• Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

by BMSGH member Mike Sharpe and published by Pen & Sword

181 pages

Birmingham, the cradle of the industrial revolution and the world's first manufacturing town, is an important focus for many family historians who will find that their trail leads through it. Rural migrants, Quakers, Jews, Irish, Italians, and more recently people from the Caribbean, South-Asia and China have all made Birmingham their home. This vibrant history is reflected in the city's rich collections of records. 

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors provides an essential guide for anyone just starting out on their family history journey, as well as more experienced researchers. Mike Sharpe introduces readers to the wealth of information available at the Library of Birmingham and elsewhere, as well as useful websites.

The book offers a compendium of sources from legal and ecclesiastical archives, to the records of local government, employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools. Accessible, informative and extensively referenced, it is the perfect companion for research within Britain's second city.

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