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Latest news re Cheshire Records Office

Please note that the Cheshire Records Office will now close from 8th August, when access to the collections at the Records Office will be on hold until the new centres open in Crewe and Chester from Winter 2025/26. 

For more infomation  👉https://www.cheshirearchives.org.uk/about-us/about-us.aspx

Remember that you can get help from FHSC Research Centres at Crewe and Mobberley, where our knowledgeable volunteers are always keen to help. 

 

Chester Festival of Ideas: 4-7th July 2024

The Festival of Ideas is a programme of free, inclusive, and accessible public events on a wide range of themes in and around Chester, co-created by the University of Chester, alongside other including the Grosvenor Museum, Chester Market and Chester Cathedral

For full deatils, whats on etc then click on the Event webpage link 👉https://festivalofideas.chester.ac.uk/

 

Discover Lindow
 
This May and June Cheshire Arichives will be joining in marking the anniversary of the discovery of Lindow man by sharing the story of the Lindow Moss landscape and its people from their collections.
 
Historic photos, maps, artefacts and a film will be on display at Wilmslow Library between the Tuesday, 7 May - Friday, 14 June so why not drop in and find out all about peat cutting, ‘common’ life and ancient bog bodies!
 
Free Online Events for May

1st of the month means my usual list of free to attend online events, I hope you find something to enjoy, please let me know 

Full details in link under each event

Wed 1 May 2024 15:00 BST

Women’s Lives and Writing: Online Resources

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-tickets-850674559507

 

Thu 2 May 2024 14:00 BST

Treasures: Life in the 20th Century

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treasures-life-in-the-20th-century-tickets-862048419027

 

Fri 3 May 2024 14:00 BST

The Blazing world: A New History of Revolutionary England

with Jonathan Healey

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-blazing-world-a-new-history-of-revolutionary-england-tickets-825078801907

 

Fri 3 May 2024 18:00 BST

Possible Maps: Ways of Knowing and Unknowing at the Edge of the Empire

A Lecture by Professor Julia Laite

by Royal Historical Society

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/possible-maps-lecture-with-professor-julia-laite-online-tickets-823901400267

 

Wed 8 May 2024 13:00 BST

The Growth of Genetic Genealogy

Library Association of Ireland Genealogy and Local Studies Group

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-growth-of-genetic-genealogy-tickets-887656302897

 

Wed 8 May 2024 16:00 BST

Researching Gender & Sexuality

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-gender-sexuality-tickets-857069466847

 

Fri 10 May 2024 14:00 BST

Mary I

with Alison Weir

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-i-with-alison-weir-tickets-825122723277

 

Sat, 11 May 2024 14:00 BST

19th Century Book and Bust; Exploring Business and Family Fortunes

by Oldham & District Branch of MLFHS

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/19th-century-boom-and-bust-exploring-business-and-family-fortunes-tickets-873955984877

 

Wed 15 May 2024 15:00 BST

Introduction to Family History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-tickets-840041515787

 

Wed 22 May 2024 14:00 BST

Navigating the Maps Website

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/navigating-the-maps-website-tickets-841449045747

 

Thu 23 May 2024 18:00 BST

Making the Rounds, Stories of Workhouse Nursing

by Royal College of Nursing Library and Museum

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-the-rounds-stories-of-workhouse-nursing-online-tickets-885445149277

 

Fri 24 May 2024 10:00 BST

Maps for Local and Family History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maps-for-family-and-local-history-tickets-851484682607

 

Wed 29 May 2024 15:00 BST

Women’s Lives and Writing

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-tickets-850681379907

 

Wed, 29 May 2024 19:30 BST

SAS Great Escapes

with Damien Lewis

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sas-great-escapes-with-damien-lewis-tickets-754474863627

 

Advanced notice of talks taking place early in June that may interest members:

Fri 7 Jun 2024 14:00 BST

Using Discovery: The National Archives Online Catalogue

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-discovery-the-national-archives-online-catalogue-tickets-845836709367

 

Wed 12 Jun 2024 15:00 BST

Researching Gender & Sexuality

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-gender-sexuality-tickets-893733981397

 

 

Free access to Australia and New Zealand records for Anzac Day on MyHeritage

Press Release;

In honour of Anzac Day, all 130 million historical records from Australia and New Zealand on MyHeritage will be free to access from April 23–28, 2024.

Over the past year, MyHeritage have expanded their collection to include a vast array of historical newspapers. This new collection comprises over 24 million pages from 1,705 newspaper titles, covering every state and territory in Australia.

They also host many essential military collections, including the esteemed Anzac Memorial records and the comprehensive Australian World War II Nominal Roll, 1939–1945.

These resources, among others available on MyHeritage, can illuminate Australian and New Zealander relatives’ military service and contribute to a richer understanding of their lives.

PLEASE NOTE:  you may have to sign up for a free trial to view records, so be mindful of the T&Cs 

Link 👉 https://www.myheritage.com/research/catalog?location=Oceania

 

Letters of George Herbert Leigh-Mallory published

The letters of George Herbert Leigh-Mallory (1886 –1924), mountaineer who participated in the first 3 British Mount Everest expeditions, have been published on the Magdalene College, Cambridge website.

The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence between Mallory and his wife Ruth from the time of their engagement in 1914 until his death on Everest in 1924. Among them is the very last letter he wrote to her before his final Everest summit attempt.

Link 👉https://magdalene.maxarchiveservices.co.uk/index.php/mallory-george-herbert-leigh

📸@Heritarcheshire

Latest news re Cheshire Records Office Closure

Hot off the press this morning [17th April]

 

The Record Office will now close to research visitors on Thursday 25 July, not 27 June as originally planned. There has been a small delay in getting the sites ready for our contractor to start work. 

All online services are unaffected, and we will continue to respond to research and digitisation requests. Please let me know if you or your members have any questions.

An amazing set of WWI artifacts

These amazing treasurers, a set of WWI dog tags and medals together with the envelope they were delivered in, were brought into the Crewe Research Centre today by a FHSC member.  We are helping Sue to research her family history, and these belonged to an ancestor, who happily survived the war.

The dog tags, over 100 years old, astounded us all, they were very light in weight but perfectly preserved and have obviously been treasured by the family – it was a privilege to be able to hold such a tangible set of artifacts from WWI

Find your postal worker ancestors for free

The Addressing Health Data Mapper is a tool to present and share data generated by the Addressing Health project. The project examines the health of UK postal workers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It uses information about sickness-related absences and retirement derived from pension records and other sources of evidence.

Find out more and access the data base at this link 👉https://data.addressinghealth.org.uk/

British Placename Mapper

Members may be interested in this new little webapp -  British Placename Mapper - created by Robin Wilson, It allows you to search for place names that match various criteria (starts with 'great', ends with 'burgh' etc) and plot them on an interactive map

Link to try it out 👉https://placenames.rtwilson.com/

Image is of placename search I did for places ending in 'wich' 

 

Free Online Events for April

1st of the month means my usual list of free to attend online events, I hope you find something to enjoy, please let me know 

Full details in link under each event

 

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 19:30 BST

M19: Escape and Evasion in the Second World War with Helen Fry

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mi9-escape-and-evasion-in-the-second-world-war-tickets-753934858457

 

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 19:30 BST

Great and Horrible News: Murder and Mayhem in Early Modern Britain with Blessin Adams

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/great-and-horrible-news-murder-and-mayhem-in-early-modern-britain-tickets-825107046387

 

Sat, 13 Apr 2024 14:00 BST

Manorial Records of Chadderton

by Oldham & District Branch of MLFHS

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manorial-records-of-chadderton-foxdenton-hall-an-illustrated-presentation-tickets-855306884917

 

Wed 17 Apr 2024 13:00 BST

The Norfolk Historic Environment Record

by Norfolk Record Office

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-norfolk-historic-environment-record-nher-online-tickets-835958944707

 

Wed 17 Apr 2024 15:00 BST

Introduction to Family History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-tickets-840095888417

 

Thu 18 Apr 2024 13:00 BST

Re-Mapping Past Weather & Climate

by John Rylands Library  

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-mapping-past-weather-and-climate-tickets-827172734917

 

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 14:00 BST

Captives: Prisoners of War and Internees 1939-45

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/captives-prisoners-of-war-and-internees-1939-45-tickets-754512887357

 

Wed 24 Apr 2024 14:00 BST

Maps for Family and Local History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maps-for-family-and-local-history-tickets-844827811727

 

Wed 24 Apr 2024 17:30 BST

Livestream of ‘Treasures: Byron’s Life in Letters’

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/livestream-of-treasures-byrons-life-in-letters-tickets-849314210667

 

Thu 25 Apr 2024 14:00 BST

Podcasting History

by Royal Historical Society

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/podcasting-history-tickets-860800075197Thu 28 Apr 2024 13:00 BST

 

Thu 28 Apr 2024 13:00 BST

Fossil Histories in the Archives

by John Rylands Library  

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fossil-histories-in-the-archives-tickets-827180939457

 

 

Advanced notice of talks taking place early in May that may interest members:

 

Wed 1 May 2024 15:00 BST

Women’s Lives and Writing: Online Resources

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-tickets-850674559507

 

Thu 2 May 2024 14:00 BST

Treasures: Life in the 20th Century

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treasures-life-in-the-20th-century-tickets-862048419027

 

Fri 3 May 2024 14:00 BST

The Blazing world: A New History of Revolutionary England with Jonathan Healey

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-blazing-world-a-new-history-of-revolutionary-england-tickets-825078801907

 

Fri 3 May 2024 18:00 BST

Possible Maps: Ways of Knowing and Unknowing at the Edge of the Empire by Professor Julia Laite

by Royal Historical Society

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/possible-maps-lecture-with-professor-julia-laite-online-tickets-823901400267

 

Wed 8 May 2024 16:00 BST

Researching Gender & Sexuality

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-gender-sexuality-tickets-857069466847

 

Fri 10 May 2024 14:00 BST

Mary I with Alison Weir

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-i-with-alison-weir-tickets-825122723277

 

Sat, 11 May 2024 14:00 BST

19th Century Book and Bust; Exploring Business and Family Fortunes

by Oldham & District Branch of MLFHS

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/19th-century-boom-and-bust-exploring-business-and-family-fortunes-tickets-873955984877