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We came here to find our own family and along the way we discovered those of others.
All with a birth and death but in between we found their very own stories to
show that they had indeed lived, loved and laughed and without whom we wouldn't be here.
Someone's Black Country Son...
Someone's Black Country Daughter...
Our Family Tree.
Dedicated to our Black Country Ancestors.
Gone but not forgotten and remembered by us here.
The aim has been to have a Black Country Tree to show
how all our Black Country Ancestors may link together.
Black Country Connections has been a team effort with a lot of people
adding information from their own personal research.
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links to other websites.
Don't blame us if it all vanishes one day due to outside influences,
so please DO NOT regard this as your main storage place for family details.
If anyone disagrees with some of the information on the site then they are welcome to contact
and we will look into the matter.
We now have many entries on the site and we would like them all to be correct!
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This site was first started on the 19 July 2007 under a different name of Rowley Regis
but with the same tribal pages format of Photos, Names and a Stories section for its users.
All census information (England/Wales) is Crown Copyright, from
BLACK COUNTRY CONNECTIONS.....YOUR Link to YOUR Past!
MORE USEFUL LINKS - A - Z
Amblecote History Society-Recording Yesterday -Today- For Tomorrow
Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (BMSGH)
Black Country History-Information & resources from
the local archives
Black Country Discovered
Cradley Links-Dedicated to the local and family history of Cradley in the Black Country
Family Search site
Find my Past
Halesowen & Leicester Families
Hales Owenroots -Dedicated to the town of Hales Owen, in the West Midlands of England
Hitchmough's Black Country Pubs - The People, Life and Times of Black Country Pubs
Rowley Village Rowley Regis
Shakespeare Family History & Genealogy Site-Shakespeare Genealogy,History & Ancestry
Staffordshire Parish Registers Society- Excellent Parish Registers transcriptions
Stourbridge.com -Your Guide to this Historic Town in the West Midlands
The Ancient Manor of Sedgley
TiptonRemembers-Tiptons fallen of the Great
The Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Willetts
The Curate's Line-A Garratt Family website for Netherton & Rowley Regis
The Pargeter Family
The War Graves Photographic Project
The Wood family of Alveley
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION/SOURCES etc
French Connections Document:- By Alan Brookes (aka Mumbles)held at Sandwell Archives
Tracing Families of 19th Century French Glass Workers in West Bromwich
for further details contact Mumbles on Genealogy Forum uk or email BCC
Surname Variants on BCC (Surnames to use or also check)
-ALLEN not ALLAN
-ALLSOP not Alsop
-ADLINGTON Check HADLINGTON too
-ADDLETON Check HADDLETON too
-AMOS check HEMUS too
-ANDREWS not ANDREW
-ANSELL Check ANSILL too
-BAILEY Check BAYLEY too
-BARRATT Check BARRETT too
-BARNSLEY Check Barnsley-Nock and Nock too)
-BASTABLE Check BASTERFIELD too
-BASTERFIELD Check BASTABLE too
-BATE not BATES
-BEDDOWS not BEDDOE
-BEECH not BEACH
-BIRCH not BURCH
-BODDISON not BODISON
-BROOKES not BROOKS
-BURNS not BURNS
-CAMPBELL not CAMBELL
-CHIRMS not CHURMS
-CLARKE not CLARK
-CLEWS not CLUES
-COLBOURN not COLBOURNE
-COLEY Check COLLEY too
-COOK not COOKE
-CROW not CROWE
-DAVIES not DAVIS
-DAVENPORT not DEVENPORT
-DEAN not DEANS
-DEARNE not DURN
-DOWNS not DOWNES
-DUKES check JUKES too
-EDMUNDS not EDMONDS
-FARADAY check FEREDAY too
-FEREDY check FARADAY too
-FOULKES check FOWKES too
-FOWKES check FOULKES too
-GAUDEN check GORDON too
-GOLDING not GOULDING
-GORDON check GAUDEN too
-GOODRED check GOODREID and GOODWRIGHT too
-GROWCOTT not GROWCUTT or GROUCOTT or GROUCUTT
-HADDLINGTON check ADDLINGTON too
-HADDLETON check ADDLETON too
-HAMBLETT check HAMLET too
-HAMLET check HAMBLETT too
-HANCOCK check HANCOX too
-HANCOX check HANCOCK too
-HAWKSWOOD not HAWKESWOOD
-HAYNES not HEYNES or HAINES
-HAYWOOD check HAYWARD too
-HAZLEWOOD not HAZELWOOD
-HEMUS not HEAMUS
-HEMMING check HEMMINGS too
-HEMMINGS check HEMMING too
-HEMS check HEMUS too
-HEMUS check AMOS too
-HINGLEY check INGLEY too
-HISCOCKS not HISCOXS
-HOLLIS check HOLLIES too
-HOTCHKISS check HODGKISS too
-INGLEY check HINGLEY too
-JUKES not JEWKES or DUKES
-KENZEY check KENSEY too
-KNOTT use NOTT
-LEE not LEA,LEIGH,LEAH
-LINES check LOINES too
-MALLEN not MALLIN
-MORETON not MORTON
-MOUNTFIELD check MOUNFIELD too
-NEWALL check NEWELL too
-NOCK not KNOCK...but check Barnsley-Nock and Barnsley too
-NOTT not KNOTT
-NOAKES not NOKE/S OR NOAKE
-PICKERILL Check PICKERELL too
-RAWLINS Check RAWLINGS too
-REED Check READ too
-ROLLASON check ROLLINSON too
-ROWBOTTOM not ROOBOTTOM, RUBOTTOM
-RUSHTON check RUSTON too
-RUSSON check RUSTON too
-RUSTON check RUSSON too
-SANDERS check SAUNDERS too
-SAUNDERS check SANDERS too
-SEWELL not SHEWALL. Check SHUEL too
-SHEPPERD not SHEPERD/SHEPARD etc
-SHERRATT not SHARRATT
-SIVITER not SIVETER
-STAINTON check STANTON too
-STANTON check STAINTON too
-STEVENS not STEPHENS
-THOMPSON not THOMSON
-TIBBETTS not TIBBETT, TIBBUTS etc
-TIMMINGS check TIMMINS too
-TIMMINS check TIMMINGS too
-TROMANS not TROMAN, TROWMANS, TRUEMAN, TRUEMANS, TRUMAN, TRUMANS etc
-WALLACE check WALLIS too
-WALLIS check WALLACE too
-WARING not WAREING
-WESTON not WESSON
-WYLE check WHILE too
-WHITCOMBE not WHITCOMB
-WHITTLE check WHITALL too
-WIGGINS not WIGGIN
-WILDE not WILD, WYLDE
-WOODALL not WOODHALL
-WORTON not WHARTON