Saturday, November 25, 2017

Visiting Archives

Archival material can be found in published books, photographs, and documents from earlier centuries. The earliest writings about the parish are from the monastic records: after 1066 there are other records involving the king and great nobles. Most of these will be in Latin, with a few in Anglo-Saxon or medieval French. Printed material may be in your local library, but searching for any original documents will necessitate a visit to the County Record Office, a veritable treasure trove of fascinating history of all sorts. Many of their records are now obtainable on microfilm or computer disc, and more are becoming available in this form all the time. The Public Record Office at Kew holds the national collection of records, but many of the relevant ones have already been put into printed material about Worcestershire, and can be sourced online.

Worcestershire Record Office

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