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Who Do You Think You Are line-up for 2024

The 2024 series will mark 20 years of the programme and the new series will be broadcast in the 'summer'! 

The seven celebrities taking part are - 

Melanie Chisholm, known as Mel C, rose to fame as Sporty Spice in 90s girl band the Spice Girls

Singer-songwriter Olly Murs, a runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009 and now a judge on The Voice

Actor Vicky McClure starred in the This Is England series and BBC crime drama Line of Duty

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is a retired track and field athlete specialising in the heptathlon and 100 metre hurdles. She won the gold medal in heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympics. 

TV star Gemma Collins who ose to fame on reality show The Only Way Is Essex 

Comedian, actor, writer, and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness 

Actor Rose Ayling-Ellis is best known for playing Frankie Lewis in EastEnders and winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, where she appeared as the programme’s first deaf contestant.

Ancestry offers free access to over 400 million military records to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day

Ancestry is offering free access to its entire international military collection from June 5th to June 11th to commemorate the 80th anniversaryof D-Day

To find out more here 👉https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/ancestry-free-records-d-day

As always, if you do sign up for this offer, mind the T&Cs 

Free online events for June

1st of the month, white rabbits and all that - also my usual list of free online events.

Please note that there are no events from the The National Archives this month, this is because they have paused all online public talks due to take place during the pre-election period. As a government department, The National Archives is bound by government guidelines and much of their usual work is paused during the official pre-election period until the new government is formed.

As always the link below each event has more information and full registration details, Enjoy and do report back on anything that you attended.

 

Wed 5 Jun 2024 15:00 BST 

Exploring the Climate Resources at the National Library of Scotland

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-the-climate-resources-at-the-national-library-of-scotland-tickets-884097949767

 

Thu 6 Jun 2024 18:30 BST 

Live Stream of ‘Maggie & Me, from Page to Stage’

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/livestream-of-maggie-me-from-page-to-stage-tickets-862054788077

 

Tue 11 Jun 2024 10:00 BST

Reading from the archives: A World of Sport

Norfolk Record Office

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-from-the-archives-a-world-of-sport-online-tickets-835942806437

 

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

 

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

 

Thu 13 Jun 2024 BST 19:00 BST

Photo Restoration

By Glamorgan FHS

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photo-restoration-tickets-905198582327

 

Fri 14 Jun 2024 14:00 BST

Getting Published: A Guide to Monograph Publishing

by Royal Historical Society  

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-published-a-guide-to-monograph-publishing-tickets-867369334027

 

Wed 19 Jun 2024 15:00 BST

Introduction of 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-875907160897

 

Wed 26 Jun 2024 10:00 BST

Reading from the archives: Writing Home

Norfolk Record Office

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-from-the-archives-writing-home-online-tickets-911966756117

 

Wed 26 Jun 2024 15:00 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-884044299297

 

Fri 28 Jun 2024 14:00 BST

Family History: Using military history records

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/family-history-using-military-history-records-tickets-865382591627

 

 

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

Wed 3 Jul 2024 18:30 BST

On the Challenges and Purposes of Global History

by Royal Historical Society  

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rhs-prothero-lecture-peter-frankopan-online-tickets-905962156197

 

Wed 10 Jul 2024 19:30 BST

The Waiting Game: the untold story of women who served the Tudor Queens

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-waiting-game-the-untold-story-of-women-who-served-the-tudor-queens-tickets-912646699847

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