in Cheshire
30
May
2024

Chester Group: History of Chester Station - John Whittingham

30-05-2024 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
All welcome, entrance charges apply
Chester Group: History of Chester Station - John Whittingham

Chester Station celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2023

04
Jun
2024

Crewe Group: The Value of Family History in Dementia

04-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
FHSC Members only
Crewe Group: The Value of Family History in Dementia

An extra meeting from Crewe group this month via Zoom and open is ALL FHSC members,  registration is required and is open until 3rd June, please click on the ‘Register [Individual]’ button below. Your Zoom invitation will be sent by email approximately 24 hours before the talk

Talk details 

People suffering from dementia and memory loss often find solace in reminiscing about their parents, siblings, and the more distant past. As the ability to create new memories wanes, older memories become more deeply ingrained. Remarkably, individuals with dementia can still recall vivid details from their earlier lives.

Understanding a person’s early life is crucial. It not only provides meaningful topics for discussion but also serves as a memory stimulus. By delving into these formative years, we can engage in more meaningful conversations with friends and family members. These discussions not only benefit the person with dementia but also foster connections and understanding among loved ones.

By helping to cherish early life experiences we can enrich the lives of those with dementia and create lasting connections within families. Exploring known people and places from the past creates common ground among family members. It’s a bridge that connects generations and fosters shared memories.

Jude will start by giving a short presentation which will be followed by questions and group discussion.

More about Jude: 

Jude Rhodes is a professional genealogist who runs Stories of Our Generations. She lives in the Yorkshire Dales and specialises in family and local history in Yorkshire. She is an Associate of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and an Outreach Team committee member of BALH (British Association of Local History). Jude is also a Registered Adult Nurse. A branch of Jude’s research is 'Exploring Memories Through Family History' where she works with individuals and their families who are affected by dementia and memory loss to create books which assist in meaningful conversations and bring comfort to the individual.

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05
Jun
2024

Runcorn Group: Research Workshop

05-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
All welcome, entrance charges apply
Runcorn Group: Research Workshop

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th June 7 pm-9:00 pm and it will be a Research night so if you need help and can't find any more information online then come along and we might be able to find what you're looking for.

We do have limited equipment available to use but if anyone would like to bring their own laptops / Ipads then you are welcome to do so.

To help us help you quicker on the night if you have any specific queries you need help with then you can message us prior the meeting at

 

Free Parking 

 

Free Cold Refreshments

 

Members £2 / Non Members £3  Free for First Time Visitors 

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,

Clifton Road West

Runcorn WA7 4TE

Kind Regards

John Barlow - Group Leader

10
Jun
2024

NORTHWICH MEETING JUNE 10th 2024

10-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
All welcome, admission fee applies.
NORTHWICH MEETING JUNE 10th 2024
'THE CIVIL WAR ARRIVES IN CHESHIRE 1642/43'
 
Sieges in Cheshire - Beeston, Hawarden Castles and Chester.
 

Talk by Keith Lawrence

 

Meetings held at Hartford Methodist Church Hall, Beach Road, Hartford, Northwich CW8 3AB

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm start. Admission fee £2.00 to include refreshments. Visitors welcome.

12
Jun
2024

Sale Group: Parish Records Exposed: Liz de Mercado

12-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
All Welcome, entrance charges apply
Sale Group: Parish Records Exposed: Liz de Mercado

The quirks and idiosyncrasies in parish records.

 

Admission: £2 for members of the FHSC & £2.50 for non-members including light refreshments

17
Jun
2024

Alsager Group: MEMBERS’ MEMORIES : Members

17-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
All welcome, entrance charges apply for F2F
Alsager Group: MEMBERS’ MEMORIES : Members

What would you tell the next generation about your grandparents?

Admission: £2 for members of the FHSC and £3 for non-members, including light refreshments.


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18
Jun
2024

Crewe Group: The Massacre at Lidice by Steve Booth

18-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
All welcome, entrance charges apply
Crewe Group: The Massacre at Lidice by Steve Booth

Steve will talk about the destruction of the village of Lidice in 1942  and the part played by Staffordshire and other local people in its re-birth.  In September 1942, coal miners in Stoke-on-Trent, led by Barnett Stross, a doctor, who in 1945 became a local MP, founded the organisation Lidice Shall Live to raise funds for the rebuilding of the village after the war.

Image c/o  CC BY-SA 4.0

All welcome, refreshements served

Please email  for more details 

19
Jun
2024

FHSC Seminars: Tracing Agricultural Labourers by Ian Waller

19-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:15 pm
FHSC Members only
FHSC Seminars: Tracing Agricultural Labourers by Ian Waller

Most of us will have agricultural labourers in our ancestry. This talk discusses their lives and the wealth of records which enable us to piece together their lives. The fact that they existed means that documentary evidence exists.

Our speak Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with considerable experience in English research.He currently serves as the vice chairman and education officer of the Family History Federation (Federation of Family History Societies) and is a Fellow of AGRA (The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) the body which represents professional genealogists. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists and previously served as a trustee and chairman of the Society Education Committee. He has  authored several books in the Society’s “My Ancestor” series including My Ancestor was an Agricultural Labourer, My Ancestor was a Mormon, My Ancestor was in the Royal Navy and My Ancestor was a Leather Worker and have also written “Family History Research Challenges and how to solve them” and “Introducing Manorial Records” published by Family History Books. Ian has Family History at both basic and advanced levels at various adult education centres in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and currently lecture and run workshops at many family history societies, U3A Groups and other organisations interested in local, social and family history

This event is for members only and registration opens on 1st June when the ‘Register [Individual]’ button will show on the bottom left of the Event details on the FHSC website for you to click and then process your registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Registration will close on  17th. June

The zoom links/meeting protocol will be forwarded the day before the talk.  If you run into any difficulties with this, then please contact us on the dedicated seminar email address – or see the 'Seminar Talks and how to Register' section under 'Online Talks and Meetings' in the FAQ section of the website.

The Seminar series is co-ordinated by Margaret Spate, Jean Laidlaw and Margaret Roberts and ALL correspondence, queries etc should be sent to the dedicated email address -  

                                          PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT RECORD SEMINAR TALKS

 

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24
Jun
2024

Fort Perch Rock

24-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:00 pm
All welcome, entrance charge applies
Fort Perch Rock

A talk by Derek Arnold about Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton

25
Jun
2024

Macclesfield Group : Granelli Family in Macclesfield

25-06-2024 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
All Welcome, Charges Apply
Macclesfield Group : Granelli Family in Macclesfield

Granelli Family in Macclesfield

June 25th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

All Welcome

Admission Charge £2 for members £3 for visitors

including refreshments

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