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Access to IT | Genealogical research | Birmingham City Council

Key announcements

Due to essential maintenance some of our online forms will be unavailable on Wednesday 24 February, from 7pm to 11pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. Coronavirus (COVID-19) National lockdown: Stay at Home

Access to IT

Staff can provide some guidance on how to use digital and microform format copies either online or via our digital microform readers. We are not able to provide a 1-2-1 service, nor give IT instruction.

If you do not feel confident using computers and IT there are practical steps you can take to improve your experience:

  • bring a friend or relation along who is more familiar with IT and can help you explore your own unique story/research
  • develop your IT skills by participating in an introductory IT/internet course
  • allow yourself plenty of time.

Our Business and Learning department has a number of free online courses to help you with your IT and computer skills. Speak to our Business and Learning team on Level 3 to find out more.