We suggest that before visiting any Archive, Record Office etc you contact them or visit their website to establish their current opening hours and to ensure they have the documents that you wish to view.
The National Archives is England’s main repository. There is something here for every family and local history researcher from local records to military ones; a lot of helpful information to help you put flesh on the bones of your ancestors. New visitors may be able to join an introductory talk on arrival. A Reader's Ticket is essential. Check their site for up-to-date information prior to planing your visit.
Parish registers and bishops' transcripts for the diocese of Lichfield which previously included Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, parts of Shropshire. Probates, marriage licence bonds & allegations, and much more.
A new home for the Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxfordshire Studies and Oxfordshire Health Archives. Over 800 years of historic documents relating to the county - registers, letters, maps, wills, diaries, and many more.
Parish registers for the county along with civil records. Holds a number of Roman Catholic and non-conformist records. Shropshire once had a thriving coal industry: miners often moved between the mining areas of Shropshire, Staffordshire and north Warwickshire.
Worcestershire Record Office comprises three branches, two of which are open to the public. Use the links below to find out more about the records and sources held at each branch and for details about visiting them. The County Hall Branch holds original documents and indexes to probates along with extensive records from solicitors, companies, etc but the History Centre Branch holds probates on film, parish registers, etc.