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Puttenham One Place Study

  • 1986

Commenced in 1986, the study of the delightful parish of Puttenham Surrey England continues to be a work in progress. The study includes the following details although not all of it is online at the moment.


Bibliopolis Books

  • 2005

Bibliopolis Books have been publishing and selling ebooks on CD-ROM since 2005, specializing in local history and genealogy. More recently we have begun to offer some of our reprints as downloadable e-books.

We have a large collection of parish registers for sale as well as monumental inscriptions, census transcriptions, local histories ands compilation CDs.


Parish registers Local histories Suffolk Norfolk


Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

  • Jackie Cotterill General Secretary 5 Sanderling Court Spennells Kidderminster Worcestershire DY10 4TS
  • +44 1562 743912
  • Website
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Library Charges
  • Free to members
Approximate Membership
  • 3,000+
Membership Cost
  • GBP14.50 single membership plus GBP 6.00 for airmail delivery
  • Midland Ancestor. Issued quarterly. Free to members
  • 1963

The Society was formed in 1963 to help people researching within our three old counties.  The Society has its own Reference Library in Birmingham, open daily, to members only.  Each branch usually holds monthly meetings, with speakers, research and help evenings.  We offer various search services, details of which can be found on our website.  We also run trips to National Archives and Metropolitan Archives in London and have two special teaching days per year.


Family History in the three old English counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.


Before Rose – Local History in Family Research

There were no census records prior to Rose's Act in 1812 and Parish registers generally provide only scant information. Discover how local history resources may help your family research.

More than Criminals – The Old Bailey On-Line

This is an extremely powerful search engine which can be used to find far more than just details of crimes and criminials - it's a resource for life in London: how people worked, socialised, and lived at home.

England and Wales Family History

Introductory talk which includes BDMs, Census Returns, Wills, Tithes, Hearth and Window Tax records.

London: the Tyranny of Cost and Distance

This talk covers all the major London repositories such as the Guildhall Library and the London Metropolitan Archives, then topics such as Crime, Apprenticeship Records, Workhouses, Directories, Gazetteers, Wills and Cemeteries. Also includes a look at organisations which are involved in the history of London.

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