Volunteer and Adopt a Parish


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The following is a list of parishes currently without OPC Cover.  If anyone one would like to adopt a parish from the list then let Teresa Lewis know and she will send you further details.   Larger parishes could be split if required.

PAGE UPDATED 12th April 2017

  • Alderbury     All Cannings     Alderton     Alvediston     Ansty     Ashley     Ashton Keynes Avebury
  • Baverstock     Baydon     Beechingstoke     Bemerton     Berwick Bassett                 Berwick St. James     Berwick St. John     Berwick St. Leonard     Biddestone         Bishops Cannings     Bishopstrow & Boreham     Blunsdon St. Andrew     Box        Boyton with Corton     Bremilham (Cowage) Brixton Deverill     Broad Blunsdon     Broad Hinton     Brokenborough     Bromham with Sandy Lane     Broughton Gifford     Bulkington     Burbage     Buttermere
  • Castle Eaton     Charlton (Malmesbury)     Charlton St. Peter (Pewsey)     Chicklade     Chippenham     Chirton     Chiseldon with Draycote Foliat     Chitterne     Chittoe     Chute with Chute Forest     Codford     Compton Bassett     Compton Chamberlayne     Corsham     Coulston     Crudwell
  • Dauntsey     Derry Hill with Pewsham     Dinton     Donhead St. Andrew              Downton with Standlynch     Draycot Cerne   Durrington
  • East Kennett     East Knoyle     Easterton     Easton Grey     Edington     Eisey     Erlestoke     Etchilhampton     Everleigh
  • Figheldean     Fittleton     Fonthill Bishop     Fonthill Gifford     Foxley     Froxfield     Fugglestone St. Peter     Fyfield
  • Garsdon      Great Cheverell
  • Ham     Hannington     Hardenhuish     Heddington     Heytesbury     Highway              Hill Deverill     Hilperton     Hindon       Huish     Hullavington     Hungerford
  • Inglesham
  • Kemble     Kingston Deverill     Kingswood     Kington Langley     Kington St. Michael     Knook
  • Lacock with Bowden Hill     Langley Burrell     Latton     Lea & Cleverton     Leigh     Leigh Delamere     Liddington         Limpley Stoke     Little Cheverell     Little Somerford Littleton Drew     Long Newnton     Luckington     Ludgershall                                    Lydiard Millicent & Lydiard Tregoze     Lyneham
  • Maddington   Malmesbury     Marden     Marlborough     Marston Meysey     Martin     Mildenhall     Minety     Monkton Deverill     Monkton Farleigh
  • Nettleton     Nomansland     North Wraxall with Ford     Norton Coleparle              Norton Bavant     Nunton & Bodenham
  • Oaksey   Ogbourne St. Andrew     Ogbourne St. George     Orcheston St. George     Orcheston St. Mary     Overton
  • Patney     Pertwood     Pitton & Farley     Plaitford with Melchet Park     Poole Keynes     Poulshot     Poulton     Preshute     Purton with Braydon
  • Rodbourne Cheney with Haydon Wick     Rollestone     Rushall
  • Savernake with Cadley     Seagry     Sedgehill     Seend     Semley     Shalbourne     Sherrington     Sherston Magna     Shorncote     Shrewton     Slaughterford     Somerford Keynes     Sopworth     South Damerham     South Newton     South Wraxall    Southbroom     Stanton St. Bernard     Stanton St. Quintin     Stapleford      Stert     Stockton     Stratford Tony     Sutton Mandeville     Swindon (can be split into smaller parishes)
  • Tidcombe with Hippenscombe     Tilshead     Tockenham     Tollard Royal         Tytherton Kellaways   Tytherton Lucas
  • Upavon     Upton Lovell     Upton Scudamore     Urchfont
  • Wanborough     West Dean     West Kington     West Knoyle      West Wellow       Westport St. Mary   Whiteparish   Whitsbury     Wilcot with Oare     Wingfield     Winsley     Winterbourne Bassett  Winterbourne Dauntsey     Winterbourne Earls     Winterbourne Gunner     Winterbourne Monkton             Winterbourne Stoke     Wootton Bassett      Wylye
  • Yatesbury     Yatton Keynell

 

There are other positions within the team available too.

  • Census Co-Ordinator
  • Hall of Fame Co-ordinator
  • Soldiers Biographies Researcher(s)
  • Transcribers
  • Various miscellaneous tasks
  • Diary Manager

To volunteer you do not need to live in Wiltshire, or even in the UK.  We have OPCs and Volunteers in Australia, Canada, Holland, England, New Zealand, India, Scotland and several in Wiltshire itself!  Some OPC’s choose to adopt a particular parish because their ancestors hailed from that village or town or because they once lived there themselves; some just want to be part of a voluntary project to help family history researchers worldwide.  Others choose their parish because of a subject interest.  Once you adopt a parish then you become its custodian by researching and building on the resources on the parish page.  Even if a parish is adopted then other contributors are still welcome to submit items for inclusion.

You may feel you don’t have the time to adopt a parish, but you can still support the Wiltshire OPC project by:-

  • donating information you may have at home – school photographs, directories, village history booklets – in fact, any historical information on a Wiltshire parish
  • transcribing – we can email records to you to transcribe at home at your own pace.  Also small projects are available for those who would like to help.
  • taking photographs in Wiltshire – war memorials, buildings, village scenes, plaques, etc.

You do not need to spend hours at a time working on the project.  A few minutes at a time can provide masses of information.

Our motto “What is or is not of interest to you will be of interest to someone”

To volunteer for any of the OPC Vacancies or the admin positions please contact Teresa Lewis via the website Wiltshire OPC Project

 

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7 thoughts on “Volunteer and Adopt a Parish

  1. I note the photo on the Froxfield OPC site is for St Peters Froxfield in Hampshire.

    I note that there is a photo of the correct church in the gallery – I can provide other photos of so wished

    Also as my ancestors came from Froxfield Wiltshire (my GG Grandafther was bapstised in Froxfield in 1830) I wonder if possible for someone based overseas to volunteer as an OPC for the parish? – I am a permanent resident in Papua New Guinea so unsure of what I could do to assist.

    Regards

    John Wilmot

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    • Hi John thank yo for pointing out the error – I shall put it to rights straight away. Most of our OPC’s are from outside the UK. Since the project is an online based one it doesn’t seem to cause that much of a problem. Resources for transcription can be found online such as the census and in some cases the parish records – are aim is to gather these all in one place. We would be delighted to have copies of any photos you may have. If you could contact myself Teresa Lewis (Administrator) via the website I can forward my e-mail or alternatively contact me via Facebook by PM. Thanks for your interest

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  2. I would be interested in the village of minety my family transversed between Charlton and minety baxk to the 1600s I now live in Kent. Family name is Hughes

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