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Exploring Your Worcestershire Ancestors

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WAAS Guide

Whether you're a newcomer to family history or an experienced researcher, we all need to understand the range and types of records available to us. Every county is different, so it helps to have a well written guidebook to call on that describes the resources available. Explore the Past, Worcestershire's award-winning Archive and Archaeology Service, has produced such a guide, which provides a go-to reference for those tracing their ancestors in Worcestershire.

The downloadable 70-page research guide is the ideal starting point to discovering your family's history, wherever you are in the world. It explains how to get hold of the information you need, whether it's held in the Worcestershire collections or from other sources.

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The Builders of Bromsgrove

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Local historian Jenny Townshend has made a study of the building trades in Bromsgrove from the 17th to 19th centuries. This short, name-rich article summarizes her findings. You can download it here (as pdf file).

 

Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 12 Feb 2019

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The Baby in the Locket, by Mary Bodfish

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A fragile gold locket inherited from Mary's great-grandmother contains a tiny faded photograph of a baby. Solving the mystery of its identity was one of the links in a 250 year chain of family history through Wolverhampton, Derby and Yorkshire that Mary has - not without difficulty - put together.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our March meeting on the 12th we have the AGM followed by 'Lord Austin of Longbridge' by Max Hunt. Note the date in your diary!

 

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.

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Forthcoming Events

The Baby in the Locket

February
Tuesday
12

Speaker: Mary Bodfish



The Early History of the Black Country

February
Saturday
23

Stourbridge Group. Speaker: Pat Green



AGM + Lord Austin of Longbridge

March
Tuesday
12

Speaker: Max Hunt



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