Family history

This website offers some unique resources for people researching historical family connections with the Sibfords.

  • The Sibford Scene archive holds very nearly all editions of the village magazine, from its appearance in March 1977 to the present day.
  • The Reverend Edward Stevens was Vicar of Sibford from 1874 to 1898. His diaries offer fascinating insights into village life of the period, and they are packed with references to village families of the time: 85% of the surnames listed in the 1881 census for the Sibfords are mentioned in them.
  • Our Memorial Inscriptions page has details of burials in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church up to a few years ago.

You can search in these resources for names that you are interested in by using the search box that is available near the foot of every website page. In the case of the Sibford Scene, this basic search is confined to the few articles that we have copied out and posted separately on the website; you will usually get better results with our Advanced Search, which searches within the entire text of each Sibford Scene edition.