Monthly meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the last Thursday of the month apart from August and December. After a break of two years due to the coronavirus epidemic, meetings restarted in March 2022 and are now being held at the Upton-by-Chester Pavilion in Wealdstone Lane, Chester CH2 1HD. There is easy access and ample carparking space. A map showing the new location is at the bottom of the page. A downloadable copy of the 2023 Programme can be found under the Chester Library menu item to the left and then under Chester Public Documents.



Please note our new location at Upton-by-Chester Pavilion

26 January 2023   Stewart Shuttleworth - Chester at Work
23 February 2023   Members evening
30 March 2023   Margaret Roberts - Think Beyond the Obvious
27 April 2023   Chris Fozzard - A short history of Newton Hall, Chester, and its residents
25 May 2023   David Guyton - Brick walls and how to get round them
29 June 2023   Joy Thomas - Wills, Probate and Daeth Duty Registers
27 July 2023   AGM and Tony Bostock - My Genealogical Journey
28 September 2023   Mike Royden - Workhouse, the Poor Law and Workhouses in Cheshire
26 October 2023   Anthony Annakin-Smith - Suffer Little Children - The Foundling Hospital in Chester
30 November 2023   A seasonal miscellany


Meetings are open to all members of the Family History Society of Cheshire and visitors are always very welcome. From January 2023 there is an entry charge of £2.00 for members and £3.00 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. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available free of charge at the end of the meeting.

We also run a family history help desk at the Library at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR, from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesdays which is open to everyone looking for help with their family history.

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.

For enquiries or further information please contact .