The Society undertakes a variety of genealogical projects. We do this not only for our own benefit but also for family historians from outside the area. We try to make as much of the information we glean from the projects available online.
Our major project is transcribing all the parish records for Worcestershire and making these available only via The Genealogist website. This is a large exercise and is taking several years. We are always on the look out for volunteers to help with this project. It is fascinating work and very rewarding; you can improve your skills at reading old scripts and Latin no end!
Another project involves travelling around Worcestershire and collecting the monumental inscriptions from churches. Again this is an on-going project.
We are also at present gathering good photographs of every church and war memorial in Worcestershire to use with the Baptism and WW1 Projects. Although we have photographed all the churches and schools in Malvern, and some in the near vicinity, we need the rest in the whole of the county. You can help the Society if you are out visiting any of these churches in the county by taking your camera and photographing any you pass. They are often open and inside you will probably find a WW1 memorial. We require photographs of these, carefully taken to make sure the names are clear to read; also remembering to record the name and place. Sometimes the war memorial are outside with the names around the base. It only takes 10 minutes and its surprising what you find.
If you would like to help with either of the projects, or have photographs you can send to us please contact us and our Project Leader will get in touch. You’d be very welcome and your help would be most appreciated.!