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 Wednesday, 23 January 2013 21:16
I am pleased to announce that we have subscribed to a Worldwide membership for Ancestry.co.uk. This is available to search for free at the Research Centre on one computer.
As a result of this Find my past will only be available to view on three computers .
Membership for The Genealogist Diamond edition has been renewed for another year.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:39
Joan Irving (our Librarian) has catalogued most of our holdings at Mobberley Research Centre and these are indexed in a new section of our website by going to our main Mobberley page and clicking on the Library Holdings
link underneath Available Resources.
Last Updated on Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:10
There is more to see here if you are a member of our Society – some areas are only available to members, but you may be having problems logging in.
Our new website was launched in November 2008 and at that time anyone with a known email address was sent their individual log in details, and for new members these are automatically generated and sent to you by email. However, we all forget our passwords at times and forget to tell people when we change our email addresses. In order to log in our society MUST have your current email address, so if you have changed addresses recently or have never told us before please get in touch with Maurice Stokes via:
If anyone with a known email address is having problems remembering their user names of passwords click on Frequently Asked Questions in the left-hand main menu, where you should find a solution - it you are still having problems please contact our webmasters via:
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
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 22:07
It is important to keep your email address up-to-date especially:
- If you forget your login details,
- If you have listed your surname interests with us,
- For the Launch of our Email Members' Forum
This Mailing List will be formally announced in our December Ancestor
magazine, but you can apply now by emailling our web administrators
for more details and and invitation.
To check your registered email address: after logging in, click on Change Your User Details in the Members Menu and change it if necessary. Can you also contact our Membership Renewals Secretary so that he can up-date our main database.
A new section has been created on our website for members to submit their stories. These are long articles - much too long for the Ancestor, but probably a little too short for private publishing.
You will need to be logged in, then go to the Members Only menu in the bottom right-hand corner and click on the link for On-line Research Resources.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:45
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:45
1. You will receive our quarterly ‘Award Winning’ magazine the Cheshire Ancestor
packed full of articles, forthcoming events, reports from our groups, and our in-house computer supplementNet that Serf.
2. Access to growing members only content via our prize winning website eg, research guides and information, and surnames being researched by other member.
3. Two well-resourced research centres at Mobberrley and Crewe Library which both have substantial holdings of parish registers on film, monumental inscriptions, CD/DVDs, fiche and books.