Worcestershire Family History


BMDs and Parish Records

Burials and Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave
    Has good coverage of many cemeteries in Worcestershire, with some photos of gravestones.
  • Gravestone Photos
    Nearly 8,000 gravestone records containing over 13,000 names.
  • Dudley Burial Records
    You can search for people buried or cremated in the cemeteries that are under the control of Dudley Council.
    • Brierley Hill Cemetery
    • Cradley Cemetery
    • Dudley Cemetery
    • Gornal Cemetery
    • Gornal Wood Crematorium
    • Halesowen Cemetery
    • Lye/Wollescote Cemetery
    • Stourbridge Cemetery
    • Stourbridge Crematorium

Census Records

  • Census 1841-1921
    Search the entire census from 1841-1921 and the 1939 Register all at once.
  • FreeCen
    Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.

Historical Directories

Local History

  • Black Country History
    Black Country History is a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within the Black Country.
  • Worcestershire in the 19th Century
    A book full of facts and events that occurred since 1800. Some executions, aristocracy, county magistracy and interesting stories are included.
  • Worcestershire Place Names
    Find out some history of places in the county.

Military Records

  • Worcestershire Regiment
    The Worcestershire Regiment website contains a great deal of information, including the history, rolls of honour, regimental archives and much more.
  • Rolls of Honour
    From various places around Worcestershire


  • Malvern Family History Society
    The Malvern Family History Society is a group of about 200 enthusiasts interested in their family history as well as that of Worcestershire. Their members are a mixture of people who are local to Malvern, whose roots can be local or spread far and wide, and those further afield with family links back to the area.

Wills and Probate

About Worcestershire


  • 1841 – 256,280
  • 1851 – 254,221
  • 1861 – 249,311
  • 1871 – 257,177
  • 1881 – 258,965
  • 2015 – 578,600 est.

Largest Towns & Cities

  1. Worcester
  2. Redditch
  3. Kidderminster
  4. Great Malvern
  5. Bromsgrove

List of Places in Worcestershire

Most Common Surnames 1881

  1. Smith
  2. Jones
  3. Taylor
  4. Hill
  5. Harris

Places of Interest

  • The Hive
  • The Fleece Inn
  • Worcestershire County Museum
  • Forge Mill Museum
  • The Commandery
  • Malvern Hills
  • Museum of Royal Worcester