Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm at the church hall at All Saints Church, 2 Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3HZ. The church is on the left hand side of Hoole Road coming into Chester from the north east from the M56 and A41. The entrance to the church hall and car parking area is behind the church and access is immediately on the left off Vicarage Road. Click to download our 2018 Programme


Don't miss our meetings in 2018


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Claire Moores - Unearthing Cheshire's Quaker community:

a peek into the archives of the local Society of Friends

Thursday, 29 March 2018

David Guyton - To the other side of the world ... and back:

A remarkable and eventful story of emigration to Australia and New Zealand in the mid 19th century

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Claire Moores - Tins, tubes and tenacity:

inventive medicine and survival in Far East captivity 1942-45



 Meetings are open to all members of the Family History Society of Cheshire and visitors are always very welcome. There is an entry charge of £1.50 for members and £2.00 for visitors.

Most meetings feature a speaker on an aspect of family history or local interest. As well as a talk, there is a family history help desk and the opportunity to discuss family history topics with other members. Many members have particular areas of knowledge on family history or experience with using computers and the internet for family history. There is also a raffle and tea, coffee and biscuits are available free of charge at the end of the meeting.

From time to time the group hosts a bookstall run by the Family History Society of Cheshire and arranges visits to places of local or historical interest.
We also hold family history help desks at the Chester History and Heritage Centre at St Michael's Church, Bridge Street Row, Chester CH1 1NW, every Tuesday and Friday from 10 to 12 am and 1 to 4 pm and at Chester Library at Storyhouse in the centre of Chester at Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR, every Tuesday from 10 to 12 am. Latest news is that the Chester History and Heritage Centre has now closed for the Christmas and New Year period and will re-open on Tuesday, 2 January 2018, before closing permanently on Friday, 12 January 2018. The family history help desk will then move and re-open at the Grosvenor Museum sometime in the spring at a date to be announced nearer the time. In the meantime, for personal enquiries, please visit Chester Library at Storyhouse at the times mentioned above or contact the Chester Group by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

So, if you are a newcomer to family history or are looking for some local knowledge or have run up against a brickwall or would like some help on a computing or internet aspect of family history, just ask. There is always somebody who would be pleased to help.

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