in Cheshire

Latest news from the FHSC

Webtember is back for 2022
Webtember from Legacy Family Tree is back for 2022:
All Genealogy: All September Long.

The Schedule

Friday, September 2, 2022

10:15 am

10 Best Self-Publishing Tips for Family Historians

Lisa Alzo


Changing Places, Changing Borders: Overcoming geographic challenges

Dave Obee


Tracing migrating ancestors: Who, what, where, when, why and how

Myko Clelland


Descendants of the Enslaved and Enslavers – Working Together to Discover Family

Sharon Batiste Gillins and Cheri Hudson Passey


What You Can Learn from Lineage Societies…Without Being a Member!

Elizabeth M. O’Neal


Italian Civil Marriage Supplements

Suzanne Russo Adams, AG

Friday, September 9, 2022

10:15 am

Delivering the Mail: Records of the United States Post Office

Michael L. Strauss, AG


What’s Next When You Are Told Those Records Were “Burnt Up”?

J. Mark Lowe, FUGA


An introduction to Filae: the largest source of French archives

Emmanuel Condamine


Understanding and Using Scottish Kirk Session Records

Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv


Settlers in California’s Sacramento Delta – History and Resources

Grant Din


Entering the Old Northwest Territory

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

Friday, September 16, 2022

10:15 am

Germany to Pennsylvania: 18th Century Odyssey

James M. Beidler


Using Google Books to Find the Law

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL


The Pros and Cons of Collaboration on

E. Randol Schoenberg


Essential Immigration Records for Researching Your Mexican Ancestors

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS


Famine and Family History

Wayne Shepheard


Can Americans get a legal Coat of Arms from Scotland?

Dr. Bruce Durie

Friday, September 23, 2022

10:15 am

Strategies to Jumpstart Your Research

Teri E. Flack


A Deep Dive into the Map Collection of the Library of Congress

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA


Documenting Cemeteries with BillionGraves

Cathy Wallace


Mastering Digital Filing for Genealogists

Cyndi Ingle


Swedish-American Church Books – Great Genealogical Source!

Kathy Meade


Documenting Jewish Families in America: The Early Years 1654-1880

Ellen S. Kowitt


Fruit of the Earth: Using Deeds to Uncover Your Ancestors

Robyn Smith

Friday, September 30, 2022

10:15 am

The Top Ten DNA Do’s and Don’ts!

Michelle Leonard


Separate Even in Death – Black Funerals and Cemeteries

Janice Lovelace, PhD


Indirect Evidence, A Case Study: The Parents of Elizabeth Wingate in Maryland (1795–1860)

Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL


50 Mostly “Hot off the Press” Net Sites You Want to Check Out!

Diane L. Richard


Four Keys to Creating Complete and Accurate Transcriptions (and Why You Should)

Shannon Green, CG


The Tennessee State Library and Archives: A Mega Archives for Your Tennessee Ancestors

Melissa Barker

 Scottish Indexes Conference
Don’t miss the Scottish Indexes Conference on 3 September 2022 - It’s free and timezone friendly!
Here are the presentations you can look forward to:
‘Scottish Research Resources Before 1800’ by Chris Paton
‘Traquair's Tenants, Cottars and Workers’ by Margaret Fox
‘The Society for One-Place Studies’ by Jane Harris
‘A Better Class of Lunatic?’ by Catriona Haine
‘Ich bin ein Berliner: (re)uniting 5 half-siblings from 4 different mothers’ by Michael Tobias
‘Making Sense of the Scottish Census’ by Emma Maxwell
‘Tracing a Building Through Time’ by Graham Maxwell
This is a free and time-zone friendly event, all presentations will be shown between 7 am UK time and 3 pm UK time, then start again between 3 pm and 11 pm.
This means that if you are in New Zealand or Australia you can join us on your evening of Saturday 3 September. If you are on the east coast of America the 3 pm session begins at 10 am your time. A full schedule will be posted in a variety of time zones so that you can plan your day.
You're Dead To Me

A new series of the popular BBC Rdaio 4 series You're Dead To Me has begun

The first episode is an very interesting one on the History of Timekeeping - Greg Jenner is joined by Dr David Rooney and Desiree Burch at the literal beginning of time to explore the history of timekeeping.

Covering everything from the origins of timekeeping to time in space, we even learn how you can smell the time! Above all, we finally find out who you can blame for daylight savings and the real reason it was invented. Link to listen 👉  

Link to listen to previous episodes 👉

Cathedral exhibition offers second chance to experience medieval Chester

A free exhibition winding the clock back to the Middle Ages with the help of today’s technology is opening at Chester Cathedral after captivating Museum visitors.


Featuring new virtual reconstructions of landmark Chester buildings in the 14th Century and bringing medieval and early modern artefacts rarely displayed to light, Medieval Chester Retold moves to Chester Cathedral from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Organised by the University of Chester and partners, the exhibition provides another chance to discover a new perspective of the city’s past, following a successful two-month run at the Grosvenor Museum. Visitors are again invited to step back in time and experience the medieval city with stunning digital recreations on screen of the city’s Water Tower and St John the Baptist Church, accompanied by specially-built backdrops.


Find out more 👉

Major new update from FindMyPast with the launch of TreeSearch
A major new update from FindMyPast now allows members to search for ancestors in other members’ family trees.


Find out more by clicking on the link below which will lead you to a Family Tree magazine blog 



Britain's Secret War Babies?

Britain’s Secret War Babies airs on Channel 4 at 9pm on Wednesday 17 August

The programme follows the true stories of two children of African-American GIs from the Second World War and British mothers

To find out more read the blog from Who Do You Think You Are magazine here 👉



Cheshire History Day 2022
The Cheshire Local History Association - 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲 this year is on 29th October 2022 at The Grange Theatre, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Cheshire CW8 1LU
9.45am – 4.30pm
The theme of the day will be:
"𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐞"
Details of speakers and how to book, although those details are not available as yet  👉