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National Archives Autumn Online Programme

National Archives Autumn Online Programme
The Autumn series of Online talks from the National Archives are now available to book
 
There are some very special names joining the October and November events programme - scroll down to check them out:
 
๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง - The National Archives invite online event attendees to pay a nominal fee for their ticket, based on suggested amounts. Paying a fee is optional and entirely at the discretion of attendees. The income received helps to keep the programme going and ensures that they can continue to engage with as many people around the world as possible.
 
Certain events remain completely free of charge and all events are viewable for 48 hours after the published date and time, which means that attendees who cannot view the live event can catch up at their leisure.
 
List of talks with links in chronological order
 
 
๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐„๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ: ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ
Fri, 8 Oct 2021, 14:00 BST
Discover a fascinating story of spies, state secrets and the Soviet Union. Members of the Portland Spy ring, a notorious espionage case active at the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s to 1961, Harry Houghton and Ethel โ€˜Buntyโ€™ Gee were far from archetypal spies.
 
 
๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž: ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 19:30 BST
Cardiff, 1981. A group of women with hand-made banners embark on a march of over one hundred miles to Greenham Common military base โ€“ all in the name of nuclear peace. This protest against nuclear missiles led to the establishment of camps that, for nearly two decades, drew women from all over the world, provided a place for female voices to be heard, and paved the way for future female activists.
 
 
๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ฌ
Fri, 15 Oct 2021, 14:00 BST
Discover stories of the Black British population and their lives within Victorian Britain. Even in recent years, there has been a noticeable lack of progression in Black Historyโ€™s presence in British scholarship โ€“ there are multitudes of forgotten geographies of black men and women within Victorian society.
 
 
๐ˆ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฆ๐š ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 
Fri, 22 Oct 2021, 14:00 BST
London, 1938. Alma Fielding - an ordinary young woman - begins to experience truly bizarre supernatural events in her suburban home. Nandor Fodor โ€“ a Jewish Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research โ€“ begins to investigate the goings on. In doing so, he discovers a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss, and the foreshadowing of a nationโ€™s worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodorโ€™s obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed.
 
 
๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž: ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐š ๐…๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฏ๐ž
Wed, 27 October 2021, 16:00 โ€“ 17:00 BST
The Annual Digital Lecture showcases innovative digital research. This year's speaker is Lauren F. Klein, Emory University. As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, asymmetrical methods of application, and unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data scientists, digital humanists, and others who rely on data in their work to ignore. How can scholars, librarians, and archivists intervene?
 
 
๐„๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ ๐‘๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ : ๐€ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐–๐š๐ซ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž๐๐ฒ
Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 14:00 BST
A loving mother. A courageous idealist. The first woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder.
 
 
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒ: ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ž (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ)
Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 14:00 GMT
In November 1501, an extravagant ceremony took place that enthralled the nation and altered the course of English history. In an age when public perceptions of those in power were limited to how government touched everyday life, large and lavish state events were a way in which the common people could judge their leadersโ€™ qualities in a very different light
 
๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ' ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ: ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ฎ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ
Wed, 17 Nov 2021, 19:30 GMT
For centuries, disabled people and their history have been hidden in plain sight. Before the advent of modern medicine, any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death. The treatment of disabled people reveals a great deal about periods throughout history and contemporary wider societies
 
 

Free Online Lectures

Free Online Lectures

Free Online Lectures and Seminars from the Royal Historical Society 

 

 

 

Digging up Manchester: Industrial Archaeology and Heritage in the Shock City 

Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM โ€“ 6:30 PM BST

Presented by  Dr Michael Nevell, University of Salford. Dr Nevell is a landscape archaeologist with more than 29 yearsโ€™ experience in archaeology, as a consultant, lecturer, and researcher. His research interests include the archaeology of industrialisation, community archaeology and historic buildings. Dr Nevell has written extensively on industrial and landscape topics and several of his books have won awards from the Libraries Association and the Association for Industrial Archaeology. He is also the Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England, and provides support for industrial heritage sites and the organisations that run them, focusing on preserved, publicly accessible sites across England.  

Link for more information and to register ๐Ÿ‘‰  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-nineteenth-century-seminar-tickets-169877755941

 

 

Digital Sources for Womenโ€™s History in The Womenโ€™s Library and LSE holdings
 
Thursday 23 September, at 2.30pm BST
 
Dr Gillian Murphy, LSE Libraryโ€™s Curator for Equality, Rights and Citizenship, will speak on  digital sources for womenโ€™s history in the TWL and LSE holdings.
 
 
 
 
Explore Your Nursing Family History for Black History Month
 
Thursday 07 Oct 2021 18:00 - 19:15
 
Nursing often runs in families. Perhaps your grandmother or great-uncle was a nurse. But how would you go about uncovering their nursing stories? Every year in Black History Month the RCN Library and Archive are asked about the first nurses of colour working in British hospitals. The answer is that we only know a few of the many stories of black nurses in British history, from โ€œNurse Ophthalmicโ€ Annie Brewster who worked at the London Hospital from 1881 to 1902 to early registered nurses like Eva Lowe, who joined the nursing register in 1935. Join in to find out how to trace your nursing family history. TV director Tim Kirby will describe his work on the BBC documentary Our NHS: A Hidden History (available on BBC iPlayer). From one file in the National Archives, Tim managed to trace the stories of 30 nurses from Barbados. This will be followed by a practical lesson in using nursing registers to uncover your nurse ancestors with Teresa Doherty, Joint Head of the RCN Library and Archive Service. This session is open to everyone, but will be especially interesting to people of colour looking to find out more about the history of their families. Sign up to attend and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.
 
 
 
 
 

WDYTYA returns in October

WDYTYA returns in October
Breaking news: 'WDYTYA?' will return in October.
[No actual broadcast date given yet]
 
 
Dame Judi Dench and Ed Balls are the headline participants with Josh Widdicombe, Alex Scott, Joe Lycett, Pixie Lott and Joe Sugg also taking part
 
 
 
Don't forget that Nick Barratt is the guest speaker for our November seminar - see the Events page on the FHSC website: He will be talking 'Behind the Scenes of WDYTYA'
We couldn't have timed that better! โ˜บ๏ธ

Local Population Studies Society: Autumn Conference

Local Population Studies Society: Autumn Conference

The British Diaspora

This yearโ€™s autumn conference will be on Zoom on the afternoon of Saturday 9 October, with five exciting papers looking at networks and migrations.

The conference is free, but you need to register by email in advance, and the Zoom access codes will be circulated just before the conference. You can find the full programme beow and registration form at the following link - http://www.localpopulationstudies.org.uk/conference/

For any other queries, please get in touch with Karen Rothery at conferences - localpopulationstudies.org.uk .

 

PROGRAMME

10:30 โ€“ 11:30   Melodee Beals, โ€œOf Cabbages and Kings: The Interplay of Local and Imperial Values in Global News Dissemination, 1840-1860โ€.

11:30   12:30   Andrew Green, โ€œLeaversโ€ฆand the Left-Behindโ€

12:30 โ€“ 13:30  Eilidh Garrett and Kevin Schรผrer, โ€œYou take the high road and Iโ€™ll take the low road. Cross border migration in Great Britain, 1851-1901โ€

14:15 โ€“ 15:15   Paul Howes, โ€œA surname-based lens into the British diasporaโ€                       

15:15 โ€“ 16.15   Katherine Eriksson, โ€œA helping hand in good and bad times? UK immigrant networks in the US during the Age of Mass Migrationโ€.

Cheshire Archives Need Your Help

Cheshire Archives Need Your Help
Cheshire Archives are looking for people to test out a prototype of a new online โ€˜Archive Gemsโ€™ site & then tell them about the experience before they can apply for funding to extend the service across Cheshire.
 
Choose a session [see link below] & if you have a qualifying postcode then you will be sent links to take part.
 
๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ:
You must currently live in Nantwich, Wharton, Sandbach, Bollington, Lache or Malpas.
 
๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž:
You donโ€™t know the Archive service very well! (If you do, you can still help โ€“ please ask your family, neighbours & friends who donโ€™t know about archivesโ€ฆ yet!)
 
Link for more information and to see if you live in a qualifying area ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uncover-archive-gems-tickets-168737064101
 

National Archives September Online Programme

National Archives September Online Programme

September Online Events from the National Archives 

 

Recovery from the Black Death in late-medieval Britain and Ireland
3 September | 14:00
With each new wave of the came fresh modes of thought in Britain and Ireland in the 14th and 15th centuries. In this talk, Paul Dryburgh as he examines how the royal government, communities and individuals dealt with dramatically changing circumstances and how the country attempted to recover from living with the pandemic.

Writing John of Gaunt, The Red Prince: a conversation with Helen Carr
8 September | 19:30
In a conversation with the head of medieval records, Dr Sean Cunningham, Helen Carr will discuss how she pieced together and interpreted the life of one of Englandโ€™s greatest medieval magnates and father of English monarchy.

Recovery and Regeneration after the Great Fire of London (1666)
10 September | 14:00
On 2 September 1666, a fire began in the bakery on Pudding Lane. The fire spread rapidly across the city of London, resulting in the destruction of 13,000 homes, 87 churches, the Royal Exchange and St Paulโ€™s Cathedral. In this talk, Philippa Hellawell explore hows 17th century Londoners recovered from the disaster.

Top Level Tips: Wills and other Probate Records before 1858
14 September | 14:00
Find out how you can use wills, administrations, and probate disputes in your research. The webinar will have a focus on the wills left by people from all around England and Wales which were proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury between 1384 and 1858

 

 

Click on the following link for full list and then follow the links on that page to book ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/whats-on/events/all-events/

Free Access Klaxon!!

Free Access Klaxon!!
FREE ACCESS to ALL CENSUS RECORDS right now at MyHeritage! 
 
In honor of USA Labor Day, My Hertitage have announced that for the first week of September, they are offering access to all census records on MyHeritage for free, from September 1โ€“8, 2021!
 
The Census & Voter Lists category on MyHeritage encompasses a vast repository of over 1.3 billion records, including census records from the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Scandinavia, and Canada as well as electoral rolls and other records from Australia, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Armenia, Greece, and much more.
These records offer valuable snapshots of the lives of people living in these locations throughout history, especially from the 19th century onward. Censuses are particularly valuable in that they can help you watch the lives of your ancestors unfold as they move from location to location, get married or divorced, have children, or change careers. Some of these collections include high-resolution scans of the original records.
Records on MyHeritage are always free to search, but to view the records, you generally need a paid Data or Complete plan. This week, however, all census and voter list records are completely free for all to access and enjoy.

A House Through Time: Series 4

A House Through Time: Series 4

Series 4 of a House Through Time starts next Tuesday [7th September] BBC 2

David Olusoga sets out once more to uncover the history of a single house, exploring the lives of its residents to tell an extraordinary story that spans 150 years.
 
This time the house is in Leeds, a city whose wool and textile trades helped make Victorian Britain an industrial superpower.
 
The featured property is 5 Grosvenor Mount, a Victorian family home of middling social standing in the suburb of Headingley.
 
Current owners Jackie and Pete know very little about the houseโ€™s history, but reveal tantalising clues about its past - from a name scratched into a wall, to a crack rumoured to be caused by an earthquake.
 
As normal I will be providing a sheet with links to all the archives and record set used and will publish them on our social media feeds and upload them to the website 
 
Link to BBC website for more information

Latest News on our Research Centers

Latest News on our Research Centers

Mobberley Research Centre & Crewe Family History Unit News 

 

Mobberley

We expect to be able to reopen Mobberley Research Centre to members on Monday 6th September.

Please phone the centre on 01565 872210 during opening hours before making your journey -  https://www.fhsc.org.uk/new-research-centres/mobberley-research-centre for opening hours

Before we reopen we will carry out a risk assessment and  make any necessary arrangements for the safety of our volunteers and visiting members.

We will have hand sanitiser and wipes available for tables and computers.

Please bring a mask with you and, if you wish, disposable gloves.

 

We are unsure if the kitchen facilities will be open so you may need to bring a drink.

Toilet facilities will be open as usual.

The centre will be kept well ventilated.

The Mobberley Committee and Duty Volunteers look forward to reopening the Research Centre and welcoming members back to continue their research.

 

Crewe

 

The Crewe FHU team are busy preparing the Unit to receive visitors/researchers,  but until Cheshire East Council fully reopen the Municipal Buildings we cannot give a firm date. 

We envisage that an appointment only system will be in place at first.

As soon as any definite news is available members will be updated via newsletter or email

HS2 Seeks Help Transcribing Historic Burial Records

HS2 Seeks Help Transcribing Historic Burial Records

 

Are you up for a bit of volunteer transcribing? 

 

The HS2 rail project are seeking members of the public to transcribe over 50,000 records and have launched a new crowdsourcing project to transcribe 57,639 burial records from Londonโ€™s St Jamesโ€™s Burial Ground.

St Jamesโ€™s, an 18th century burial ground near Euston station that was home to 31,000 bodies, was excavated by archaeologists between 2018 and 2019 as part of HS2โ€™s construction.

The St Jamesโ€™s burial records have been digitised on crowdsourcing platform Zooniverse, and volunteers are encouraged to transcribe details such as each personโ€™s name, date of burial, lot and plot number, age at death and cause of death.

Link to the transcription page and more details - https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mola/stories-of-st-jamess-burial-ground

 

FHSC Seminars

FHSC Seminars

With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions on the horizon many Groups are looking forward to returning to the traditional meeting format at local venues BUT are also keen to carry on with occasional Zoom talks.  During the pandemic the shift to online delivery had the added benefit of enabling many members, from both abroad and around the UK, who would not normally be able to attend meetings, to join in with the activities, feel part of the FHSC community, and add to the richness and diversity Group meetings. 

In order that members should not feel disenfranchised FHSC have decided, in addition to the normal Group meetings, to stage a regular, centrally-organised monthly seminar open to all full FHSC members. Called the Family History Society of Cheshire Seminars these talks will feature well-known national and local speakers addressing an impressive selection of topics related to Family History, from instructional talks on using DNA,  a presentation on the history of the Titanic,  to the more light-hearted with a look behind the scenes at Who Do You Think You Are. To date, we are pleased to announce that, among others, we have booked: Dr Nick Barrett, Mark Potts, Prof Martin Johnes, Dr Michala Hulme, Natalie Bodle, Dr Janet Few, Dave Annal and Prof Rebecca Probert.

These seminars will take place on the third Wednesday of each month and will get underway on 20th October with the inaugural Dorothy Flude Memorial Lecture, delivered this year by Mark Potts.  The seminars will be advertised in the usual way on the Events page of the FHSC website, in the Group News section of The Ancestor as well as on our social media platforms and by newsletter.

The talks will be co-ordinated and hosted on behalf of the Society by Margaret Spate, Jean Laidlaw, and Margaret Roberts.  The Seminars will be run slightly differently from a normal Group Zooms and a newsletter will be winging it's way to members soon with details of how to register for each talk.  It is also important to note that we have a dedicated email address -  - to which any queries or comments regarding the series should be sent. 

The Family History Society of Cheshire Seminars form part of the service provided by the Society to its members and are included within the normal annual membership subscription. Why pay up to ยฃ10 to watch a single โ€˜virtualโ€™ speaker when your ยฃ18 FHSC membership currently gives you at least six Zoom meetings a month and will soon have the additional benefit of our innovation centralised Seminars  - what a bargain!

 

Margaret, Jean and Margaret

 

 

Findmypast Removes International Newspaper Collection

Findmypast Removes International Newspaper Collection

Family history website Findmypast has removed 120 million pages of international old newspapers after its contract with Heritage Archives elapsed.

 

If you follow the FHSC social media platforms then you will have read about this last week 

 

Under a contract, signed in 2012, Findmypast made 120 million newspaper pages from the USA, China, Denmark, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa available to its Pro subscribers.

However, from early August reports emerged of Findmypast removing the newspapers without warning.  FMP added that it would not offer a reduced subscription fee but also noted that they are now offering free access to one million pages from their British Newspaper Archive Collection, with millions more to come over the enxt four year. 

 

Read more at the link below

๐Ÿ‘‰  https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/findmypast-removes-international-newspaper-collection/

 

 

Updated Open Times for Cheshire Archives & Local Studies

Updated Open Times for Cheshire Archives & Local Studies

New Opening Times for CALS below, including updated restriction/mitigation arrangements 

 

Monday, closed

Tuesday, 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday, 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm

Thursday, 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 4pm

Friday, closed

 

 

  • We have space for four researchers accessing original records or local studies publications per morning or afternoon session
  • We have space for one researcher using a microfilm reader per morning or afternoon session
  • Copying and research service is available if you don't wish to travel to the Record Office
  • Access to staff will be limited and any conversations regarding collections should take place in advance by telephone
  • Visitors to the Record Office are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times
  • Gloves should not be worn to handle documents
  • Social distancing arrangements will be in place

Arranging an appointment

  • If you wish to make an appointment please contact us in advance. We will let you know what time slots we have available or suggest other options for accessing the records remotely
  • If you would like to speak with an Archivist in advance let us know and we will arrange a telephone call

For further details click on the following link to the Visting Us section of the CALS website  https://www.cheshirearchives.org.uk/visiting-us/visiting-us.aspx

 

Explore Over One Million Historical Newspaper Pages for FREE

Explore Over One Million Historical Newspaper Pages for FREE
Explore over one million historical newspaper pages for FREE on FindMyPast and the BNA
 
 

This will be expanded by more than 2.7 million additional free pages over the next four year

There are currently 158 free newspapers on offer, dating from 1720 to 1880 and covering a diverse array of histories, locations and topics.

In order to search these free titles you will need to visit the main search page of the BNA, [https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search ] or the newspaper serach page of FindMyPast [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/british-newspapers ]

and in both cases scroll down to the box on the left-hand side of the page noted as 'Free to View' - check that box and then carry out your seach. 

A link to the blog with much more detail from Find My Past - click on this link  https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/new/free-newspapers        

 

 

 

Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps Middlewich: Open Days

Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps Middlewich: Open Days

The Brine Pumps are open for Heritage Open Days:

18th/19th September from 12 noon to 4pm each day

Brooks Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JG

 

Now restored and off the at risk heritage list.

Explore 130 years of history on this scheduled monument site, discover the story of one man's dream of progress and fortune

The site also includes information on the ground beneath our feet and the art of salt making both relevant to the school curriculum.

The event is totally free and the project would appreciate people's feedback on the restoration so far.

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Do you have Memories or Treasures from Browns of Chester to share?

Do you have Memories or Treasures from Browns of Chester to share?

On Friday 20 August, from 12pm -7pm

 

A POP-UP display at Chester Market will give visitors and residents the chance to look back on the history of the city's iconic Browns department store and contribute to a growing archive.

Staff from Cheshire Archives, Cheshire West and Chester Museums and the University of Chester will be showcasing some of the objects, photos and documents they hold from the store

Members of the public are encouraged to come along and view these treasures, and share some of their own memories and personal items from Browns of Chester.

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๐๐‘๐„๐€๐Š ๐ˆ๐ ๐€๐“ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Œ๐€๐‚๐‚๐‹๐„๐’๐…๐ˆ๐„๐‹๐ƒ ๐’๐ˆ๐‹๐Š ๐Œ๐”๐’๐„๐”๐Œ

๐๐‘๐„๐€๐Š ๐ˆ๐ ๐€๐“ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Œ๐€๐‚๐‚๐‹๐„๐’๐…๐ˆ๐„๐‹๐ƒ ๐’๐ˆ๐‹๐Š ๐Œ๐”๐’๐„๐”๐Œ
Maccesfield Museums are devastated to report the Silk Museum was broken into on morning of 2nd August around 5am.
 
On top of the thieves creating a huge amount of damage to the museum building, they have smashed the donations box and taken public donations as well as stealing 2 medals awarded to Charles Tunnicliffe:
 
  • Gold Medal - awarded to Charles Tunnicliffe for his services to bird protection by the Royal Society of the protection of birds in 1975.
  • OBE - awarded to Charles Tunnicliffe for service to the arts.
 
On the centenary year of Charles Tunnicliffe this a callous act and is a huge blow to the museum in what is already a difficult year.
 
Please share these images of the medals far and wide, FHSC hope that they can be returned soon.
 
 
The Silk Museum a great home for Macclesfield's past and a great space for Macclesfield's present and future.
 
 
To help in anyway at all then please click on the link below
 
 
 
 

GENEALOGY AND SOCIAL HISTORY: KNOW YOUR ANCESTORS

GENEALOGY AND SOCIAL HISTORY: KNOW YOUR ANCESTORS
Note for the diary ๐Ÿ“–
 
A free conference on Zoom
Saturday 25 September 2021
 
๐‘ฎ๐‘ฌ๐‘ต๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘ณ๐‘ถ๐‘ฎ๐’€ ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ซ ๐‘บ๐‘ถ๐‘ช๐‘ฐ๐‘จ๐‘ณ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฐ๐‘บ๐‘ป๐‘ถ๐‘น๐’€: ๐‘ฒ๐‘ต๐‘ถ๐‘พ ๐’€๐‘ถ๐‘ผ๐‘น ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ช๐‘ฌ๐‘บ๐‘ป๐‘ถ๐‘น๐‘บ
from the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG)
 

The  main speakers include:

Helen Johnson, Professor of Criminology at the University of Hull and Professor Heather Shore, Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University speaking on focussing on their research into criminal ancestors.

Melanie Backe-Hansen, a historian specialising in house histories who was involved in the recent BBC programmes โ€˜A house through timeโ€™, speaking on her research on house histories

David Annal, speaking about his research focussing on the impact of illegitimacy on the records our ancestors leave behind and the ways in which they are recorded.

 
For full programme details and how to register please click on the link below

๐–๐ž๐›๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐†๐ž๐ง๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐ 

๐–๐ž๐›๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐†๐ž๐ง๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐ 
News of a FREE online conference by Legacy in conjuntion with MyHeritage: 
 
 
๐–๐ž๐›๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐†๐ž๐ง๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ: ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐ 
 
 
 
While most of the talks are North American centric there are some really interesing subjects, especially if you have ancestry over the pond!
 
You can watch live or the recordings will be free to view from September 3rd until the end of the month
 
Details below [taken from the publicity material] -
 
Take your genealogy skills to the next level with this FREE online genealogy conference, held each Friday in September:
30 live and pre-recorded webinars in all.
Join live for all four Fridays or just one, and if you can't, then you're still covered!
Enjoy the recordings at your convenience โ€” they'll be free to view through to the end of the month.
 
Link to PDF flyer with more details and how to register ๐Ÿ‘‰https://familytreewebinars.com/.../webinar-free1627577543...

Major New Release of Scottish Records by FindMyPast

Major New Release of Scottish Records by FindMyPast

Explore 450 years of Scottish family milestones with millions of new parish registers

 

Find My Past have published over 10 million new baptism, marriage and burial records, creating the largest collection of Scottish family history records available online.

 

This vast new collection of 'Old Parish Registers' to the site is in collaboration with local archives and organisations across Scotland.

 

Click on the link below to read  all the details on this major new records release.

 

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/new/scottish-old-parish-registers

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