The site offers a number of Newsletters, each for a specific purpose. Each is linked to a list of users (mailing list) that want to take that newsletter. The volume of newsletter lists is to ensure you only get email into your inbox that is of interest to you.

The majority of emails are there for you to subscribe to but there are a few that we automatically subscribe you to when you join the site for the first time. This is to ensure we have an immediate channel of communication open, even if you later decide to unsubscribe from it.

You can find the list of newsletters available to you by going to My Newsletters.

This page allows you to manage your subscriptions i.e;

  • subscribe/unsubscribe to each newsletter
  • decide whethe to receive HTML or ext based emails

Each newsletter you receive will give you a link to use to unsubscribe from further newsletters of that type if you wish. this is a legal requirement with regard to bulk email.

The list of available newsletters will vary depending on type of membership and which FHSC Groups you are following, e.g. to be able to subscribe to the Macclesfield Group Newsletter you need to be affiliated to them or be following them.


NB: The most important Newsletter for members who have signed up for Digital Cheshire Ancestor is :

FHSC Digital Cheshire Ancestor Recipients

as without subscribing to this you wont know when the next edition has been published.


I have created a customised template for all of our newsletters. It will contain information personal to your account so that you can be assured it is from us. This includes:

- your real name as registered with us

- your website user name

- the date you last logged in


Hopefully this will assure you of the origin.

All links will be either to a valid email address or start with a dedicated fhsc sub domain that you can check by hovering the cursor over without clicking on it. They will all start:

followed by a number of other characters depending on what the link will take you to. If it doesnt start with  the above its' not from us and you should use the Contact Us facility on the website to contact the webmaster.


As a further check ALL valid newsletters sent from us to you will be available to you in archive form on the website.


Check out My Newsletter Archive on the My Membership menu. You will be able to get to all the newsletters you have ever received, even if you have subsequently unsubscibed.