Welcome to Midlands Historical Data

This is a digital library for local and family historians interested in the Midlands - the old counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire (Inc. Birmingham) and Worcestershire, although we do have a little material from neighbouring counties. The whole collection can be viewed on-line, and - with the exception of Electoral Rolls - is also available on CD.

Quarterly/annual Subscriptions or Pay-as-you-go options are available to view the library on-line. Read more


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  • Birmingham Electoral roll
    1920 - 1965
  • Midlands directories from 1781
  • Many local history books
  • Free access from Birmingham and Warwickshire libraries
  • Free access from Dudley and Wolverhampton libraries
  • All books with exception of Electoral Roll can now be downloaded
  • CDs have been discontinued

 Electoral rolls

Electoral rolls for Birmingham, mostly 1920-1965. Searchable index of 10,894,737 names. Read More.


609 directories, including many Kellys, Pigots and other local directories. Read More.

 Local History Books

259 local history books in total, including many local and county histories. Read More.

 Regimental Histories

28 Regimental histories from local county regiments. Read More.


We have a few indexes produced in collaboration with local family history societies. Read More.