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.
The Age of Penda with possible links to the Staffordshire Hoard by Ray Aspden
Before King Penda there was no kingdom of Mercia. When he died in battle in AD655, Mercia was a major Saxon kingdom and became the "find spot" of the Staffordshire Hoard.
Tea and coffee will be available.
For our meeting on 14th March we have the AGM & Members Evening "What is YOUR problem – Can we help?". Note the date in your diary.
The Worcestershire World War 100 project, being run by Worcestershire Archives, is planning an exhibition for 2018.
The exhibition will be displayed at various locations around the county and will be made up of objects donated by local people specifically for it.
If you have articles to contribute, or to find out more, contact:
Or see the website: www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk
The 2015 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler, local history magazine, published by the Bromsgrove Society, contains articles on Bromsgrove history and is available via local outlets or online, priced £2.50.
The January 2017 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 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.