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FHSC are pleased to launch their online shop where members and non-members can buy downloadable products previously only available on microfiche or CD/DVD.

To browse the shop click on Shop in the top menu and follow the instructions.

The number of products will grow rapidly as we convert our content into downloadable format.

NB: I have made one item in the shop free of charge to allow members and non-members the ability to test how the shop works. You need to browse the shop to find it. Good luck.

 Welcome to the Family History Society of Cheshire

Established 1969


 Some of the benefits of joining our friendly group: download this flyer Reasons To Join

to discover much more about what you get for your membership


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1. Four copies a year of our ‘Award Winning’ magazine the Cheshire Ancestor packed full of articles,  events and reports from our groups, and our computer supplement called 'Net That Serf'. You can download a sample version here:  Cheshire Ancestor Sample

2. Growing members only content via our website eg, research guides and information, and surnames being researched by other members.

3. Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres at Mobberley and Crewe with FREE access to Ancestry, FindMyPast and  the Genealogist.

4. Our groups are  all spread geographically throughout the county: each of which has an interesting programme of events throughout the year.The opportunity to receive help and advice, and to meet people with a common interest at our group meetings, fairs, conferences and seminars. Click on any groups you are interested in.





















The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy, and we now have members worldwide. As well as helping people with ancestors in Cheshire, we also assist members living locally whose ancestors originated elsewhere.

The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and also the North West Group of Family History Societies.

It is a registered charity (No. 515168). All our officers and officials are unpaid volunteers, helping in their spare time.

We produce a large number of Publications relating to Cheshire family history, including marriage census indexes, monumental inscriptions and parish register transcripts.

Members are also invited to participate in our Society's numerous Projects, which include indexing of parish registers, transcribing gravestone inscriptions and inputting data for publication.

Members will also have the opportunity of joining our various discussion forums.

There are a number of help articles call Frequently Asked Questions that can be found by clicking here.



Login FAQ


How do I login to the site?


  • You can only login if you have registered for a Membership account, i.e you are a full member or website registered member of the Family History Society of Cheshire.
  • Click on the Login button on the top menu. You will be prompted for a Username and Password.
  • Username = This can be either your email address, your membership number or a username you set up when you set up your account
  • Password = This is the Password that you setup for your Membership account
  • Underneath the login form there are options you can use if:  you can’t remember your login details, or if you haven’t got an account.

If you are already a member and have never used this new site yet, the first time you use the website you will have to set up your password.  It wasn't possible to transfer passwords from our old website. See  the separate FAQ about resetting passwords.


After you have successfully logged in you can go to My Membership/My Profile  to see the information we have stored about your membership.  You can  change details as you wish by clicking on Edit Profile.


If you are having trouble logging in then its usually because you need to reset your password.

Click on Forgot Your password?.

  • On the next screen enter your email address and then click on submit.
  • Now look for an email from us.
  • If you cant find it then check in your junk/spam folder.
  • If you dont receive it then please contact the Web Administrator via Contact Us as it usually means we dont have your latest email address.
  • If you do get the email then click on the link which will take you back directly to our website to reset your password.
  • Please make this a strong password: at least 8 characters long with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols



Use the Membership Options menu to see all the membership options. You can either browse the site, simply register (without any charge) to use the web-site and later upgrade to a paid membership or you can join directly and pay the appropriate fee.

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