Who Are We?

  • The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy.
  • The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and also the North West Group of Family History Societies.
  • 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.
  • You can keep up to date with us via Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) - see the links at the bottom of this page
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Why you should join?

  • Four copies a year of our society magazine the Cheshire Ancestor (SAMPLE).
  • Members only web site content e.g., research guides and information.and much more.
  • NEW -  Monthly Zoom Seminar Series: 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Well known speakers on a wide range of topics of interest to all. 
  • Surname interests being researched by other members.
  • Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres.
  • An interesting programme of  both live and Zoom events organised by our groups
  • Help and advice at group meetings and via the online forum.
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Where Are Our Groups?

See the Groups menu above to find the locations of all our groups across the county or try the FHSC Map to see them plotted on a map.




Runcorn Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month except January.

 I am pleased to announce that our new venue will be St Edwards Church Hall, Ivy Street, Runcorn  WA7 5NZ and for the present we will continue to meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month except January  starting at 7:00pm.

We have had two meetings at the new venue, and it is a greaf improvement on Churchill Hall, we have access to Wi-Fi and there is a large TV to display any presentations and there is plenty of parking space and easy access to the building

Next Meetings

May 4th               Historical Surname Distribution - A Powerful Research Tool for Family Historians by Tony Cox

 Jun 1st TBA        We will be having a speaker  

Jul 6th                 Bob Knowles will give a talk entitled "Edith Smith, the first female warranted police officer"

Aug 3rd               AGM 


We are looking for new people to join us, all posts are available at the AGM if you fancy being part of, and working with friendly people with the same hobby then come along and join us, its better doing it as a group than alone.  














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