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.
Bromsgrove Member, and Webmaster, Mike Sharpe has been awarded the BMSGH's Fred Markwell Memorial Award for 2013. The award is presented each year to a member, not on the Executive Committee, who has made an outstanding contribution to the Society.
Mike's award was in recognition of his research and writing of the book The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry: A 50th Anniversary History, published earlier this year to mark 50 years of the BMSGH. He received the award from BMSGH Chairman, Bernie McLean at the Bromsgrove Branch's Christmas Meeting on 10th December.
Fred Markwell was Honorary Secretary of the BMSGH from 1970-80, a period of explosive growth and rapid change for the Society. Previous recipients of the Award are listed in Mike's book, which can be purchased from the Society's e-Shop at http://bmsgh-shop.org.uk/.
Bromsgrove Branch's first meeting in 2014 will be a talk entitled: "Worcestershire Remembered", by Ray Sturdy. Ray promises us an insight into city and rural life at the end of the 19th century. Were they "The Good Old Days"? -You Decide!
The December 2013 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.
As part of the commemorations for the First World War, in 2014 Bromsgrove Branch will be relaying information from Remember the Fallen, a project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to catalogue Worcestershire soldiers from WWI.
The project covers both casualties and those who served and returned, whose names are commemorated primarily on war memorials and rolls of honour in Worcestershire and some in surrounding counties. You can search the memorials here: http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Memorials/ListMemorials
We are pleased to announce another new resource on this site: the Bromsgrove Apprenticeships Index. This index lists around 1500 appenticeships entered into with employers/masters within the Bromsgrove jurisdiction between 1637 and 1813.