What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
A Guided Tour of Wolverhampton Archives with a talk by Penny Smith - ‘The Thorneycroft Family Scrapbook’ Wolverhampton Archives is the former home of Benjamin Molineux, a wealthy local banker and iron founder. The tour will be followed by Penny’s talk about the Thorneycroft’s family scrapbook from the late 1800’s. There will be opportunities to do […]
‘Getting Rid of the Stink’ A presentation by Dr. Mike Haynes. Emeritus professor Mike, discusses with some humour, how the introduction of clean water helped rid us of some unpleasant diseases so improving the lives of our ancestors. The works of the great engineers of the 19th century and how their efforts effectively eliminated death by typhoid, cholera […]
‘How I record My Family Tree’ by Ourselves A social evening where Members are asked to bring in their family trees and charts, family albums etc. to showcase their work. Festive refreshments will be served. Download a Poster here
The Life and Times of Buffalo Bill Cody by Neil Brazier This illustrated talk gives details of Buffalo Bill’s life from boy messenger on Waggon Trains, The Pony Express, his time working for the railroads, his military service and how he became involved with the theatre and formed Wild West Shows. Famous acts including Annie […]
Catching Up With Family Search - Sharon Hintze Sharon, former Director of the London Family History Centre and member of Midland Ancestors, will bring us up to date with all the latest news with what is the largest free genealogical database. Sharon is a frequent writer and speaker on genealogical topics and is a fifth generation […]
Herbert Austin and Longbridge by Max Hunt Max’s talk will give an enthralling insight into the Motoring Mastermind of Lord Austin. He will tell us of Herbert Austin’s beginnings on a family farm, the development of sheep shearing equipment, the early development of his cars, the progress of the Longbridge Factory and the enormous contribution […]
The Bostin Tay Party A Summer Social Evening with tea/coffee and a glass of wine provided. Please bring along a plate of food to share. Marlene Watson, our Black Country Wench will entertain us again with her Black Country humour.
Summer Evening Visit to St. Mary’s Church, Kingswinford Margaret Penn will be our host The Parish Church of Kingswinford, St. Mary’s overlooks the village green where the pound can still be seen and ‘The Old Court House’ where years ago most of the parish business was transacted. This church used to serve a vast parish […]
Louis Etienne Goulé, Part Two with Wendy Larmour Following on from her talk of September 2018, Wendy will tell us part two of the enthralling story of Louis Etienne Goulé and a Threadbare Wellington Quilt. Wendy asks the question “Mad” or “Bad”? She says that this is just one of the important questions that need […]
Grow your family tree with Midland Ancestors The Stourbridge Group throw the doors open to the local community and invite them to come along to St. Peters Church Hall and see who we are. Grow your family tree with our expert advice and free access to the groups family history resources. Learn how to use the […]
Tonight we will have two presentations. Society Resources with Caroline Mason + A Magic Lantern Show with Phil Lamb Caroline will tell us more about the Midland Ancestor Society resources held in Birmingham, some 8000+ items, then we can sit back and relax and watch a nostalgic slide show of Stourbridge and surrounding areas whilst […]
An Amble Around Worcestershire A slide show and talk by John Billingham This will be the first meeting at Stourbridge Group since Covid came upon us.