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Welcome to the BMSGH branch covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. This site also co-hosts the Stourbridge Branch of BMSGH.

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Next Bromsgrove Branch Meeting: 14 June

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An Introduction to Heraldry

by Ralph Brocklesbank, Fellow of The Heraldry Society (UK) & Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

Heraldry is fun and can be enjoyed intellectually, historically and artistically. It is not now restricted to the rich and powerful but is open to every worthy person or corporate body. Ralph has designed arms for a couple of dozen of these, all granted (and a few that were not) and he is always on the lookout for more.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our July meeting on the 12th we have "DNA testing for family history" by Michael Fisher.
Note the date in your diary!

 

WWI 100 Exhibition

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The Worcestershire World War 100 project, being run by Worcestershire Archives, is planning an exhibition for 2018.

The exhibition will be displayed at various locations around the county and will be made up of objects donated by local people specifically for it.

If you have articles to contribute, or to find out more, contact:

Claire Cheshire, The People's Collection: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or see the website: www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk

 

Local Newsletters

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The 2015 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler, local history magazine, published by the Bromsgrove Society, contains articles on Bromsgrove history and is available via local outlets or online, priced £2.50.

 

Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The May 2016 issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher previews this month's meeting and presents a round-up of the latest genealogy news, including a story of a mysterious elopement. Click here to download.

You can read previous newsletters in our archive.

 

Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723

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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.

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Forthcoming Events

Introduction to Heraldry

June
Tuesday
14

Speaker: Ralfe Brocklebank



DNA Testing for Family History

July
Tuesday
12

Speaker: Mike Fisher.



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