The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, founded in 1963, is the principal family history society for the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It covers 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"