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Reading Old Wills & Deeds, by Branch Member, Jenny Townshend
Reading old wills & deeds from The National Archives and local record offices. Jenny will talk about making sense of old wills and deeds, reading old handwriting and finding out what it is all about.
Venue: 7:45 p.m., Methodist Centre, Stratford Road. Tea and coffee will be available.
Please Note: there will be no meeting in the Methodist Centre during July and August.
For our 8th September meeting we have "The Iron Maidens – Women at War in WWII" by Ron Gallivan. Note the date in your diary!
The May 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. 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).