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Welcome to Stourbridge Branch!

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This site is now also providing an online home for the Stourbridge Branch of the BMSGH. Formed in 1978, the Branch holds regular meetings, generally on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at St Peter's Church, Pedmore. Visitors are always welcome. In addition, there are occasional visits to local archives and places of interest.

The info on this site includes:

Plus, Stourbridge members and those with interests in the area have access to our thriving Worcestershire Family History Forum.

We look forward to adding more information and resources over the coming months.

 

New Resources!

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We are pleased to release two new resources on this site. These are in the form of trade and commercial directories for Worcestershire from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They are (see Resources menu, lefthand side):

Access is for registered users only. You will need to login to view them. If you are not registered yet, please do so by using the green box on the lefthand menu.Many thanks to member Chris El-Amir for her hard work in making these transcriptions. If you have datasets which will be of interest to our members and are looking for somewhere to publish them, please get in touch. 

 

Unwanted Certificates

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BMSGH has over 16,000 unwanted certificates from all over the country and you can get a copy for a mere £3.00. Check out the list on the BMSGH Shop website.

If you download the pdf file you can search using the chapter markings on the left, or globally, using the (binoculars) search. The marriages are, however, only in groom alphabetical order. You will definitely need to use the search engine to find brides.  Note: an Adobe anomaly seems to split the first and middle names on searches, giving the middle name first.

Check out the 16,000 unwanted certificates from all over the country and get a copy for a mere £3.00  http://www.bmsgh-shop.org.uk/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=unwa&category_id=0&product_id=2709

If you download the pdf file you can search using the chapter markings on the left, or globally, using the (binoculars) search.  The marriages are, however, only in groom alphabetical order.  You will definitely need to use the search engine to find brides.  Note: an Adobe anomaly seems to split the first and middle names on searches, giving the middle name first.
 

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.

 

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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.

Forthcoming Events

Brandy for the Parson

October
Tuesday
12

Brandy for the Parson. Speaker: Graham Sutherland



Old Occupations

November
Tuesday
09

Old Occupations. Speaker; Richard Churchley.