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Welcome to the BMSGH branch covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. This site also co-hosts the Stourbridge Branch of BMSGH.

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We're here to help you delve into your family history. Whether expert or beginner we've something for everyone!

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Next Bromsgrove Branch Meeting: 10 March

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March15

AGM & Which Ancestor Would You Most Like to Meet?

An opportunity for members to say why they would like to meet a 'Famous' or 'Interesting' Ancestor from their family tree.

Tea and coffee will be available.

For our April meeting on the 14th we have "Vesta Tilley" by Ray Sturdy. Note the date in your diary!

 

Local Newsletters

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The 2014 editions of two local history magazines are available:

  • The Rousler, published by the Bromsgrove Society, contains articles on Bromsgrove history and is available via local outlets or online, priced £2.50.
  • The Feckenham Forester contains articles on the history of the Redditch, Inkberrow, Feckenham, Hanbury area and surrounding villages. It may be purchased (price £3.50) from Feckenham Forest History Society meetings or from local outlets. For more information contact the editor: Richard Churchley. Phone: 01527 892361 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The November 2014 issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher previews this month's meeting and presents a round-up of the latest genealogy news. Click here to download.

You can read previous newsletters in our archive.

 

Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723

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Bromsgrove BMSGH is pleased to release a new transcription from the Bromsgrove parish records.

The Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723 is the first entry in 'The Church Wardens Book 1723'. Lownes (or Lewnes) were used to raise money for the parish by taxing property/land owners. The money was paid by the owner or very often by a tenant, the amount of the payment relating to the supposed value of the land and/or property. The parish is split into 'yields', of which there are ten starting with the Town Yield (itself split in two parts). This document will be of interest to both historians and genealogists.

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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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Forthcoming Events

AGM & Members Evening

March
Tuesday
10

AGM & Members Evening:...



Vesta Tilley

April
Tuesday
14

Speaker: Ray Sturdy



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