Who are we?

  • The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy.
  • The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and also the North West Group of Family History Societies.
  • 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.
  • You can keep up to date with us via Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) - see the links at the bottom of this page
  • Click Here to Download a guide to signing up and staying safe with FacebookSigning up and Staying Safe using Facebook

Why you should join

  • Four copies a year of our ‘Award Winning’ magazine the Cheshire Ancestor (SAMPLE).
  • Members only web site content e.g., research guides and information.
  • NEW - from October 2021 Monthly Zoom Seminar Series: 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Well known speakers on a wide range of topics of interest to all. 
  • Surnames interests being researched by other members.
  • Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres.
  • An interesting programme of events throughout the year at group meetings.
  • Help and advice at group meetings and via the online forum.
  • Click here to download How to Join and Getting Started using our Website 

Where are our groups?

See the Groups menu above to find the locations of all our groups across the county.


Covid 19 up-date
Our Mobberley Research Centre is now open, please ring before hand, because not all our volunteers have yet returned , Crewe remains closed. Some groups have also started meeting face to face, Check our website for up-to-date news Other groups are continuing to meet via ZOOM and you can ask to join in any of these sesssions. Watch out for our new Seminar Series of Zoom Meetings. Our MOBBERLEY RESEARCH CENTRE is closed until 10th January
Our regular Lockdown newsletters will continue.Checkout some of our other research facilities via this website.. See Recent News Articles for more details.

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.