How is the information from a search presented?

The results of your search will be presented in four columns:

Finding No – The number you will need to order a document. Please note.




The total number of catalogue records retrieved will be given at the bottom of the display; if your search has retrieved more than 5 records, use the Next, Previous, First and Last links at the top or bottom of the screen to navigate through the pages to view all the records in your hitlist. Alternatively, at the top of your search results you can select how many of the search results appear on one page.

Please note that the search term(s) may not appear in the text displayed in the hit list; if not, it should appear in the more detailed catalogue descriptions which can be viewed by clicking on the FindingNo.

How do I sort the records in the 'search results' hitlist?

By default, records in a hitlist are presented in FindingNo order. However, you can also sort the records by Title, Description or by Date by clicking on the appropriate column heading above the displayed records.

How can I find out more information about an entry displayed in the 'search results' hitlist?

By clicking anywhere on the text of a particular entry, the full description and other relevant information will be displayed. Click on the FindingNo if you then want to see the record in its hierarchical context (i.e. how it relates to other records in the collection) and to see other records in the same catalogue.

How can I see the documents in which I am interested?

You are very welcome to visit the Archives Explore The Past service at The Hive to consult the documents concerned. Please be sure to make a note of the full Finding No, including BA number. Our website gives further information you will need to plan your visit: On-site Services - Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (explorethepast.co.uk)

Sometimes records which are described in the catalogue may be closed to the public under the Data Protection Act or for other reasons. This will be indicated in the “AccessConditions” field when you select an entry in the search results.

If you are unable to visit the Archives personally, you may wish to receive details of our Research Service and/or Digitisation Service: Online Services - Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service (explorethepast.co.uk)

Large photocopying orders also have to be undertaken by our researcher.