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Family History Federation: Really Useful Podcast , Series 2

 Episode 1: Beginning Your Family History 


Joe Saunders is joined by:

Mish Holman, professional genealogist who is particularly interested in theatre ancestors and census enumerators []

Kelly Cornwell, professional family historian, blogger and speaker []

Jane Hough, amateur genealogist, blogger & FHSC member []

Andrew Martin, family historian, author, digital archivist and host of The Family Histories Podcast []


Every family historian has a story about how they got into family history. We share our experiences of starting out with this great hobby and share tips for others who are just beginning.


Link to listen and also catch up with Series one if you have not done so already ๐Ÿ‘‰


Cheshire Connection to Queen's Funeral
An interesting Cheshire connection to the Queen's funeral on Mondsay 19th September.
Thanks to Crewe in the Past facebook member Michael Walker for posting this orginally -
John Ellerton was a clergyman and prolific Hymn writer. In 1860, he became chaplain for Lord Crewe and Vicar of Crewe Green.
As chairman of the education committee at the Mechanics Institute he reorganised and made it arguably the best in the country. he also taught there himself.
His best known Hymn is "The day hou gavest Lord is ended."
He is purported to have composed the Hymn in his head while walking from Crewe Green Vicarage down Hungerford Road as the sun went down.
Link to learn more about John Ellerton ๐Ÿ‘‰
๐Ÿ“ท c/o Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons & FHSC
Development of a new History Centre in Chester

Invitation to a Public Consultation

The development of a new History Centre | Lightfoot Street | Chester 

Wednesday 21st September 2022 | 2pm - 7pm
Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road, CH2 3AP


Cheshire Archives - Chester Consultation Leaflet.pdf


Download document via the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰

Trade Union Journals Free Online

The Modern Records Centre [MRC] at Warwick University has digitised 100,000 pages of union journals. 


Since shifting its approach on digitisation to make as many union journals as possible available online, the MRC has managed to scan a vast quantity of material and make it available free of charge to researchers Link to a blog from the Society for the Study of Labout History



Direct link to the MRC database ๐Ÿ‘‰

FHF - Really Useful Show 2022

Bringing you up-to-date with the 2022 FHF REALLY USEFUL Family History Show

Keynote Speakers- 


Diahan Southard with 
Connecting Your DNA Matches



Paul Nixon with 
British Army Detective โ€“ Piecing Together the Jigsaw



Talks and Presenters - 

David Turner
Forgotten Staff: Victorian and Edwardian Railwaywomen

Sophie Kay
Just a Job? Revitalise your family history with occupational research

Janet Pennington
Shops and Shopping:
The Small Shop through the Ages

John Titterton
Making the Most of a Will

Gill Thomas
Migration and Wales

Julie Goucher
Researching European Ancestors

Helen Baggott
Posted in the Past

Wayne Shepheard
Impacts on Families during the Industrious Revolution

Linda Hammond
The Hidden Secrets of the 1939 National Register of England and Wales

Penny Walters
Turning your Tree into a Talk


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Booking of practical workshops
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