Family research resources
A few useful resources are described below. You will find links on the right of the page.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military service members who died in the two World Wars. If you have an ancestor who died in service during one of the World Wars they should be listed on this web site and you should be able to find some details about their memorial.
FamilySearch is a free web site run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which allows you to search billions of records and also build a family tree. They also have many guides and resources to help with family tree research. Note: The FamilySearch family tree is a public tree which any member of FamilySearch can update.
General Register Office (GRO) is the Government department responsible for registering birth, marriage, deaths and other events for England and Wales. If you want to order a copy of a certificate for one of your ancestors you can do this from their web site. Note: If you have ancestors from Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Ireland they have their own separate Register Office web sites.
An Introduction to Family History research booklet was recently published by the Pershore U3A Family History group. This is available for a small charge. If you would like to obtain a copy please contact Diane Nicholls.