County societies play a great part in family history research in Britain. They are non-commercial, voluntary associations of people who share the same interest. They are often the focus for a great deal of project work as well as private research, for example, compiling indexes, transcribing records, publishing journals and books, collecting genealogical records, and so on.
As the name suggests, they are organised (mostly) on a county basis. That is, the "historic" counties, most of which remained substantially unchanged for about 1000 years until changes were made by successive central governments over the last 20-30 years. There are exceptions to the county organisation. For instance, there are several rather than one to cover Greater London, and there are four in the massive county of Yorkshire.
Midland Ancestors Stourbridge group meets at St. Peter’s Church Hall. Pedmore, usually on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm except for January, February and March when they meet on the fourth Saturday at 2.00pm. Contact Jean Weston for more information on the group programme:- email@example.com