Join our society which has approaching 2,000 members world-wide. We have broad interests in family history, and a particular interest in the places within the three Midland counties where our ancestors lived.
New levels of subscription apply from 1st Jan 2024
Single digital £14.50 Single postal £19.50
Joint digital £20.00 Joint postal £25.00
Digital means the journal is sent to you by email
Joint means 2 people at the same address
Overseas Airmail (not for digital) is currently £10. Will change in line with postal costs.
Although it is recommended to buy a membership online (above), if this is not possible, you can download and print the following form and mail them to us:
Membership Application Form – Click to Download
Complete Page 1 only and send to the Membership Subs Secretary. Address on the form
Membership Renewal Form – Same Form
The benefits of membership include :-
Local and Special Interest groups
We have Local Groups, where regular meetings take place, in :
- Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton
- Warwickshire: Birmingham , Kenilworth
- Worcestershire: Stourbridge
We have Special Interest Groups :
- using DNA matching to find shared ancestors. This group ‘meets’ on Facebook to exchange experiences.
- the Heraldry Group meets occaisonally in Birmingham.
The Midland Ancestor journal
There are four issues each year, with articles covering a wide range of topics.
Keep up to date with what’s going on in family history at local, national and international level.
Learn about the latest resources. Read about other members’ research experiences.
Is sent by email free of charge to all members
Family History Centre and Libraries
You can grow your family tree with the help of the Midland Ancestors Family History Centre in the Kingsley Norris Room at The Birmingham & Midland Institute. We have FindmyPast Library edition and are a recognised FamilySearch Affiliate Library. It is close to the excellent reference collections in the Library of Birmingham. The Midland Ancestors Family History centre is based in the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street , Birmingham. Directions here
The Family History Centre is open on most weekdays. Books and other holdings may not be borrowed.
We maintain and continue to build Baptism, Marriage and Burial Indexes for Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. ( Birmingham is treated separately from Warwickshire in this context simply because it is so large). We have a variety of other specialist indexes, such as cemetery interment registers, monumental inscriptions, wills & probate, and poor law. These are shown on the Search Services pages.
A full listing of the Society’s publications can be viewed via our online shop, together with a selection of more general publications. If there is any publication that is not listed, please contact our Bookshop Manager who may be able to obtain copies.
Names Match Service – Members Interests
Are other people looking for the same ancestors as you ? You may be able to share your research for mutual progress in tracing your ancestors. Only members of Midland Ancestors may publish their interests on this system, but everyone is free to make contact. More details here