Midland Ancestors Birmingham Group is for those with family history interests not only in the city but across all of our three counties and even wider. There is probably no one who can say their entire lineage is centred on just one place.
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All are Welcome to our meetings at the Birmingham and Midland Institute B3 3BS in Margaret Street in the city centre. In the cold weather months usually in the afternoon of the first Saturday, in the warmer months, usually in the afternoon of the first Wednesday. As Group meeting days do occasionally vary, do please check details on the Calendar here which will open in a new Tab.
A location map for the BMI can be seen here – Google Map And for a Google street view click here – Street View
You can contact the Group using this address – firstname.lastname@example.org
The entire group’s resources are available for research by using the Family History Centre and Library in the Kingsley Norris Room in the BMI, to see more about what is available and how to book a visit click this link. For help with tracing your ancestors in Birmingham click here Or go to the bottom of the page to use the Looking For Something search box.
In The Midland Ancestors On Line shop you can find a wealth of information about Birmingham and surrounding, much of it not available elsewhere and unique to Midland Ancestors. Formats include printed bookform, pdf downloads, data CDs and fiche.
A sample of items available –
- Birmingham St. Martins Parish Registers baps, mars, burs, earliest 1554 – latest 1929
- Birmingham Perry Barr PRs 1834 – 2000
- Birmingham St Chad PRs 1807 – 1837
- Birmingham Bath Street St Chads R.C. Cathedral
- Monumental Inscriptions for all city parishes
- Directories of Birmingham and suburbs, Kellys, Whites, Wrightsons, Post Office, Robsons, Cornish’s, Pearson & Rollason, earliest 1777 – latest 1972. Some directories include other counties
- Birmingham Teachers Index
- Tyseley Railway Goods Depot Staff Register 1899 – 1907
- Birmingham in the 1st World War.
- Numerous books on the History of Birmingham – Hutton, Jabet, Drake.
- Birmingham O.S. maps dating abt 1888 featuring detail as close as lampposts, water pumps and garden privvies – Click 1888 Maps
- Alan Godfrey Maps 1888, 1902, 1913, some in colour
- Birmingham in Old Postcards
- Lots of second hand books
Use this link to find out more