The essential guide to Birmingham's family and local history sources which brings together all the relevant local and national archives for the first time.
Michael Sharpe is a professional genealogist, writer and lecturer who specializes in the local and family history of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands. He is a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, and several other family and local history societies. He is the author of Family Matters: A History of Genealogy. Michael was born in Birmingham and has traced his roots there back to 1750, long before the influxes of the industrial revolution, making him a true 'Brummie'.