14:15 - 15:00

This talk will include a brief outline of Birmingham’s history and explain how its growth and development affects research concerning ancestors who came from Birmingham.  It will demonstrate the wide range of sources available and provide a guide to locating, accessing and making the best use of them.

Doreen Hopwood

Doreen Hopwood was the former genealogist for Birmingham City Council and has been carrying out research for over 30 years.  She has taught family, community and local history at all levels from beginners to post-graduate and is a regular contributor to “Your Family Tree” magazine.

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