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Free Research talks from the National Archives
During April the National Archives are running a series of free to attend online 
- 'Researching your Family History' events
Tue, 5 Apr 2022, 14:00 BST -
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Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 14:00 BST -
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Tue, 19 Apr 2022, 14:00 BST -
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Police seek help of family history researchers with cold case

An unidentified woman's body was found near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, in 1981.


North Yorkshire police are hoping that family history researchers could help them unlock this cold case mystery.


Police revisiting a cold case investigation into a womanโ€™s mysterious death more than 40 years ago have taken the unusual step of calling on help from amateur genealogists. 

Investigators believe gaps in peopleโ€™s family tree could give them fresh leads that could finally unlock the secrets of the case.


The unidentified womanโ€™s body was found decomposed in undergrowth near Sutton Bank, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, in 1981.

However, police believe she died in 1979. While there are theories that foul play was involved, there has never been enough evidence to officially categorise it as homicide.


For more information on the case click on the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰



Cheshire Roll of Honour

The Cheshire Roll Of Honour

More Than a Name 


The Cheshire Roll Of Honour was originally started to remember all those who lost their lives in the Great War of 1914-1918 who came from the county of Cheshire England. The roll was extended to also remember the men and women who lost their lives in the 1939-1945 world war (WW2). It was decided that along with remembering the ones who never came back, it should also contain those who did. The Cheshire Roll Of Honour NOW also includes the Boer war and all conflicts since 1945.

You can not only read a soldiers profile but also locate where they are buried or commemorated around the world. By putting their stories together and whenever possible a face to a name, keeps the memory of those who gave all, so we could live in freedom today and in the minds of the future generations.

No other county has a Roll of Honour such as this as it covers all conflicts from the Boer War to the present day. 

  • 22,633 People listed under WW1
  • 7,154 From WW2
  • 14 From the Boer War
  • Other conflicts 28
  • 932 Civilians
  • In total 30,761 are listed in The Cheshire Roll Of Honour

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The website is now collecting the names of men who fought and returned home so if you can add to the information with any of you own family then please get in touch with Stephen Benson via the Contact form 

History for Ukraine

History For Ukraine is like Live Aid for history lovers.


A stellar line-up of leading historians and genealogists from all over the world, and over 24 hours, theyโ€™ll be live-streaming their talks for your entertainment.

Thereโ€™s no charge to watch, and throughout the live stream, you'll be inviting you to donate to the JustGiving page, with all funds being passed to the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.


See the press release below and keep your eyes on the website for more information ๐Ÿ‘‰




Free access to Ancestry
Now until Thursday 17 March, get free access to over 350 MILLION global immigration records.
๐‘๐ž๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ญ - access is via a Free Ancestry account, so if you don't have one you need to sign up.
Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until 17 March 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET [NOTE - GMT is 5 hours ahead of EasternTime].
After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Ancestryยฎ World Explorer or All Access membership.
Family and Local History in the City

The Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society - History in the City Fair


To be held in the Performance Space at Manchester Central Library

Saturday, 26th March. 

The Fair will be open to the public from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.  


FHSC will be there 


For those not familiar with Manchester or the Central Library then the maps below show the library in the general area and also of the interior indicating where the exhibition will take place.





US National Archives Genealogy Series: 1950 Census
Throughout March/April/May the US National Archives are presenting a series of free talks via YouTube on the 1950 US Census, which is due to be released on April 1st
This series includes free to download PDFs of all the various presentation slides and handouts. 
There is a full programme timetable at the link below - well worth a visit if you have US Ancestry
The Farm at Tatton Park is looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Open Day - March 12th from 1pm 


If youโ€™re interested in volunteering at the farm please take a look at the roles in the poster below and join us on 12th March at our open day.

Email if youโ€™d like to attend/for more information

OR contact our very own Dave Thomas on  - Dave as many of you will know is a volunteer teamsman at the farm.