The society and its members are very fortunate to have resources at their disposal. Following the receipt of the grant from the NRF Community Chest that I recently acquired for the society, a lot of archive material was purchased at no cost at all to the society. As you probably realise over the last few years, since the society was formed, I have always managed to finance most projects.
The Family History Project will begin on Tuesday 4th September 2007. It will be a 15 week course and the course tutor is Gay Hill. The venue is to be Quinton Library from 10-30am till 12-30am.
The full archive (valued at about £650) now available to society members is as follows:-
Staffordshire - 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1891 and 1901
Warwickshire - 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1891 and 1901
Worcestershire - 1841; 1851; 1861; 1871; 1891 and 1901
The complete 1881 Census for all counties
Kelly’s Birmingham 1855; 1868; 1913 and 1940
Kelly’s Birmingham & Suburbs 1855; 1878; 1879; 1908; 1933; 1943; 1956 and 1973/74
Kelly’s Staffordshire 1904 and 1940
Kelly’s Worcestershire 1870; 1924 and 1940
Littlebury’s Worcestershire 1873
Pigot’s 1818;1819;1820 and 1830
Langford’s Century of Birmingham Life 1741/1841 and 1870
Langford’s Modern Birmingham Institutions 1841-1871
Return of Owners of Land-Worcestershire- 1873
British Census and National Index-1881
Birmingham in Worlds War I 1914-1919
Industrial History of Birmingham-1866
Hutton’s History of Birmingham 1871;1819-1835
Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791
Autocar 16th March 1923
Clent Illustrated - 1910
We are quite proud of the resources now available to our members and we hope to add to it when funding is available, or when a new Census is ready. The society are quite willing for society members to loan any of the above for research purposes, all you will need to do is enquire as to availability. The discs are of course copyrighted by the various companies we purchased them from so under no circumstances must they be copied. If the discs are found to be faulty when they are returned then a charge must be placed on the borrower to replace the disc.
The “Genealogy Corner” will be available at every society meeting. Under the supervision of Robert Hickman, just go and have a look at the next meeting. The basics to beginning your ‘Family Tree’ are set out in the following paragraphs supplied by Robert.
Sources of Information
Ed’s comment – If we have whetted your appetite please make sure you have your name down on the list quite early as we envisage a tremendous response.
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