Family History
House History
The Registers of births, marriages and deaths from 1837 can be accessed from a number of commercial sites such as Ancestry, 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 and LocalBMD

Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates can be purchased from the General Record Office 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 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

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 A useful commercial website for old maps - where you can view for free - is

A generally useful internet website for family historians is

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: