Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Websites for Family History

Black Country Connections
A one stop family tree for the Black Country area! The site aims to have a huge family tree which shows how 'Black Country' names all eventually link together. From Dudley to Netherton, Oldbury to Rowley Regis, Halesowen to Cradley Heath and many many more villages and towns in and surrounding the Black Country! Popular names crop up time and time again. All have their own story rich, poor, famous and infamous!

Midlands Historical Data.org

Midlands Historical Data
This site has some Birmingham Electoral registers for the years 1912/13, 1918 (absent voters list), 1920, 1925, 1930/31 and 1935/36. They are fully searchable by name and are Free to view in Birmingham Libraries. Charges Apply when viewing records from other sites.


Ancestry This 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.

New ! You can now search 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.

Genes Reunited

Genes Reunited

Register to find who has included your ancestors in their family trees. Pay a small subscription to add your own tree and view other people's.



Free BMD

The FreeBMD project is transcribing the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales for the period 1837-1983. NB The search box at the top of the screen is advertising. You should click on Search a little way down the screen.

GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information service

Good source for family history societies and their holdings. Some world genealogy.


Cyndi's list of genealogical sites on the Internet

More than 80,000 links!

Historical Directories The University of Leicester's New Opportunities Fund project to create a digital library of 18th, 19th and early 20th century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Directories of counties and towns are among the most important sources for local and genealogical studies. They include lists of names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants. Now freely available online and including a powerful search engine.

Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Family Search
Access to the IGI (International Genealogical Index) world-wide.

the national archives

The National Archives
This gives you information about records at the Public Record Office, but does not give you access to them on the Internet.

Commonwealth War Graves Commisssion

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Soldiers from the Commonwealth who died in both World Wars.

You can use this site to search for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates to aid your family research. The site does not contain actual certificates, just the information from them as submitted by others.

Images of England
This is the first project to place detailed information about England's listed buildings on the internet. If you have found your ancestors' addresses in the censuses, you can check this site to see if the building is still there.

Please note We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.