Discover your past - Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service

Piece together your story with our family research guide to discovering Worcestershire's people and places.

Have you ever wanted to uncover more detail about your ancestors' lives or where they lived?

The answers may lie in our collections – but it can be difficult knowing where to start, especially if you aren’t able to travel to Worcestershire.

Our free downloadable 70-page family research guide is the perfect starting point to discovering your family’s history, wherever you are in the world. It explains how to get hold of the information you need, whether it’s held in our collections or from other sources. You can:

  • Find out how to get copies of original documents, maps, photographs and archaeological information
  • Learn more about the resources most commonly used to research the history of people and places in Worcestershire, and in English archives generally
  • Understand more about the records and our services to help you on your journey of discovery

Download your guide for free and you’ll have it ready to peruse instantly. Download it today!

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What our customers say

“If you are researching family and other history in the Worcestershire area, this will be a valuable tool for accessing information and resources that might otherwise be difficult to obtain. I would thoroughly recommend purchasing this document.”

“This guide gives details of virtually all available resources for family history research in the county of Worcestershire. It gives the reader an idea of what may be found in each source and how to retain relevant documents or information.”

“It’s very comprehensive, well organised and clearly written. It’s helpful and encouraging. Five stars out of five!”

A concise introduction to doing family history research that provides lists of relevant resources, suggestions on where to begin, and links to useful information.”

As a genealogy instructor, I found it useful as many starting out do not have any idea what and where to look for information”

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