Family history groups

Informal history groups can provide help and support if you’re already conducting research.

Groups meet at The Core Library on:

  • Wednesdays 2.00pm to 4.00pm (monthly)
  • Friday 2.00pm to 4.00pm (first Friday of the month only)

You can contact us to check meeting times or get in touch with any family history groups. 

To get in touch please:

In addition the following U3A family history groups all meet at The Core:

Groups also meet at community libraries - contact the library for further details.

Caribbean Family History Groups

The Solihull and Birmingham Caribbean Family History Group has been meeting online since the Covid pandemic although group members researching St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla are now meeting in person at the Core Library monthly on a Saturday afternoon.

For further details, or if you have any queries about Caribbean family history, please contact the group by email at

The Jamaica Family Roots Group has resumed monthly meetings at The Core Library on Saturdays – please email for further details.

Irish Family History Group

A group for people researching Irish family history meets monthly at The Core Library on the second Tuesday of the month 10.00am to 12.00pm, please email to check meeting dates or to contact the group.