Ever wished you could have a Cheshire research buddy? Other FHSC members who perhaps know a little more about the area your ancestors hail from, who live in the town or parish, could point you in the right direction for records or even pop out to take a picture of a gravestone or a building, or who may even be a long lost relative?
This new FHSC initiative will offer just that – a chance for members to help each other and in the process become better family historians.
Starting in May our Publicity Officer, Margaret Roberts, will be running a monthly Zoom Helpdesk based on a particular parish/village/area, industry or surname interest. The idea is that members who are researching the topic of the month can come along to ask for help, share knowledge, offer assistance and generally support each other.
The meetings will take place on the last Saturday of the month at 2pm, except for October when it is usually our AGM. The dates and topics of the first two meetings are shown below. These are both places that are often mentioned as those that members are researching in and need help with.
- May 27th: Sandbach
- June 24th Malpas
In order to make sure the places and topics that members want are covered, please email Margaret on with ideas for future meeting topics. Watch out for further updates as the list is compiled. Margaret also asks that those who wish to attend and who have a research question to email that question in advance so that it can be shared with other attendees beforehand.
FHSC members will need to register to attend, in the same way that you do for the Seminar series. Pop along to the FHSC website, click on Events at the top of the page and scroll down until you find the Cheshire Research Buddies listing, click on the blue title, then click on 'Join' followed by 'Save'.
PLEASE only register if you plan to attend the meetings, as numbers will be limited. Registration is open now and closes at 10am on the day of the meeting