William Dargue  A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y


Birmingham Online Texts

The Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/index.php is a vast store of all sorts of media, much of it on other sites. The following are in no particular order:


The following are available on Google Book Search http://books.google.co.uk/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp , though not all of them are full texts:


Some Project Gutenberg texts relating to Birmingham may be downloaded from my History of Birmingham on Your Doorstep.


Old Newspapers - extracts Richard Heaton's Newspaper Collection does not have any Birmingham newspapers, but there are plenty of references to Birmingham. Here are extracts from a variety of regional Georgian and early Victorian newspapers - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/Index.html


FreeFind is used to index the site. If you are certain of the exact spelling and capitalisation paste the following into your browser: http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=17476245&pageid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&_charset_=utf-8&bcd=%C3%B7&scs=1&q1=&q2=Disney&q3=&q4=&rpp=25&dl=m&stm=n&csen=y





So try - http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=17476245&pageid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&_charset_=utf-8&bcd=%C3%B7&scs=1&q1=&q2=Birmingham&q3=&q4=&rpp=25&dl=m&stm=n&csen=y



or the name of your choice. Heaton notes that spellings may have changed eg. Solihull - Solyhull.





The London Gazette is searchable online  from 1665. See also the British Newspaper Archive.



University online theses:


Lin Chang 2010 Manufacturing Landscape:The Representation Of Suburbs, Birmingham 1780-c1850

submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of History of Art, University College London - http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1323005/1/1323005.pdf.