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Tithe Apportionments of Worcestershire, 1837-1851

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Worcestershire Historical Society has just released a new CD of the apportionments. It contains lists of property owners and tenants; details of field names, their size and details of how the fields were used. This is in the form of a PDF files and Excel databases of all the individual parishes. Each Excel database contains an Introduction,Tithe Apportionment, Full Tithe Award & Summary. Here is an example of a section of the results for Kings Norton:-

The CD is available via http://www.worcestershirehistoricalsociety.co.uk/

To download a map of Worcestershire Parishes at the Tithe Commutation click here.


BMD Certificate Costs

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The GRO (General Record Office) are publicising the fact that birth, marriage and death certificates need not cost more than £9.25.  The public are being enticed into ordering certificates from commercial organisations that charge up to £30 or more.

See the booklet on the GRO website, which covers consular records, births and deaths on hovercraft, deaths on oil and gas rigs and more.

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Download this file (GRO Flyer on certificate costs 2011.pdf)GRO Flyer on certificate costs123 Kb

Update on the Evesham Index

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Have you heard of the Evesham index ? Apparently, it was on the our old website almost from it's inception. The original creator was looking for a new manager as she was downsizing her house. Mike Yegwart managed to extract a list of surnames and Bill Burgoyne put them up on our site.When the site was re-built recently the data was simply transferred to our website, where it can be found under Worcestershire Resourses.



Bromsgrove BMSGH supports FFHS at NEC

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Throughout the 4th to the 7th November the Federation of Family History Societies  (FFHS) ran a stall at the Hobbycrafts exhibition at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.  The FFHS is an umbrella organisation for all family history societies, being an educational charity which represents, advices and supports the local family history societies.

Bromsgrove's branch chairman, Mike Yegwart, was there on Friday, the 5th November, with Malvern FHS, intoducing visitors to the benefits of joining a society.  As this was a national exhibition many were from the far flung reaches of our island, necessitating a quick look up for their nearest society.  As usual there were the usual "I'm stuck" query, but there were also quite a few adoption type problems, as well.


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Where's the Login?

Due to the volume of spoof registrations, the login facility has been suspended. All resources that previously required registration and login are now publicly accessible.

The North Worcestershire Family History Forum has also been suspended.

A new website for Midlands Ancestors' Bromsgrove Branch will be launched later this year. Please bear with us while we migrate to a new site.

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