Last Updated on Sunday, 05 May 2013 21:57
The Fort Perch Rock is a famous landmark on the Mersey and has been since 1829!
Click to download a leaflet advertising this event Front
Dennis Whyte has relinquished the leadership of the Macclesfield Group. Rosie Rowley has been co-opted onto the committee as Group Leader until our AGM in September.
Dennis remains an active member of the Group but caring for his wife Pam now takes up much of his time, and prevents him regularly attending meetings.
We wish Dennis and Pam well and plan to formally thank them at our AGM.
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.
Dear Friends and Contacts of Wirral Archives,
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 January 2013 11:18
The programme of workshops to be delivered by Wirral Archives Service in 2013 is now on our website: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/leisure-and-culture/wirral-archives-service/workshops
I also attach a copy of the poster.
If you would like me to put your name down for any of these workshops please just let me know.
attaching a programme for 2013
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 Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:25
Are you new to family history?
Don’t know where to look next?
I am planning to hold a course on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings at Mobberley Research Centre starting on 7th January 2013.
The course will initially be for six weeks
Topics to be covered will include:
Civil Registration; census returns; parish registers; printed sources; wills; parish records; recording and managing information and internet research
Cost £4 per session including entrance fee. Non members welcome.
For further details please contact
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.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2012 12:07
Dear Friend of Wirral Archives,
I thought that you might be interested to know that the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire have now made theirTransactions for the period 1848 to 1999 available online, in a searchable format, at http://www.hslc.org.uk/
As prophesied by Dorothy Bintley at our last meeting familysearch.org has completely changed. To take advantage of it's new features you will have to register. These are adding your own photographs and family trees, but just to search you won't need to, just click on search and everything will operate the same as before.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 18:12
Unfortunately the March ancestor Membership Renewal - Standing Order Form in the centre pages,has been printed with an old sort code which has now probably been removed from most banks systems, so when this is input it is unrecognisable.
The correct sort code is 72-00-01, so any queries from startled members attempting to set up a new mandate with their bank may well meet the problem.
FHSC Renewals and Gift Aid Officer
Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2013 13:09
Yesterday I attempted to add members to our new members only email list. Unfortunately I had technical issues that mean the method of implementation will need to change.
Apolgies to those few members who received one or more emails (subscribe/unsubscribe) during the failure. You wil not receive any more emails until the issue is resolved.
The arrival of emails was foretold in the December Cheshire Ancestor.
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 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 Friday, 08 July 2011 18:49
Have you seen the web-browser toolbar provided by MLFHS?
Did you ever think why dont we have one? Well now we do!!!!!!!
It will work if you use Internet Explorer or Firefox on Windows. If you have an Apple Mac then it only works with Safari.
You can download it here
or from the new main menu item or from the banner at the bottom of the page. The banner is nice as it shows you how the toolbar looks.
Please download and use it as each use generates income for the society, not a lot but we like it.
Once you have it installed any new content will be automatically installed, so no need to re-install.
If you have any ideas for further content then let us know at