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Welcome to the Midland Ancestors group covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. This site also co-hosts the Stourbridge Branch of Midland Ancestors (formerly 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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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).

 

Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 11 Sept 2018

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Darling Elizabeth

Our autumn programme resumes on 11th September with 'Darling Elizabeth', the story of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Speaker Mary Bodfish.


 

 

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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Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The June 2018 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.

 

BMSGH is now Midland Ancestors

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BMSGH has been restyled as Midland Ancestors. The new name reflects the changing needs in the family history market and is part of a wide-ranging revamp to create a family history society for the 21st century. See the new Midland Ancestors website, www.midland-ancestors.uk for further information.

Bromsgrove Branch will now be known as the Bromsgrove Family History Group within Midland Ancestors. It will continue to cover the ancient market town of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire, from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. The web address remains unchanged for the time being as www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk. The site will also continue to co-host the Midland Ancestors' Stourbridge Family History Group.

 

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Forthcoming Events

Visit to Dudley Archives

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Darling Elizabeth

September
Tuesday
11

Speaker: Mary Bodfish



Louis Etienne Goule and a threadbare Wellington Quilt.

September
Tuesday
18

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