New Worcestershire archive centre opens

By Matt Elton, 2 July 2012 - 8:48am

Family historians with Worcestershire links can now explore a wealth of material thanks to the launch of a major new archive centre 
 

Monday 2 July, 2012
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Genealogists exploring connections to Worcestershire can now explore a wealth of records and resources following the opening of a new archive centre.

Dubbed ‘The Hive’ thanks to its distinctive design, the Worcester Library and History Centre combines collections previously held at the County Hall and History Centre archives with local library services, university holdings and a set of archaeological artefacts. The building, which has taken two years to complete, also features a fully staffed searchroom, a conservation room and space for both individual and community research.

“The new centre brings together the resources and expertise from both branches of the Record Office and also the Archaeology Service, meaning an even better service for family and local historians,” says the Centre’s Learning and Outreach Manager, Paul Hudson. “Alongside familiar sources such as parish registers, census, wills and marriage licences, there are 12 miles of original archives covering 900 years.”

 
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Find out more about the new centre at www.wlhc.org.uk
 

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