Welcome to the Family History Society of Cheshire
Some of the benefits of joining our friendly group
1. Four copies a year of our ‘Award Winning’ magazine the Cheshire Ancestor packed full of articles, events and reports from our groups, and our computer supplement called 'Net That Serf'. You can download a sample version here: pdf Cheshire Ancestor Sample ( 1.59 MB )
2. Growing members only content via our website eg, research guides and information, and surnames being researched by other members.
3. Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres at Mobberley and Crewe with FREE access to Ancestry, FindMyPast and the Genealogist.
4. Our groups are all spread geographically throughout the county: each of which has an interesting programme of events throughout the year.The opportunity to receive help and advice, and to meet people with a common interest at our group meetings, fairs, conferences and seminars. Click on any groups you are interested in.
The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy, and we now have members worldwide. As well as helping people with ancestors in Cheshire, we also assist members living locally whose ancestors originated elsewhere.
The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and also the North West Group of Family History Societies.
It is a registered charity (No. 515168). All our officers and officials are unpaid volunteers, helping in their spare time.
We produce a large number of Publications relating to Cheshire family history, including marriage census indexes, monumental inscriptions and parish register transcripts.
Members are also invited to participate in our Society's numerous Projects, which include indexing of parish registers, transcribing gravestone inscriptions and inputting data for publication.
Members will also have the opportunity of joining our various discussion forums.
There are a number of help articles call Frequently Asked Questions that can be found by clicking here.