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Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 14 May 2019

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How the Stagecoach Transformed Our Area, by John Butterworth MBE

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John will talk about how the Stagecoach led to an economic boom in Bromsgrove and Worcestershire at the end of the 18th century. He talks about the drivers, the characters and the many famous people who used this transport.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our June meeting on the 11th we have Family Tree Tapping by Frank Townsend. Note the date in your diary!

 

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).

 

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

How the Stagecoach Transformed Our Area

May
Tuesday
14

Speaker: John Butterworth



Coffin Works & Pen Museum, Birmingham

May
Wednesday
22

Stourbridge Group. Guided Tour of Coffin works...



Family Tree Tapping

June
Tuesday
11

Speaker: Frank Townsend



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