The following links have been categorised so that the list is more understandable.


Included is a list of County Archives near to Worcestershire because over the years boundaries have changed, also included is The National Archive. All these archives are open to the public but the opening hours vary markedly, so please check on the website for the archive you wish to visit that they will be open when you get there.

Gloucestershire Archives

Herefordshire Archives

Shropshire Archive

Warwickshire Archive

Worcestershire Archive (The Hive) – opening hours for access to original documents now reduced

The National Archive


Worcestershire Local History Forum

Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Forest of Dean Local History Society

Forest of Dean Family History Trust

Gloucester Family History Society

Hereford Family History Society

Shropshire Family History Society

Warwickshire Family History Society  

Useful Sites

Cyndi’s list

Federation of Family History Societies

Genuki  UK & Ireland Genealogy

IGI – International Genealogical Index

Waterways Archive


Websites – Chargeable


Family Search

FHSonline – Free to members of MFHS


The Genealogist

Local history groups around Worcestershire

The Badsey Society

The Guarlford History Group

Hanley Swan and Hanley Castle

Kidderminster Family History Facebook Group

Our members, Angus and Rosemary McCollough, also have a website where they have collated memories of Malvern.

For Barnards Green, some of the history is also on the Wedderburn Road website.

If you do find anything that you think we ought to include in the list, please get in touch.

You can also look in the Standbrook local guide to see if there are any other societies you would like to attend.