Interested in finding your family's past? We are a family history group covering the Bromsgrove and Stourbridge areas, with links to many local and family history researchers in Worcestershire and across the Midlands.
Quiz Night with Festive Refreshments
Programme Organiser and Society Member Annette Chubb has organized an evening of fun and education to proceed the annual mince pie and cake gathering. Please make sure you attend in order to make this a happy and festive occasion. Tea and coffee will be available.
Mike Sharpe has provided a handout with websites mentioned in his talk on Writing Your Family History, available here.
For our January meeting on the 12th we have "The Foleys – Iron Wealth & Vision" by Roy Peacock. - Note the date in your diary!
The November 2015 issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher previews this month's meeting and presents a round-up of the latest genealogy news: this month, the latest on the release of the 1939 National Register. Click here to download.
You can read previous newsletters in our archive.
Bromsgrove BMSGH is pleased to release a new transcription from the Bromsgrove parish records.
The Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723 is the first entry in 'The Church Wardens Book 1723'. Lownes (or Lewnes) were used to raise money for the parish by taxing property/land owners. The money was paid by the owner or very often by a tenant, the amount of the payment relating to the supposed value of the land and/or property. The parish is split into 'yields', of which there are ten starting with the Town Yield (itself split in two parts). This document will be of interest to both historians and genealogists.
The 2014 editions of two local history magazines are available:
The Findmypast website has released death records from Bromsgrove School. This limited set of 195 records mentions deaths of people associated with the school over the period 1899-1945, including in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. The collection is part of its 100-in-100 campaign, to release one hundred datasets in one hundred days.
The records can be searched from the link above (registration may be required).