Why researching your family history has never been so easy

  • 27th July 2018

Are you interested in researching your family history, but aren’t sure where to start? What resources are available to you? What do they cover? How do they work? And how can you access them?


You’ll find the answers to these questions, and more, in our information-packed  Discover Your Past guide.

Industry first


The first of its kind and costing just £6, the guide isn’t just highly affordable, it’s designed to make it easy for anybody and everybody to research their past.


We were inspired to develop Explore the Past after finding that there’s lots of information out there around the practicalities of researching your family history, but very few details about:


  • What those resources are
  • Where to look for them
  • How you can access them


The answers lie in our collections, but it can be difficult to know where to start with tackling the extensive resources we have here at The Hive in Worcester, particularly if you aren’t able to travel to Worcestershire.

Global appeal


At 70 pages long, Explore the Past provides you with a comprehensive guide to getting your hands on all of the information you could possibly need to research your family history. And, the beauty of it is, you don’t have to live in Worcestershire to use it, it’s just as effective, whether you’re in Droitwich, Devon or Denmark!


You may want to get hold of copies of original documents, maps and photos, research a particular historic building or find out more about what’s covered by our trade directories, our guide will provide you with the inside track on all of these areas and more.


Purchasing the guide couldn’t be easier. Simply visit this page, pay by PayPal or debit or credit card, and it’ll be in your inbox before you know it. Want to try before you buy? Then take a look at this handy preview.


In the meantime, for more of a glimpse of why Explore the Past is a must-have resource for anybody who’s researching their roots, check out our short video. At less than two minutes long, it’s a great introduction to the guide and features interviews with the likes of local historian Barbara Jenkins and our very own Explore the Past User Services Manager, Lisa Snook.


If you have any questions, please contact us on (01905 822866) or message us.

2 responses to “Why researching your family history has never been so easy”

  1. Roger Leake says:

    I bought a download of the Guide and find it very useful and well presented.

    • Paul Hudson says:

      That’s great, Roger. We’re pleased you found it useful. Do let us know how you’re getting on with your research.

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