Our meetings focus on topics relevant to all those researching their family history, including the use of the internet to further your research. We have some more general meetings featuring local topics for those researching in Cheshire and those interested in their locality. The format of our meetings is typically a one hour talk followed by an opportunity to ask questions; and then socialising and the chance to seek advice from other members over refreshments.
Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Salvation Army Church, opposite Churchill Way Car Park in the centre of Macclesfield, from 7.30pm-9.00pm. We usually replace the July meeting with a visit to a church, archive or other location of interest, and there is no meeting in December.
Visitors are always welcome.
Admission to Macclesfield Group meetings is £2 for members and £3 for visitors. 
A monthly update and reminder about meetings is emailed to subscribers to our email list. If you would like to be added to our list, please send a request to the Group Leader.

Congleton and Macclesfield Groups are joining together to hold a series of meeings online via Zoom. 

Zoom meetings 2021

Which website and why? - a talk by Jackie Depelle

Compare and review main-stream websites potentially providing identical information, or do they? Develop analytical skills for transfer to other online source material.  

Tuesday 24 August

A grandmother's legacy: my family history - a talk by Jenny Mallin.

A unique insight into a family who were living in India, of British ancestry during the British Raj.  She effortlessly throws light on the life and times of Anglo-Indians during this period. Spanning the 19th and the 20th centuries, her story covers the lives of five generations of women of a family, beginning with Jenny’s great-great-great grandma Wilhelmina.

Tuesday 28 September

The Art of the Con in the Nineteenth Century “Preyers on the Public” Claire Moores


Please do not book for the meetings until the beginning of the month in which the meeting will take place. A newsletter will be send each month to remind members of meetings.



To order, please download and print the order form and post with a cheque for payment.
If you are unable to print the form, please write out the order details on a piece of paper.

Christ Church in Macclesfield   £10 +p&p.

To order a copy of the Christ Church CD
click here for information and a printable Order Form

Roman Catholics in Macclesfield   £10 +p&p.

To order a copy of the Roman Catholics in Macclesfield CD
click here for information and a printable Order Form

Macclesfield 1871 Town Maps   £10 +p&p.

Produced in conjunction with the Macclesfield Silk Museum, the CD shows the Macclesfield Town Map of 1871. At a scale of 10 feet to a mile the map gives amazing detail.

To order a copy of the Macclesfield 1871 Town Maps CD
click here for information and a printable Order Form


You are invited to help with our Group Projects. Wherever you live, there are opportunities for you to help with our projects and make local family history records more publicly available.