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BOOK - Tracing Your Birmingham Ancestors, A Guide for Family and Local Historians
By Michael Sharpe
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2015

Softcover...32.95 (C$)

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.

About the author:
Michael Sharpe is an independent family history writer, researcher and lecturer who has been working in the field since 1984. He is a member of the Society of Genealogists and of several local family history societies.

181 Pages
Softcover - perfectbound
6.25 X 9.25
Photos / illustrations
Index
ISBN: 9781473833449
Published by Pen and Sword, Barnsley, 2015




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