Ware, Hertfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Ware, Hertfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Ware, Hertfordshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Braughin
County Hertfordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ware
Registration District Ware
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; For more records see Thundridge
Bishop's Transcripts: 1801
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ware
Diocese Pre-1845 - London; Post-1844 - Rochester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
Location of Archive
Hertfordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Ware, is a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district in Hertfordshire. The town stands on the river Lea, and on the Eastern Counties railway; it is 2 1/2 miles ENE of Hertford. The parish includes Wareside hamlet. The places of worship in 1851 were Church of England, Independents, Quakers, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, Lady Huntingond's Connexion, a Catholic and Apostlic church as well as Roman Catholics.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Ware, Hertfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[3]
HERTS = Hertfordshire Names Online - free[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[6]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[7]
Ware, Hertfordshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1858-1886


FMP 1558-1910 1558-1910 1558-1922 1558-1922 1558-1950 1558-1950
HERTS To 1837
IGI 1558-1882 1558-1754, 1813-1837



Ware Christchurch parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Ware Christchurch Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1886-1910 1886-1910 1858-1901 1858-1901

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Genealogy from Periodicals [edit | edit source]

Gibbins, Keith.  Windus of Ware and East London.  Article has a Family tree of Windus of Ware Hertfordshire, and East London with a history of the family.  Article covers years 1710-1880, and is to be found in The Hampshire Family Historian, Vol.VIII, no.1. May 1981, pages 4-7, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hertfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Ware on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848. Adapted. Date accessed: 12 January 2014.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  3. 'The Hertfordshire Collection,' findmypast, accessed 4 March 2014.
  4. 'Marriages and Marriage Licences (1538-1922),' Hertfordshire County Council, accessed 6 March 2014.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Hertford, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 11 December 2013.
  6. Hertfordshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 12 December 2013.
  7. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 12 December 2013.