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Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 12 Dec 2017

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An Object You Have & Its Story


Our final meeting of the year is an opportunity to share your heirlooms and memorabilia and the stories behind them. This may be a war medal, a family bible, a piece of clothing, or a personal item such as a coin, pipe or walking stick. Bring it along and briefly share its story with the group.

Plus there will be Bob and Joyce's legendary Christmas treats!

Tea and coffee will be available.




A Bromsgrove Name List

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We are publishing here a list of names provided by the author and researcher David Nokes. The list covers persons who lived in Bromsgrove or its immediate environs or persons from elsewhere who have a link with Bromsgrove, for example through marriage. No living persons are listed.

These names are extracted from David's book 'The Nokes of Bromsgrove and their links with families of Crawford, Gaskin, Godwin, Parry, Sealey, Siddons, Tranter and Wakeman', printed and bound by Biddles Books in 2016. The book itself has a full name index.

It is a private publication and not available for purchase. Copies within the English Midlands are held by the Birmingham and Midland Society of Genealogy and Heraldry in their library in the Birmingham and Midland Institute at Birmingham, Bromsgrove Public Library, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-on Avon, The Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square, Warwickshire County Record Office in Warwick, Worcestershire Archives at The Hive, Worcester.


Midland Ancestors DNA Special Interest Group

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An online Facebook group has been set up for members who have DNA tested or are thinking of DNA testing to ask questions about and discuss DNA, DNA tests, your results and your cousin matches.

You can find the Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidlandAncestorsDNA/


BMSGH is now Midland Ancestors

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BMSGH has been restyled as Midland Ancestors. The new name reflects the changing needs in the family history market and is part of a wide-ranging revamp to create a family history society for the 21st century. See the new Midland Ancestors website, www.midland-ancestors.uk for further information.

Bromsgrove Branch will now be known as the Bromsgrove Family History Group within Midland Ancestors. It will continue to cover the ancient market town of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire, from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. The web address remains unchanged for the time being as www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk. The site will also continue to co-host the Midland Ancestors' Stourbridge Family History Group.


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Forthcoming Events

Ida's War


Ida's War. Speaker Jean Weston

Your Objects and Their Stories


Plus festive refreshments

AGM followed by THe Amazing Life of Dud Dudley. Chris Smith


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