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A Great Weekend in Beoley!

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Bromsgrove BMSGH attended the Monk or Murderer event at St Leonard's Parish Church, Beoley on 1st and 2nd October, a weekend of events dedicated to family and community history. Branch members answered visitors' queries on how to trace your family tree and what records were available for the area.

Branch Chairman Mike Yegwart also presented an information album to the family of Vance L. Slade, a Beoley soldier killed during World War I. Click the Read More link for more pictures...

Local news coverage of the event in the Redditch Standard and Redditch Advertiser.

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The Way We Were - Bromsgrove on DVD

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broms_dvd A new DVD combines archive cine-film, a selection of old photos and the archives of the Bromsgrove Messenger to paint a fascinating picture of life in Bromsgrove over the last 140 years. Produced by a commercial provider in association with the Bromsgrove Advertiser/Messenger, the running time is 53 minutes approximately.

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19th Century Poor Law Records Published

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The National Archives has published documents from a number of Poor Law Unions and Workhouses across England and Wales, including those for Bromsgrove and Kidderminster. All the records start at 1834, the year of the Poor Law Amendment Act. You can search and download records of the Poor Law Unions at the National Archives website
 

1811 & 1821 Censuses Now Available!

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newspin Bromsgrove BMSGH is pushing the boundaries as never before! Members now have access to the censuses for 1811 and 1821. These censuses, amongst the earliest taken, pre-date the returns available via commercial sites by more than 20 years, allowing researchers with Bromsgrove ancestors to peer even further back into their family's history.

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