters.
Warwickshire Parish ApprenticesThis unpublished index contains the names of apprentices and their masters found in some parish registers covering 1607-1850.
Coventry & District Parish Register Burials 1837-1900Entries 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 SectionThis 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Warwickshire Marriage Index 1799-1837A series of unpublished printed indexes which can be searched. Contact Research Coordinator for details of parishes covered.
Coventry 1841 CensusA search can be made for an individual family.
Coventry 1851 Census A search can be made for an individual family.
Coventry 1861 CensusA search can be made for an individual family.
Coventry 1871 CensusA search can be made for an individual family.
Coventry 1881 CensusA 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 CensusNot a full transcript; a surname search will just produce a list of folios on which the surname occurs along with the streets.
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