Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors: A Guide for Family and Local Historians



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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, and Michael Sharpe's handbook is the ideal guide to them.

He introduces readers to the wealth of information available, providing an essential guide for anyone researching the history of the city or the life of an individual ancestor. His work addresses novices and experienced researchers alike and 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 in Britain's second city.

• Essential guide to Birmingham’s family and local history sources.
• Aimed at experienced researchers and newcomers to the field.

30 illustrations

ISBN: 9781473833449
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/09/2015
RRP: $44.99
Pages: 181
Dimension: 234mm X 156mm
Imprint: Pen and Sword