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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Worcestershire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes. The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Worcestershire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about England Civil Registration.
See a list of the parishes of Worcestershire with links to articles.
The Worcester Branch of the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry has excellent information on most of the parishes and many links to records.
Before 1858, every town and parish in Worcestershire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Worcestershire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Worcestershire Probate Records.
www.ukgenealogy.co.uk/wor.htm website for United Kingdom research
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com searchable all County, district, etc. web site for UK vital records [marriage, birth, death] the data will be up dated on regular periods when volunteers are done with more information.
http://www.blackcountrybugle.co.uk/ newspaper web site contains family history queries, stories, photo postings for the area around Birmingham. Small townships can be searched in this newpaper chain.
http://www.cwgc.org/ Commonwealth Members War Graves site more than WW 1&2 search for graves, individuals, units, cemeteries, etc. Usually gives two reports on personal information of dead & wounded and the grave finder information.
http://www.dudley.gov.uk/community-and-living/deaths-funerals--cremations/genealogy-research-service data base of cemetery and creamatory records for Dudley/Stourbridge area that the City Counsel was left to take care of.
CD set "National burial index for England and Wales" information about the CD's can be found in the SLC card catalogue on www.familysearch.org The CD set contains transcribed burial records for indexed cemeteries updated by the CD orgainzers.
Records can be searched by county, cemeteries, and surname variations. Available in SLC and Oakland Family History Center and maybe other Libraries. Well worth a search for unusual Surnames or for known ancestral locations.
To view an more extensive list of web sites and/or web pages for Worcestershire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.