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British History Online website

Some news from the British History Online which you may like to take advantage of - 

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Wirral History and Heritage Fair 2024

 The Wirral History and Heritage Association annual Fair takes place this Saturday 23rd March at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight between 10am - 4pm


FHSC along with other Historical Societies will be in attendance


Admission is free, as is the parking and the site is level access with a cafe - a good day out in other words! 

The venue postcode is CH62 5DH, [Bolton Road, Bebington] just off the A41, 5 minutes walk from Port Sunlight Station

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New feature on National Library of Scotland Map Images

The National Library of Scotland Map Collections have just added a new feature to their Map Images Website

You can now search by postcode in the Map Finder or Georeferenced Viewers.

Find out more here 👉

Watch out also for our May Seminar, when Chris Fleet from the National Libraries of Scotland is coming to talk to us about the map images collection, how to use it and get the best out of this wonderful free resource. Full details will be out soon but keep 15th May free! 

The National Archives seeks bidders to digitise Home Guard records

The National Archives (TNA) has announced a contract to digitise, transcribe and publish the four million records of the Home Guard in the Second World War and 1950s.

The records are among 14 million records of personnel who served in all branches of the armed forces between 1920 and 1963 which are currently being transferred from the Ministry of Defence to TNA.

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Guinness employee records go online

Over 1.6 million historic records of employees at Dublin’s famous Guinness Storehouse have been published online in time for St Patrick’s Day.

The records were digitised by family history website Ancestry in partnership with the Guinness Storehouse Archives.

Ancestry has added two sets of records – ‘Guinness Trade Ledgers, 1860-1960’ (consisting of 1,452,426 records) and ‘Guinness Employee Records, 1799-1939’ (consisting of 204,605 records).

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A New Website for Exploring Historical Newspapers - by MyHeritage
Existing MyHeritage users can log in to with their MyHeritage account credentials, and new users registering via can use the same login credentials to access MyHeritage.
Watch out for the T&Cs as always
Free Online Events for March
First of the month and my usual list of free online events that members may be interested in.
I have added a few for the beginning of April as I had a few comments from members that they had missed booking talks for the start of the month as they were already fully booked by the time I had advertised them 
Full details in the link under each talk heading 
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