Members of the public can nominate archive services and professionals for recognition in three categories
The Archives and Records Association (ARA) is asking members of the public to nominate their favourite record-keeping service or record keeper for recognition in the ARA Excellence Awards.
The Awards are returning in 2022 after a two-year break during the covid pandemic.
For more deatils click on the following link https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/nominate-your-favourite-archive-for-an-ara-excellence-award/
Online conference on May 7th from Society of Genealogists and Family Hitory Federation
All welcome to come and listen to some fabulous young researchers
Cost just £1.50 and place must be pre-booked - details below - or download the PDG from the Public Docs area of the website -
A number of interesting free to attend online talks from various institutions -
Staffordshire History Day
Free Online Event via Zoom
7th May 2022
10am - 3:30pm
As many FHSC members also have an interest in neighbouring Staffordshire this event may be of intereest
The Staffordshire History Day is an annual event which brings together historians, researchers, local history societies and members of the public, together with their partners at Keele University and Birmingham University, to explore and discover the stories of the people and places of Staffordshire.
After a two year break Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service are hosting the History Day online for the first time.
You are invited to join via Zoom to celebrate our history and the new Staffordshire History Centre project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
10.00 Welcome and celebration of the Staffordshire History Centre Project - Joanna Terry, Head of Archives and Heritage
10.30 Research Paper: To put all to hazard: Motivations of Gentry Participants at the Battle of Blore Heath - Mark Hinsley, Keele University
10.45 Research Paper: A Moral Weapon: Recreational Reform and Wednesbury Town Hall Organ - Mie Berg, Midlands History Centre, Birmingham University
11.30 Keynote: Forging Ahead – Dr Malcolm Dick in Conversation with Dr Simon Briercliffe
12.15 Victoria County History News - Dr Andrew Sargent, Keele University
12:30 County Archaeology News - Shane Kelleher MCIfA, County Archaeologist
13.45 Welcome back - Joanna Terry, Head of Archives and Heritage
13.50 Keynote: A Case for the Ordinary: Staffordshire Asylums and the patient experience - Lucy Smith, PhD Researcher, Keele University
14.30 Keynote: Staffordshire Enamels: People, Place and Production - Dr John Grayson, Staffordshire University
Link to register and book your place - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staffordshire-history-day-tickets-313666824917
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers records are now listed on The National Archives’ catalogue and available to order
All British military service records after 1920 were previously held by the MOD in Glasgow.
Records of deceased servicemen and women can be ordered by their next of kin for a £30 fee.
The records are those in series WO 420 and relate to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) regiment.
The records added are of service personnel born more than 115 years ago so only servicemen born before 1917 are included, with more being added over the coming days, with relevant restrictions to protect individuals’ privacy.
To access service records for REME servicemen born later, you need to contact the Access Service Team at who will check whether the record includes sensitive medical information. For those born less than 100 years ago, you may be asked to provide a death certificate.
You can now access the records by searching for ‘WO 420’ in Discovery, TNA’s online catalogue, and browsing the record listings, which include each man’s name, date of birth and service number.
The actual service records are not available online.
To access a record, you must click ‘Details’ by the man’s name and follow the instructions to order a record to view at TNA’s buildings in London.
It is also possible to order a paper copy of a record using TNA’s record ordering service.
The record will take four working days to prepare.
With thanks to the WDYTYA magazine online for updated information