Malvern Family History Society is a small friendly society which is based in Malvern, Worcestershire.  It has members whose genealogical interests cover Malvern, the county of Worcestershire, the British Isles and beyond. Founded in 1996, it offers a forum for members’ interests and provides mutual support in our researches, irrespective of county or country.

Where do our members live?

About half of our members live in either in Malvern or Worcestershire, the rest live elsewhere in the United Kingdom or abroad. Most of our ‘out of area members’ have ancestors who lived at some time Worcestershire and we endeavour to assist them by discovering what we can about their family connections. All are welcome at our monthly meetings. Indeed, we have had members from Australia attend when they were visiting the area.


Our activities have expanded to cater for our members’ needs. Prospective members will find others at a similar stage in their researches whether they are beginners or experienced genealogists.

Our research is not confined to ancestors in Worcestershire; indeed most of us have ancestors who lived their lives elsewhere. We are just a group of people who happen to live in Worcestershire, close to Malvern, who meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas, give mutual support and listen to a variety of interesting speakers.

All members receive a copy of our quarterly journal called ‘Tree Tappers’ which comprises articles on all aspects of family history and members’ own experiences.