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Due to essential maintenance some of our forms will be unavailable on Saturday 23 July 2016 from 3.30 am to 1 pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Genealogy and Family History

Birmingham Archives, Heritage and Photography service is now on level 4 in the Library of Birmingham on Centenary Square.

Email: archives.heritage@birmingham.gov.uk

Meanwhile to keep in touch with us, please follow our blog at: http://theironroom.wordpress.com/ and to follow the progress of the new library please see: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/lob

Tracing your family history is a fascinating activity which needs to be done carefully and methodically in order to achieve results and may entail years of research using libraries and record offices nationwide.

Family History Research

For detailed research requests, we suggest that you seek an independent researcher. These can often be found advertised in family history magazines, or via organisations such as the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives www.agra.org.uk

Family History Helpsheets

We have put together some information sheets to help you with your family history.

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 )


Ancestry Library Edition is available on computers in Birmingham Libraries.
Trace 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 Library Edition 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 wills and to whom.

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