Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

The Midlands Pubs and Breweries website records and preserves the histories of pubs, inns, taverns and breweries across the Midlands, with an emphasis on Birmingham and the Black Country (www.midlandspubs.co.uk).

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors

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.

More Books:

Pubs and Patriots
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Robert Duncan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pubs and Patriotstells the fascinating story of the loathed-by-most Central Control Board (CCB), which was charged with controlling alcohol consumption in Britain during the first World War. With concern rising during the war that boozing at home was having a detrimental effect on the military front, politicians were faced with
Armed Struggle
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Richard English
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-04 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

A timely work of major historical importance, examining the whole spectrum of events from the 1916 Easter Rising to the current and ongoing peace process, fully updated with a new afterword for the paperback edition. ‘An essential book ... closely-reasoned, formidably intelligent and utterly compelling ... required reading across the
Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Michael Sharpe
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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
The Local
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Paul Jennings
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-25 - Publisher: The History Press

Paul Jennings traces the history of the British pub, and looks at how it evolved from the eighteenth century's coaching inns and humble alehouses, back-street beer houses and 'fine, flaring' gin palaces to the drinking establishments of the twenty-first century. Covering all aspects of pub life, this fascinating history looks
Birmingham's Victorian and Edwardian Architects
Language: en
Pages: 629
Authors: Phillada Ballard
Categories: Architects
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Birmingham and West Midlands Group of Victorian Society

Books about Birmingham's Victorian and Edwardian Architects