- Explore the Past
Worcestershire’s archive service. Their site shows what records are available and how to access them.
- Dudley Archives and Local History
BMDs and Parish Records
- West Midlands BMD
Free birth (1,429,641), marriage (510,596) and death (782,429) records.
- Worcestershire 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 1841-1921
Search the entire census from 1841-1921 and the 1939 Register all at once.
Has a good, but not complete, selection of free records to search and view.
- Worcestershire Directory 1820
This is a scanned copy of the original Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820. The book can be searched for names and locations.
- Pigot’s Trade Directory of 1830
- Worcester Inhabitants 1797
An alphabetical surname list with occupation and address.
- 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.
- 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
- Worcestershire Probate Index
Search over 60,000 names from 1600-1858.
- 1841 – 256,280
- 1851 – 254,221
- 1861 – 249,311
- 1871 – 257,177
- 1881 – 258,965
- 2015 – 578,600 est.
Largest Towns & Cities
- Great Malvern
Most Common Surnames 1881
Places of Interest
- The Hive
- The Fleece Inn
- Worcestershire County Museum
- Forge Mill Museum
- The Commandery
- Malvern Hills
- Museum of Royal Worcester