The Registers of births, marriages and deaths from 1837 can be accessed from a number
of commercial sites such as Ancestry
www.ancestry.co.uk, and Find My Past
Both of these sites have cut down versions that can be accessed free of charge at the
Painswick Community Library (and other local libraries).
Useful internet sites which allow free searches of many of the earlier birth, marriage and death registers are FreeBMD www.freebmd.org.uk and LocalBMD www.ukbmd.org.uk.
Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be purchased from the General Record Office www.gro.gov.uk for £9.25 each (Jan 2014).
The UK censuses (1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911) are also available at Ancestry and Find My Past.
Copies of Wills can be searched for free at https://www.gov.uk/search-will-probate and purchased for £10.00 each (Jan 2016).
Many older parish records are available at Family Search (formerly the International Genealogical Index), which is accessible online at https://familysearch.org/search/.
A range of maps (including the tithe maps c1840 and later OS maps), the 1910-15 Valuation Survey and many other useful records are held at the Public Record Office, Kew. It is now part of the National Archives www.nationalarchives.gov.uk. A useful commercial website for old maps - where you can view for free - is Old-Maps.co.uk
A generally useful internet website for family historians is www.genuki.org.uk.
Many local records, including some of the above are available at the Gloucester Record Office which is located in Alvin Street, Gloucester. There are a range of documents relating to Painswick there, including maps of Painswick, and copies of electoral rolls.
Some old aerial photographs of Painswick can be found on the Britain from Above website.
|Other local sites||The village newspaper "The Painswick Beacon" maintains a list of useful local
businesses, clubs and societies and other bodies. Click here to access it:
A website giving some details of the historic tombstones in the village churchyard is available: www.painswicktombs.org.uk.