Midland Ancestors is the public face of The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (B M S G H).
Founded in 1963, the society is an affiliated Society of The Birmingham & Midland Institute and of The Federation of Family History Societies. We are a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
The society is registered as a Charity in the United Kingdom : No. 505916
Areas of Interest
Midland Ancestors is the principal family history society for those with interests in the pre-1974 counties of:
This includes the areas of the old counties as they existed before the major boundary changes of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the areas brought into them by those changes. In particular the modern metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton (collectively known as the West Midlands) are within our area. The metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are also sometimes collectively referred to as “The Black Country”
We promote, maintain, and encourage
- Preservation of records (including transcription and publication)
- Publication of family history resources
- Collaboration with other interested bodies in connection with genealogy and heraldry