General Election 2019

The general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Are you registered to vote?

Church records held

Registers for Anglican churches within the present-day Birmingham Diocese are held here. These include registers of churches which no longer exist and those of churches which were formerly in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire, such as Aston, Handsworth and Kings Norton. Details of many of the registers held here can be found in our online catalogue

A large number of pre-20th century registers have been microfilmed. The telephone number if you want to reserve a reader to view the microfilmed copies is 0121 242 4242. Please ask for the Heritage Research Area or you can email us at archives.heritage@birmingham.gov.uk

Many of the microfilmed registers are also now available on www.ancestry.co.uk and Ancestry Institution Edition which are available free of charge on computers in Birmingham libraries. Some other library authorities may also provide this facility.

Registers that have not been microfilmed may be available to view in their original format. These will be served by appointment in the Wolfson Centre for Archival Research on level 4 of the Library of Birmingham.

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