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.
“The Cadbury Story” by Alan Thornton a very popular local speaker
Two of the most unlikely business men came to Birmingham and created a world famous company, Cadbury's. They were motivated by what they saw in the back to back slums in Birmingham. George Cadbury states "No man should live or work where roses cannot grow". This statement is on the wall of his office and George wore a button hole to remind him of those slum conditions in Birmingham.
A factory in a garden was created at Bournville and houses in tree-lined streets for the people. The greatness of a man is measured not only by the good he does in his lifetime but by how it affects future generations.
The Cadbury money was used to finance the Pensioners Alliance League which was successful in bringing about the old age pension.
The Cadbury Story is a film plus a talk.
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).
The June 2014 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 Member, and Webmaster, Mike Sharpe has been awarded the BMSGH's Fred Markwell Memorial Award for 2013. The award is presented each year to a member, not on the Executive Committee, who has made an outstanding contribution to the Society.
Bromsgrove BMSGH is now on Twitter, at hashtag @BromsBMSGH.
We'll be using this to keep you informed about family history news and events in and around Bromsgrove. We look forward to connecting.
A live feed will be integrated at this site soon.
As part of the commemorations for the First World War, in 2014 Bromsgrove Branch will be relaying information from Remember the Fallen, a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to catalogue Worcestershire soldiers from WWI.
The project covers both casualties and those who served and returned, whose names are commemorated primarily on war memorials and rolls of honour in Worcestershire and some in surrounding counties. You can search the memorials here: http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Memorials/ListMemorials