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 society magazine the Cheshire Ancestor (SAMPLE).
  • Members only web site content e.g., research guides and information.and much more.
  • NEW -  Monthly Zoom Seminar Series: 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Well known speakers on a wide range of topics of interest to all. 
  • Surname interests being researched by other members.
  • Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres.
  • An interesting programme of  both live and Zoom events organised by our groups
  • Help and advice at group meetings and via the online forum.
  • Click here to downloadClick 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 or try the FHSC Map to see them plotted on a map.


If you have, or, have previously had a login for this website (free or otherwise) then please login instead of clicking on Join FHSC. Once logged in you will be able to renew your membership. If you try and join when you already have a login then you will get an error that your email address or username is already in use.