in Cheshire

Latest news from the FHSC

Free Access to Birth Records at My Heritage
Starting TODAY [April 18th 2021] MyHeritage are offering FREE access to birth records for a whole week 
MyHeritage’s collection of birth records includes 115 collections containing a total of 1,144,541,613 individual records from all over the world.
Some of the collections contain indexes which help you find out where the birth record is located, while others contain the actual image of the record.
Normally, birth records are free to search, but to view the full record or add it to your tree, you need a Data or Complete plan on MyHeritage.
This week, however, you’ll have full access to all these records absolutely free.
Read more at the link below, you will need to register/create a free account if you don't already have one

Cheshire Archives & Local Studies - Parkside Project needs your help!

Our popular volunteering project needs your help! You can help us work on our Parkside Asylum project from the comfort of your own home. Volunteers are shown a page relating to a patient who was admitted to Parkside Asylum in Macclesfield and are asked to provide answers based on the notes. Head to the project home page to learn more about the background of the project, the background of the asylum and to volunteer with us – no sign up required. This work will provide researchers with a detailed overview of Parkside and allow for in-depth research using the data created. 

FHF Really Useful Show
Don't forget the FHF Really Useful Show is on this coming Saturday 10th April.
It's a brand new set up for this iteration of the show, with lots of new features.
As usual FHSC will have a presence with our Treasurer David Smetham and Social Media Officer Margaret Roberts manning the virtual stall to chat with people about their Cheshire related ancestry
The direct link to the FHSC 'stall' is below
To find out more about the wealth of speakers and workshops and how to buy tickets click on the following link