Interested in finding your family's past? We are a family history group covering the Bromsgrove and Stourbridge areas, with links to many local and family history researchers in Worcestershire and across the Midlands.
Our next meeting at the Methodist Centre will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 7.45 p.m., when well known local speaker Richard Churchley will speak on "Local Farmhouses and their Histories".
Richard will present a personal selection of farmhouses in East Worcestershire and West Warwickshire, looking at their development and how farmhouses inform us of the changes in the countryside which our ancestors lived through.
Our July meeting on Tuesday 9th will be "Woven in Kidderminster" by Melvyn Thompson.
Note: no meeting in May, due to our trip to the Hive, nor in August.
The April issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher looks at the latest developments on the FamilySearch and Findmypast websites and previews our visit to the Hive next month. Click here to download.
You can read previous newsletters in our archive.
The BMSGH Shop now has Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions on CD.
The disc lists over 100,000 names from 175 graveyards and burial grounds across the county. It contains a searchable surname index, linked to transcripts from all locations. See the listing on BMSGH Shop for further information.
The e-Shop has a range of MI records from across the Midlands, with a choice of microfiche, downloadable pdf files and some are available in book format while stocks last.
The Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is now open for business at The Hive! The staff and resources from Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service and the Worcestershire Record Office have combined to offer one enhanced service.
Click the attachments to read details of the new service in their latest newsletter, plus details of the Archaeology Day School on 17 November.
Further resources are now available in the form of certain Worcester census locations for 1851 & 1871. They are (see Resources menu, lefthand side):
Access is for registered users only. You will need to login to view them. Many thanks again to Chris El-Amir for making these available to us.