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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.

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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.

 

A Great Weekend in Beoley!

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Bromsgrove BMSGH attended the Monk or Murderer event at St Leonard's Parish Church, Beoley on 1st and 2nd October, a weekend of events dedicated to family and community history. Branch members answered visitors' queries on how to trace your family tree and what records were available for the area.

Branch Chairman Mike Yegwart also presented an information album to the family of Vance L. Slade, a Beoley soldier killed during World War I. Click the Read More link for more pictures...

Local news coverage of the event in the Redditch Standard and Redditch Advertiser.

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The Way We Were - Bromsgrove on DVD

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broms_dvd A new DVD combines archive cine-film, a selection of old photos and the archives of the Bromsgrove Messenger to paint a fascinating picture of life in Bromsgrove over the last 140 years. Produced by a commercial provider in association with the Bromsgrove Advertiser/Messenger, the running time is 53 minutes approximately.

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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.