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  • Vision of Britain Through Time
    Painting the landscape of our country, this website uses maps, statistical data and historical travel writer's descriptions to open the window to our past.

  • Access to Archives
    Having found its new home at The National Archives, A2A continues to be a valid tool for identifying archival resources throughout the UK.

  • Ancestry
    Providing access to innumerable family history sources, and with more being added almost every day, Ancestry is the first port of call for any budding online family historian. 

  • Birmingham City Archives
    Based in the Central Library, Birmingham City Archives holds a wealth of material supporting the history of Birmingham, its industries and its people.

  • Birmingham & District Local History Association
    On this website you will find a diary of forthcoming local history events, photos from past events organised by BDLHA and a comprehensive list of local societies, with links to their individual websites.

  • Black Country History
    The home of the online database for the four Black Country Archive Services, this website allows you to search across the holdings of all four services at once to determine the information you are interested in.

  • Black Country Living Museum
    Situated in the shadow of Dudley castle, the Black Country Living Museum provides a fascinating experience for all the family.

  • British History Online
    This digital library provides remote access to several core primary and secondary sources relating to both the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

  • Canal and River Trust 
    This website is the home of the Waterways Archive, a resource which provides access to approaching 400 years of the history of canals, containing records from the present day and stretching back to the 17th century.

  • Chartist Ancestors
    This website lists the names of those individuals that risked everything for the Chartist cause. This is the website for you if you have a Chartist Ancestor or wish to learn more about this singular movement.

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    The CWGC pays tribute to the one million, seven hundred thousand service men and women that died in the Commonwealth forces during the two world wars. The searchable database allows you to identify the final resting place of many of these heroic individuals.

  • 'Deeds in Depth' from Nottingham University Archive Resources
    'Deeds in Depth' is a detailed description of all the principal title deeds and associated documents which researchers might come across in a typical English record office or manuscripts department. The earliest examples are of deed forms dating back to the twelfth centuries, and the unit covers the land law up to 1925.

  • Genealogy for the UK and Ireland
    GENUKI provides an enormous amount of information relating to local and family history research throughout the UK and Ireland.

  • International Genealogical Index
    The IGI was compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and allows you to search their database of baptism, marriage and burial entries from churches throughout the UK.

  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
    The ISTG provides access to transcriptions of passenger lists and aids the research of those interested in immigration, emigration, naturalization and the adoption experience.

  • Midlands Historical Data
    Providing access to local history books, church records, electoral rolls and trade directories, focussing on the West Midlands, MHD is a must for anyone living in the region.

  • Nottingham University Archive Resources
    The University of Nottingham Special Collections has provided an invaluable tool for any researcher using archives. With guides and quizzes on topics covering 'Using Archives'; 'Dating Documents'; 'Accounting Records' and more, this website deserves a visit from novices and experienced researchers alike.

  • Pub History Society
    This Society has been bringing pub enthusiasts together since 2001 and encourages research into public houses and their historical importance, both to society and the people that worked in them.

  • Revolutionary Players
    The history of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands between the years 1700 and 1830 is covered by this website. A project supported by the New Opportunities Fund, it includes material from archives, museums and libraries.

  • Roll of Honour
    Dedicated to those who lost their lives in the two world wars, this website aims to fully complete as many war memorials in the UK as possible.

  • The Long, Long Trail
    Focussing on the First World War, this website is aimed at the family and military historian researching this period and includes background information on the conflict and the basics of finding information on individuals from this period.

  • The National Archives
    The National Archives, commonly referred to as TNA, hold some of the most diverse and important archival collections that make up the nation's heritage. As the home of the A2A database, and with numerous online exhibitions, this website has more than enough to keep the avid researcher occupied for hours.

  • The Workhouse
    More information on the enigmatic and terrifying Victorian workhouses.

  • West Midlands Births, Marriages and Deaths
    The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry website includes valuable information for the local and family historian and provides information on births, deaths and marriages in the West Midlands region.

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