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.
NEW SITE COMING SOON
We will be launching a new website for Bromsgrove BMSGH here shortly. In preparation for this, the current site has been temporarily closed to new users and it is not possible to register for an account. Existing users are able to login as normal. However, certain areas of the site are unavailable at the present time, notably the Bromsgrove Messenger newspaper archive, 1860-1937.
There has been a delay in implementing the new site and full access has been restored in the meantime. Thanks for bearing with us while we develop the site.
Mike Sharpe, Webmaster
Men of the Mechanicals
Speaker Neville Billington will describe the founding of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on the trackside of the Lickey Incline.
Tea and coffee will be available.
For our October meeting on the 11th we have "The Road To Bristol" by Michael Fisher. Note the date in your diary!
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:
Or see the website: www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk
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.
The June 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. 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.