10:15 - 11:00

Despite their grim contents Coroners’ Inquest documents can provide a real insight into the everyday lives of our ancestors and their families. Discover, through examples from the rich collection of Birmingham Archives, how these records can allow our relatives to come to life through the statements and evidence of family members, neighbours or workmates. Whether the verdict was Act of God, accidental death, murder or suicide the background details tell us as much about the deceased’s life as they reveal about their death.