- A detailed guide is the Society of Genealogists' National Index of Parish Registers . Volume 8, Part 2: Wiltshire, compiled by Cliff Webb (1992) 114p. [ISBN 0 946789 52 5] "A Guide to Anglican, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist registers, together with information on Bishop's Transcripts, modern copies and Marriage licences." This book gives details of the years covered and location of registers, BTs, copies, transcripts and indexes.
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives have Christening, Marriage and Burial Parish Registers and microfilm copies for most parishes. Note that they also hold much other material from parish chests, churchwardens' accounts, relief of the poor, etc.
They have a summary list of parish registers showing dates of holdings of christenings, marriages and burials for each parish. In their archive catalogue search, put the parish name under "place" and choose "Parish records" under "Collection type". This shows other parish records as well as registers.
Parts of the catalogue are on Access to Archives but this is not being updated with additions.
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives holdings of Non-Conformist registers include microfilms of registers in The National Archives, some later registers, and a number of Quaker registers with an index.
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives have extensive holdings of Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations. Over 75,500 Sarum Marriage Licence Bonds for the Diocese of Salisbury have been transcribed and published by Wiltshire Family History Society, there is a copy at Wiltshire and Swindon Archives and a microfiche copy at the Society of Genealogists. It is available for purchase as a CDROM from WFHS.
In some cases early parish registers have not survived, but Bishop's Transcripts may be available, usually with substantial gaps - it is always worth looking for both. As an example, Aldbourne PRs start in 1637. Aldbourne BTs exist for 1607-8, 1615, then there is a big gap to 1667-1677, 1698, 1707-1728, 1751-1752, 1756-1880. BTs for most parishes have a similar pattern, occasional years in the early 17th century, a gap for the civil war, many more survivals but still gaps in the early 18th Century, continuous from mid 18th Century. You will usually find these in the same place as the parish records are located.
Neighbouring Record Offices may hold parish registers or bishops transcripts of parishes which were once in Wiltshire - these include Berkshire Record Office, Bristol Record Office, Gloucestershire Record Office, Hampshire Record Office, and Somerset Record Office (Somerset County Council)
Non-conformist registers deposited by statue in 1837 are kept at The National Archives (was Public Record Office), and are available on microfilm at Kew, or online - see Non-parochial and Non-conformist Records now Online.
Microfilm copies of many parish registers are in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A list can be found online in the FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog, or the list may be purchased on CDROM from their Distribution Centres. Microfilms listed in the catalogue can be ordered for viewing at any Family History Centre of the LDS Church world-wide.
County Sources at the Society of Genealogists is a book published by the Society of Genealogists, edited by Neville Taylor (2000), 30 pages, ISBN 1-903462-27-4. It lists microfilms of original registers, transcripts and indexes, covering parish registers, non-conformist registers and marriage licences.