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Worcestershire Local History Forum

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Worcestershire Local History Forum is inviting submissions for its Photographic Competition. The theme for 2017 is Windows of Worcestershire. The competition is open to members, both individuals and societies, with cash prizes in each section. See www.photo2017.wlhf.org.uk for details and an application form.

The WLHF is also launching a Research Grant scheme to support research into the archaeology, history and architectural history of the modern and historic county of Worcestershire. Details and application form at http://www.wlhf.org.uk.

 

More Worcestershire Records Available Online

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The Worcestershire Probate Index is now available on FindMyPast. Containing over 51,000 records, it covers four varieties of probate documents: grants of administration, administrations with will annexed, limited (where the entire estate of the deceased is not covered), and wills. Each record includes a transcript that reveals when the person died, their occupation and how their estate was handled.

The index has been digitised from a typewritten copy held at Worcestershire Archives at The Hive. Andrew Harris undertook the work and corrected some errors in the process.

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/worcestershire-probate-index-1660-1858.

Meanwhile, further parish register entries for Worcestershire parishes have been released at The Genealogist website.

Also, the records of Powick Hospital, otherwise known as Worcester City and County Pauper Lunatic Asylum, have been moved to a new website managed by the Worcester Medical Museums.

 

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

 

Records of Bromsgrove School

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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).

 

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Where's the Login?

Due to the volume of spoof registrations, the login facility has been suspended. All resources that previously required registration and login are now publicly accessible.

The North Worcestershire Family History Forum has also been suspended.

A new website for Midlands Ancestors' Bromsgrove Branch will be launched later this year. Please bear with us while we migrate to a new site.

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