Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:02
Astbury, c. 1907
This postcard was sent on September 18th, 1907 to Miss H. Brugess (sic), The Lowe farm, Buglawton, Congleton and bears an intriguing message:
"Dear Harriett, will you ask your mother if she will let you meet me at the Town Hall at quarter to seven on Thursday night. I sent to J.R.(?) and he will tell T. with fond love from a Friend N. I."
So - who is the mysterious N.I.? Did he meet Harriett at the town hall?
Some trial software we were testing yesterday has been generating emails by default asking peole to log in to our website to pick up meaasages. Needless to say we wont be using this software.
Please delete those received (approximately nine or ten of them)
Please download this poster with full details of the fair taking place at Stockport Town Hall on Sunday 12th October - theme - "Families at War".
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 June 2014 22:50
Angela McSherry, producer of LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER, wrote to us with information about the project, in the hope it may feature on our website to encourage our readers and members to participate.
A national arts initiative inspired by the statue of the Unknown Soldier in Paddington Station (http://www.1418now.org.uk/letter/) LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial created by Kate Pullinger and Neil Bartlett, and commissioned by 14-18 NOW:
"This is everyone’s chance to be part of a new national conversation about remembering the war, and to have their voice heard…"
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:06
Please do not use our Forgotten Your Password link - it no longer works. We will soon launch a new website, but until then just contact our webmaster to ask to have your password details reset:
Wirral ArchivesService presents a series of free local history workshops to be held at 2 p.m. on the following dates in the Lower Ground Floor Conference Room, adjacent to the Search Room
As a society we are recommending you remove our FHSC toolbar since Conduit have installed many files deep in your registry, to be able to target advertising especially if you use Internet Explorer as your browser. Many people have been reporting slowing down of their systems, aggressive pop ups. This has only happened with the latest toolbar updates.
We have been searching for the best way to remove the toolbar and the above web link seems to be the best option. It is easy to follow and FREE. Be sure to follow everything step by step.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but there were no issues when we first suggested our toolbar as a convenient way to store family history links.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:21
I am the administrator of a project investigating the genetic relationships between male holders of the Bracey name and it’s variants. We have recently found a cluster of Bracey/Bracy chaps in the USA who are all the genetic descendants of William Bressee of Isle of Wight County, Virginia in the seventeenth century.
The Bracey surname is historically found in three locations in England, South Gloucestershire, Cheshire and Norfolk (apart from a London population from at least 1600 that are considered likely migrants, possibly from all three of those counties). We know that the South Gloucestershire family are genetically distinct from that of the Virginia patriarch and our group would like to probe the relationship between the Cheshire Bressy/Bracey family and these two clusters.
Last Updated on Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:06
Alderley Park, c. 1905
This postcard was sent at 7:15pm on Christmas Eve 1905 to Master R Haigh, Post Office, Chelford. It reads: "With best wishes for Xmas from Bainy (?) Alderley Dec 1905".
The postal service must have been a lot better in 1905 than now, if a postcard franked at 7:15pm on Christmas Eve reached its destination in time for Christmas Day!
Here are the directions to get to Stalybridge Methodist Church
Address of the Church:
Stalybridge Methodist Church
I also have a deadline by the end of the weekend to tell the caterer how many people to cater for potato pie. So far only three people plus some members from Runcorn have told me they are coming along and want feeding. Cost £3 per head (real meat not mince)plus red cabbage etc.
Please email me asap: Gay J Oliver: email@example.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:02
Please find below a flyer for our Members's Day and AGM this time at Stalybridge Methodist Church in Tameside. I will be attaching travel and parking directions later. Meanwhile we are organising for a potato pie lunch as an option or you can bring a packed lunch.
I will need to know numbers, so please email me direct on
or tell your group leader.files/Members_Day_2014.doc
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:24
Brenda Smith (Life Member) is fine, Lyn McCullloch visits her regularly. She has recently downsized and her family donated some of her books and papers to our Mobberley Research Centre, a misunderstanding arose that this was a posthumous donation. She really is fine!
Our Society is really sorry for any upset we may have caused Brenda and her family.
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014 19:02
Our Family History Day is only 5 weeks away! I hope you will join us at The Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, on Saturday 10th May. This year we will be having 3 speakers, including Dr Nick Barratt who is one of the original presenters of the TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are?". This is in addition to our usual attractions. If you are interested in Family History this is the place to be!! Click here to download a poster with more details.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 23:20
Alan is suggesting that users invest in a commercial Spy Ware scanner to run
alongside their anti-virus software. It makes life easier in the long run
for circa £30 per year.
There is a review you can choose from at:
The latest version of our toolbar has been creating problems, especially for people who use Internet Explorer as their web browser. Computers have become markedly slower, aggressive popups and several components being interpreted as Malware. We have decided to discontinue its use.
We are looking for an alternative solution, which is likely to mean that the links will be added to the links page of this website. However this could take some time, so in the meantime you might like to favourite the following page from my personal website: http://tamesidefamilyhistory.co.uk/historylinks.htm There are nearly 600 links to useful websites and it is regularly up-dated.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 18:56
Login and click on ONLINE RESEARCH RESOURCES in the bottom right hand members' menu. All these guides have been reviewed and some brought totally up-to--date with the latest information and web links