Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Family History Information

Birmingham Archives and Heritage service is now located in the new Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square.

Please e-mail enquiries to enquiries@libraryofbirmingham.com

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Researching your family history is fascinating and complex. We have put together some information sheets to help you with your family history.

Family History Helpsheets

Civil registration

 PDF (Size: 332 Kb Type: pdf )

Electoral registers

 PDF (Size: 320 Kb Type: pdf )

A Guide to Tracing a Burial

 PDF (Size: 266 Kb Type: pdf )

Useful Links

FAQs about Family History

Genealogy and Family History

1911 Census online now

CD Roms and the Internet

Electoral Registers

Parish Registers(Church of England)

Trade Directories

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


General Register Office Indexes

Black Family History

Web Sites for Family History

Tracing Missing People


Ancestry is available on computers in Birmingham Libraries.
race your family history using records from England, Scotland and Wales censuses from 1841 to 1911, birth, marriage and death records and UK parish and probate records.

Ancestry now includes the National Index of Wills and Letters of Administration (Probate Calendar) from 1861 to 1941. Find out how much your ancestors left in their will and to whom.

You can visit to the BBC web site to find material from their series Who Do You Think You Are?

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