Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry


Established in 1963, Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry is one of the oldest family history societies in England, with over 2000 members. The area of interest that it covers is the pre-1974 counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The Society meets in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Burton-on-Trent, Kenilworth, Stoke-on-Trent, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton and London. All branches and the Heraldry Group hold regular meetings. The Research Centre contains over 9,000 books, BMSGH publications on microfiche and CD, parish records, IGI, and monumental inscriptions. There is Internet access and a link service to members outside the area. The quarterly journal ‘The Midland Ancestor’ enables members at home and further afield to enjoy general articles on family history, learn more about the area of their ancestors, and to be kept up to date with events and all the services that the society offers. Members Interests are to be found on the excellent and informative website. This website also contains details of the society’s research services and their large range of publications which can be bought online. The Society runs one day courses for beginners in April, and for more advanced researchers in October. Contact with the society can be made via the website or by emailing gensec@bmsgh.org.

Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry is a registered charity (no 515916) and is a founder member of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Available Records

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