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Burntwood Family History Group was founded in 1986 in the living room of a house in Burntwood by a small group of people with the idea of researching their family history.We have steadily grown and our membership exceeds one hundred. Our aim continues to bring together those who are interested in the research of their family history and although we are a small group, our postal membership is worldwide.
 
Our Group functions entirely by the efforts of voluntary workers and is non-profit making. We produce a quarterly journal which is available free to Members and at a small cost to non members, and whether you are a seasoned genealogist or new to researching your family history, we are sure you will find something of interest to you, and we will help you get started.
 
 
The first is when we have a guest speaker to give a talk on a family history connected subject to increase our knowledge and help in our research. The second when we meet for an informal discussion and research our family history through the use of our library stock of microfiche, CDs, DVDs, books, videos and the internet. Both meetings are open to Members and non members alike. We also run 'Drop In' surgeries, and organise vists. All meeting dates can be found in our diary.
 
We are affiliated to the Federation of Family History Societies. In 2010 the BFHG entered the FFHS Website Awards 2010, and our entry was 'Highly Commended'
 
         
 
Our award can be seen on the FFHS Best Website Award page for past winners, and on our award page

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Our latest CD publication is now on sale. It is the transcription of Saint Peter's Church registers, Hednesford
You will find it available in our publications for sale CD21
 
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There is no visiting speaker at the next Monday evening meeting on Monday 8th December. This evening is the Christmas Social get together. It will optional fancy dress and there will be a quiz. Refreshments are on a bring and share basis. There will also be a special Christmas Raffle. If you have an item that you would like to donate to the raffle, please bring it along with you

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This year's Christmas get together will be held at the Wych Elm Public House, Chase Terrace on Monday 29th December 12.00 for 12.30 sitting. It will be a carvery of your choice on the day, but if you are attending, please let Pam WOODBURN (01543 684208) know to reserve your place

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On the first January 2015, subscriptions are due. Again we are not increasing the price of subscription. If you are attending the Christmas Social on the 8th December or the Christmas meal on the 29th December, please bring your subscription along with you

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The next guest speaker to give a talk will be John YATES, and the talk is entitled 'Getting the Most out of Marriage Certificates".
The meeting will take place on the Monday 12th January 2015
 
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The July - September 2014 Journal, is now available free to Members and at a small cost to Non Members
 
Extracts from all issues of the Journal, (except 3 missing) from the very first issue in May 1988 have now been added
The three missing issues are:- Issue 3 August 1989, Issue 16 April 1992 and Issue Vol 2. No 4. December 1993
 
If you have one of those three missing issues, please let the BFHG borrow it to complete the set
 
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On the 16th, 17th and 18th April 2015 for the first time, the 'Who Do You Think You Are' show will be held at the NEC Birmingham
 
We propose to organise a trip to the show on Thursday 16th April 2014. If you want to go, please contact Colin BYNG-WALDRON (01543 676780) to reserve your place. There are only 24 places on the coach and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A deposit of £5.00 is required to reserve your place. Colin will be collecting deposits at the December meeting
 
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In 2011, we celebrated our 25th anniversary. As part of our celebrations, we created the Burntwood Memorial Project
 
The Memorial Project is about researching servicemen from Burntwood and the local area whose served and lost their lives during various conflicts. This project is progressing well, and several of the completed biographies are now on-line
 
If you want information on how to get involved in the research of a serviceman, or you have information about a serviceman already on our website, please see our
 
 
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In the year 2012 - 2013, as in previous years, we applied to Burntwood Town Council, Grant Aid Scheme for funding. We were again successful, and and we were given a grant of £100 towards our Memorial Project. In 2014 we applied to the National Lottery for funding and received a grant of £4000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are very grateful to our supporters for these grant and details of these and previous grants can be found on our grants page
 
We produce our own BFHG shirts with the BFHG logo embroidered on them and they are available for purchase
 
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  • BFHG founded 1986
  • Original web site created 2002
  • This web site created 2009
  • Site updated 23 11 2014
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