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We are a family history group covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire, from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch, and are part 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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Bromsgrove Group Meetings

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Statement from Midland Ancestors

Midland Ancestors has issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus crisis:

In view of the current Government advice, all Midland Ancestors events and meetings are suspended as of today (17 March). This includes the Family History Centre in Birmingham, outings, members meetings, both in Birmingham and at satellite groups. The situation will be monitored and will be reviewed as and when the position changes.

If you attend one of our satellite groups, please stay in contact with the group organisers either via our website or through the local group.

We will try to keep you up to date with the current situation using our website, via the society Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, and updates may be made available through local group newsletters.

Always heed government advice, if in a risk group, stay at home

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Consequently, the Bromsgrove meetings on 14th April and 12th May are cancelled and we hope to reschedule the speakers at a future date. Please check back here for further information.

 

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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Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The March 2020 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.

 

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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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).

 

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.

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Please register to access all areas of the site. Registration is free and not limited to BMSGH members. As usernames are visible to others in the forums, we suggest you do not use your email address.

For help with registration or logging in click here.

Forthcoming Events

Alms Houses - A Home for the Poor

September
Tuesday
08

Speaker: Ned Williams



The Boer War

October
Tuesday
13

Speaker: John Butterworth



What’s in a Name – Talking Butts

November
Tuesday
10

Speaker: Anthony Paulton-Smith



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