Ancestry.com. Old Birmingham Men and Names, 13th to 16th Centuries [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Smith, Toulmin. Memorials of Old Birmingham. Men and Names: Founders, Freeholders, and Indwellers, from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Century with particulars as to the earliest church of the reformation built and endowed in England, from original and unpublished documents. Birmingham, England: Walter J. Sackett, 1864.
This database contains information on men and names of Birmingham from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries. While this work does contain some historical information, it is not meant to be a historical work. Examples of some of the topics covered in this work include patronymics, sources of surnames, changes in spelling, proper names, and so forth. Information about the earliest church of the reformation built and endowed in England is also included. Researchers with ancestors from Birmingham will obviously find the names portion of this database most interesting, but others will likely find the information about the early churches interesting as well.