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An affiliated Society of

The Birmingham & Midland Institute and of

The Federation of Family History Societies






Midland Ancestors is the new concise name for

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry.

Most of the content on this website has been moved to a new website, but a few pages remain here for the time being.

Click the image above to move to the new website.


Areas of Interest.

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry is the principal family history society for the counties of:




Click on the map below to go to an enlarged version showing the position of the different branches of the society.

Enlarged MapThis includes the areas of the old counties as they existed before the major boundary changes of the 19th and 20th Centuries, as well as the areas brought into them by those changes. In particular the modern metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton (collectively known as the West Midlands) are within our area. The metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are also sometimes collectively referred to as "The Black Country"


We promote, maintain, and encourage

  •  good practice
  •  Research  
  • preservation of records (including transcription and publication)
  • publication and dissemination of good practice
  • collaboration with other interested bodies in connection with genealogy and heraldry.

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The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

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Registered as a Charity in the United Kingdom: No. 505916