by Miss Imelda Saville
Genealogists and local historians will be interested to know that a family history centre has opened at Crabbs Cross run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Man records are held, such as index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, the I.G.I. for the whole world? census indexes. Microfilms may be ordered for other.. records It is essential to book a reading machine well in advance of your visit. Further details
In 1989 the Countryside Commission announced that a new National Forest would be centred on the Midlands. In response to that, the County and District Councils of Warwickshire have produced a document 'The New Forest of Arden', now in the library. We also have the new 20 volume edition of the Oxford English Dictionary; it is the largest and most authoritative dictionary of the English language - it provides a historical record of the development and change of meaning of each word. 'Birmingham's Working Horses' by Bryan Holden (pub. Barbryn Press) is a celebration of horse-drawn days, containing a superb collection of vintage photographs. Brewin Books of Studley (publishers. of the Society's 'Alcester - A History'; have published 'Building Britain's Canals', by David Gladwin~ This fully illustrated book explains how Britain's canals were built and will appeal to those enthusiasts who would further information on the history of canals. Readers at Studley Library can always order any books recently acquired at Alcester.
Summer 1990 Index
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