Posts from December 2011

  • 23rd December 2011
Merry Christmas from Worcestershire Record Office

Staff at Worcestershire Record Office would like to wish all our users a very Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year; 2012 looks set to be a year of many changes and we hope they will all be very positive. We will be back in the new year with our Number One...

  • 19th December 2011
Top 10 Archives… No.2

We’re almost at the top spot in our countdown of the Top 10 most frequently requested documents at the Record Office. In at Number 2 are our Parish Collections, otherwise known amongst staff as the ‘850s’; because this is the reference number the collections are given. Anything with the class mark 850 represents aspecific parish within...

  • 16th December 2011
Preparing to move into The Hive

In February the removal trucks will arrive and our collections will finally start making the move to their new home at The Hive. We have an awful lot of work to do before then to make sure that everything is ready so that it all goes off without a hitch (we’ll keep our fingers crossed...

  • 12th December 2011
Top 10 Archives… No.3

Maps (of all varieties and shapes and sizes!) Maps show what a place looked like in years gone by and make it possible to track how the land has developed over time; helping to bring the history of the area to life. The Record Office has a large variety of maps for you to look at including: Map of...

  • 7th December 2011
Top 10 Archives… No.4

Number four in our Top 10 most accessed collection is the Worcester City collection, which has recently been catalogued thanks to a Heritage Lottery Funded project. The archives of the City Corporation (now the Council) stretch from the fourteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. At almost 1,500 boxes, volumes and rolled maps,...

  • 5th December 2011
Follow us on Twitter!

Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest news and events at Worcestershire Record Office by following us on our Twitter page: @worcsrecords

  • 5th December 2011
Don’t forget to visit our History Centre branch

There are still plenty of opportunities for users to carry out research at our History Centre. It’s a great place to visit for anyone starting out on their family or local history research. Here’s a bit more information: At the History Centre in Trinity Street, Worcester, we hold microfilm copies of the most popular sources for...

  • 1st December 2011
Top 10 Archives… No.5

Messrs. Marcy, Hemmingway & Sons of Bewdley. This is a collection of over 155,000 solicitors’ papers that date from the 14th to the 20th century and cover the whole of Worcestershire. On the face of it this may seem quite stuffy, but it actually contains an Aladdin’s cave of information about property and families in Worcestershire and...