Events Help

You will notice that there are basically three different types of events; in-person, Group Zoom Meeting or FHSC Seminars. 

  • For the in-person events, you just need to make a note of the time and place and attend on the evening
  • Group Zooms - contact the group leader to ask to be sent the Zoom links for the meeting
  • FHSC Seminars - are organised slightly differently and you need to register beforehand via the website. Registration for each Seminar opens on the 1st of the month, you will be notified by newsletter. Simply log in using your user name and password, scroll down to the Seminar event, click on the blue title and then click on the Join button, followed by the Save button, you will receive a confirmation email and the Zoom links will be sent out 2 days prior to the meeting.

Click on individual events for more details

  • June 2022
  • From 14 June 2022 19:15 until 14 June 2022 21:15
    At St Paul's St, Crewe CW1 2QA, UK Categories: Crewe Group Events Tags: Crewe, Nantwich
    We aim to share the information that we have to search the 1921 census published by Find My Past. Exact format of the meeting will be published at a later date. The choice of topic was as a direct resut of the first Crewe face-to-face meeting in April.
  • From 21 June 2022 19:15 until 21 June 2022 21:15
    At Internet Categories: Crewe Group Events Tags: Crewe, Nantwich
    Joint Crewe and Nantwich meeting via zoom England's First Warranted Policewoman – Bob Knowles Wirral born Edith Smith [1876-1923] was the first woman to become a warranted police officer. Born into humble beginnings, Edith worked as a nurse and a midwife until the outbreak of the First World War. This would prove to be a turning point in the life of Edith as it marked the formation of the Women Police Volunteers [WPV] in London and the rest as they say is history . Please email to register an interset in attending this event, adding zoom June 21 in the subject line. You will be forwarded joining details a few days before the meeting
  • July 2022
  • From 12 July 2022 19:15 until 12 July 2022 21:15
    My great aunt Constance was a woman of high social status, a wife of a British official, born in 1898 this is her account of her life in Burma and the story of a civilian trek in 1942 involving thousands of people who had to face for the first time in their lives, an arduous hike across some of the world's most treacherous terrain, dealing with monsoon climatic rivers, jungles and steep mountain ranges and dangerous wildlife. We learn how Rangoon was at that time the world's busiest immigration port with millions arriving into this rich, stylish and exciting destination and how Burma was recognised as the most beautiful country in South East Asia. We discocer how living in Rangoon throughout its heyday of the 1930s meant a charmed life, one that was filled with opulence, bon viveur and style. We then learn how life can change overnight and the juxtapose of a situation where there was no possibility of turning back but only in moving forward. This is an hour talk with time for Q & A at the end. Please email Margaret Spate at to express an interest in attending this zoom meeting. Please include Zoom July 12 in the subject line. I will forward joining details a few days before the meeting
  • August 2022
  • From 16 August 2022 19:15 until 16 August 2022 21:15
    It all started with a letter from Colditz”. It is the story of Charles Lockett who was born in Cheshire and was a POW in Colditz. It also tells the story of Peter Lockett, his brother, who was a POW for most of the war in Zagan where the Great Escape took place. If you wish to attend please email Margaret Spate adding August 16th. in the subject line. Joining details will be sent out a few days before the meeting
  • From 17 August 2022 19:15 until 17 August 2022 21:15
    Rebecca currently holds a chair in Law at Exeter University and specialises in the history of marriage in England and Wales. She has published extensively and her monograph Marriage Law & Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment is widely accepted among legal historians as having overturned previous understandings of the history of common law marriage. She has appeared a number of times on the popular BBC series Who Do You Think You Are?, drawing on her research into the law relating to bigamy and divorce to provide advice to Kim Cattrall, Martin Shaw, Maggie Beer and Olivia Colman on their ancestors’ legal entanglements. She has also appeared on A House Through Time, Historic Houses, Harlots, Heroines and Housewives, and Heirhunters. This presentation will aim to help the family historian unravel tricky points of legal history relating to divorce, cohabitation, and bigamy. ***** This event is for members only and registration opens on Monday 1st.August and closes on Monday 15th. August REMBEMBER you need to be logged into the website using your user name and password to register, Then please click on the title of this Seminar, then click ‘Join’, followed by ‘Save’ – You will receive an email confirmation of your request to attend the talk and the zoom links/meeting protocol will be forwarded 2 days prior to the talk. If you run into any difficulties with this then please contact us on the dedicated seminar email address – or see the 'Seminar Talks and how to Register' section under 'Online Talks and Meetings' in the FAQ section of the website. The Seminar series is co-ordinated by Margaret Spate, Jean Laidlaw and Margaret Roberts and ALL correspondence, queries etc should be sent to the dedicated email address -
  • September 2022
  • From 13 September 2022 19:15 until 13 September 2022 21:15
    Else Churchill is the Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists (SoG) in London and a member of the Lords Chancellor’s Advisory Council on National Records and Archives. She has over 30 years of experience as a genealogist. Formerly a professional genealogical librarian and researcher, Else has worked for the SoG since 1994. She now leads on external liaison, representation and communications; the Society's education and publishing programmes as well as being the Society's subject specialist. Else will discuss the online digital collections of the Society of Genealogists Library. In addition to providing a library and research facility for family history, the Society holds some unique records and archives. While not a public archive per se the SoG is often an archive of last resort, providing a home for records that might otherwise have been destroyed. Many of the SoG's digital collections are produced as a result of volunteer projects, which have been powering away at home during lockdown. Please email Margaret Spate at using Zoom Sept.13 in the subject line to express an interest in attending this meeting. I will forward joining instructions a few days before the meeting
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