Palmer, Liz


Palmer, Liz

Genealogist and heritage researcher

  • Buildings/Locations research, Communities research, Individuals/Families research, Research, Speaking
  • Birmingham
  • Updated 3 years ago


Liz Palmer has worked as a genealogist and local heritage researcher since 2014.  She has mixed online and archives research for private clients with teaching family history classes and coordinating volunteers on local community history projects.

Having worked for nearly 10 years in the archives at the Library of Birmingham (formerly Birmingham Central Library) she has a particular knowledge of and interest in the records of Birmingham and the surrounding areas of the West Midlands.



  • Archival Research
  • Birmingham records
  • Coroners' inquests
  • Family history
  • Online research


  • Aug 2019-Oct 2021
    Project Co-ordinator - Born in Birmingham Project at Friends of Birmingham Archives and Heritage
    Community History Project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund – Born in Birmingham: Maternity, Midwives, and infant welfare 1914-24
  • 2016-2017
    Project Co-ordinator - Birmingham Children of War at Friends of Birmingham Archives and Heritage
    Community history project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund researching children’s lives in Birmingham during World War 1.
  • 2015-2017
    Project co-ordinator - Stories from the Stones at Moseley Churchyard Project
    Community history project recording the monumental inscriptions in Moseley churchyard and researching some of the families buried there.
  • 2006-2015
    Senior Archives Assistant at Birmingham Archives at Library of Birmingham


  • 2012-2013
    Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde
  • 2011-2012
    Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Stu at University of Strathclyde


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