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Reminder of Genealogy Show - 2022 Summer Event

Reminder of Genealogy Show - 2022 Summer Event
Don't forget the Genealogy Show this weekend:
 
Friday 1 July โ€“ Sunday 3 July 2022
 
Huge keynote speaker line-up!
World-renowned exhibitors and sponsors!
Articles, games, competitions + so much more! 

All content at THE Genealogy Show: Summer Event will even be open for ticket holders to access for a whole 30 DAYS (until August 3rd 2022) after the live portion of the event has ended.

 
 

RootsTech 2023

 RootsTech 2023

RootsTech: the worldโ€™s largest family history gathering, is back in 2023 with an in-person event in Salt Lake City to complement its massive online conference.

 

Mark your calendars for March 2โ€“4, 2023, to join millions of virtual and in-person attendees for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and most of all, the ability to connect people to their familyโ€”past, present, and future.

 

Details to date can be found at the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/rootstech-2023-virtual-in-person

Students showcase conservation in action at free Chester Cathedral event

Students showcase conservation in action at free Chester Cathedral event

University of Chester History and Archaeology students will work with Emily Lanigan and Naomi Watts-Kitto from the Cathedral Works Department on Monday June 20 to contribute to the upkeep of its significant book collection and discuss the work with visitors.

The event is free and part of Chester Heritage Festival, which aims to bring the cityโ€™s history to life and tell t

he stories that have accumulated over two millennia.

Emily and Naomi will train six student volunteers to assess the state of books in the Cathedral Library, collected by Bishop of Chester, William Jacobson in the 19th Century.

 

They will prioritise them for conservation, and complete aspects of the conservation such as cleaning and binding. The work will be open to the public to view and discuss in the Cathedral nave.

 

Dr Thomas Pickles, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester, said: โ€œOur students also supported the conservation, the Cathedral event and the Heritage Festival last year. They really enjoyed the experience and chatting to visitors about the work - now the new group is looking forward to volunteering.

โ€œItโ€™s a great opportunity for students to learn new heritage skills for their future careers, to play a part in the preservation of the Cathedral's wonderful book collection, and to raise awareness of the Cathedral, its unique blend of medieval and modern history and all it offers as a public place for the people of Chester and beyond."

 

People can drop in to the Cathedral at St Werburgh Street and see the work on the collection, on Monday June 20, between 10am and 12pm. Entry is free, however donations are welcome.

 

An annual event, Chester Heritage Festival is a partnership led by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Chester Civic Trust, Marketing Cheshire, Chester Cathedral and others, with a host of live and online events organised up until June 27.

 

For further information on the Festival and the book conservation event please visit: www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk.

FHSC Member wins Family Tree Magazine Family History Moments competition

FHSC Member wins Family Tree Magazine Family History Moments competition

Huge congratulations to FHSC member Ann Simcock

 

Ann was recently announced as the winner of the Family Tree Magazine - Family History Moments competition.  

 

Family Tree Magazine and Rakonto, the web story sharing website teamed up to ask people to record their favourite family history moment into a two- minute video and Ann was the winner - congratulations Ann

 

You can watch Ann's video at Rakonto but do need to sign up for a free account first, I have done this but getting to Ann's video has defeated me to be honest! 

 

Link to read more ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.family-tree.co.uk/news/rakonto-family-history-moments-competition-winner-announced/

 

 

 

 

 

Railway Work, Life & Death project news

Railway Work, Life & Death project news

NEW BLOG POST - The Railway Work, Life & Death project are getting ready to release their next dataset - some 16,000 more cases

 

The project team want to hear from you -  Read more - & please let them know your thoughts 

Link to blog ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.railwayaccidents.port.ac.uk/our-new-data-release-what-do-you-want-and-where/

 

Currently there are over 4,500 cases on the site - have a look at what they hold at the links on the blog post below

Eaton Hall Gardens: Open Days

Eaton Hall Gardens: Open Days

The Gardens of Eaton Hall, home of The Duke of Westminster, Chester, will be opening for charity on

26 June, 31 July, & 28 August 2022.

 

About this event

The Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Days on Grosvenorโ€™s Eaton Estate, Chester, Cheshire, are held on limited occasions each year to raise important funds for local charities. Tickets are pre-book only - no tickets are available at the gate on the day. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. The benefiting charities for the 2022 events are Cheshire Young Carers, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Kidsbank.

You can find out more about this year's charities by visiting their websites:

https://www.cheshireyoungcarers.org

https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

https://kidsbankchester.com. 

Please note the charities will have some fundraising stalls at the events and these will be cash only.

 

About the gardens

Eaton Hall Gardens extend to 88 acres and have been developed over many years by prominent designers, most recently by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. The gardens have a wide variety of planting, including four formal colour-themed rose gardens and grand colour-themed herbaceous borders. There is a newly completed hot border design and a stunning bedding scheme in the Dragon Garden which is not to be missed. Visitors can also enjoy the walled Kitchen Garden, as well as the wildflower garden and the lake walk, where you can take in fabulous views of the Hall and grounds. Finally, the Tea House is filled with roses and herbs and sits perfectly at the end of a short walk past the lake area.

N.B The Camellia Walk (which is only in bloom in early spring) is closed for conservation work.

 

Eaton Courtyard

At Eaton Courtyard, visitors can take the opportunity to see Eaton Chapel, with its splendid stained-glass windows by Frederic James Shields, dating back to 1870, the carriage museum and former stables, as well as the family history and exhibition rooms.

The event includes charity fundraising stalls in the Courtyard (cash only), a band playing in the garden and a children's entertainer.

 

Link to book tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eaton-hall-gardens-charity-open-day-tickets-308591705097

 

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10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference

10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference
10th U3A Peak District Family History Conference
Saturday 17 September 2022 at the Palace Hotel in Buxton
 
 
Presenters: 
 
Dr Janet Few: โ€˜ One - Place Names โ€™
โ€˜Your Ancestors in their Placeโ€™. Ten key steps
 
Debbie Kennett: โ€˜ The Joy of Surnamesโ€™
Their past & location over time
 
Dr Nick Barratt: โ€˜ House Historiesโ€™
Realistic advice on investigating properties
 
Helen Tovey โ€“ โ€˜ Family Tree Magazine โ€™
Its past, present & future
 
 
 
Cost: ยฃ30.
Includes talks, refreshments & 2 - course finger buffet lunch . Unfortunately, there are no refunds for delegates who do not attend, but places are transferrable provided the organisers are
advised in advance.
 
Parking :
The hotel has changed the free parking arrangements and all cars parked in the car park MUST be registered on the tablet by the hotel reception or they are likely to be fined.
Blue Badge holders โ€“ may park or drop off at hotel
Others - use side streets or the pay & display car parks or the school
For details of all car parks in Buxton please see:
 
 
Exhibitors:
Once again, several exhibitors will be there โ€“ old friends & new - including FHSC 
 
 
The organisers, once again plan to offer delegates a free goody bag and a free prize draw
 
To book your place please complete the booking form on https://forms.gle/UbSD4YzNVKUcvZas6
Please put your surname and postcode as a reference if paying by BAC.
Spaces are limited so please book early.
Tickets will be issued at show reception desk , from 08.30, on the day, not posted.
 
To comply with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you will only be contacted via email with information about family history and U3A events. Details are held by Chair, Secretary and Treasurer on secure password protected computer files.
Please contact Ian ( ) if you wish your details to be removed from the mailing list.

Free Onlines Events for June

Free Onlines Events for June
๐Ÿ“ฃDiary Note Klaxon ๐Ÿ“ฃ
 
 
Free online events from various organisations during June
 
 
Tue, 7 June 2022: 13:00 โ€“ 13:30 BST
๐†๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง ๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฏ๐ž โ€“ ๐‘๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฒ
by London Metropolitan Archives
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Tue, 7 June 2022: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž: ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐ข๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐š ๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Tue, 7 June 2022: 19:30 โ€“ 20:45 BST
๐€๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ˆ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก
by Glamorgan Family History Society
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Wed, 8 June: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐’๐ก๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ
by Guildhall Library
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Wed, 8 Jun 2022, 19:30 BST [Donation suggested]
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ฌ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ
by The National Archives
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Thu, 9 June 2022: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‰๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ฒ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ญ
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 14:00 BST [Donation suggested]
๐‚๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง & ๐’๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž: ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ฒ
By National Archives
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Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 18:00 BST
'๐€๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ...':
๐”๐ซ๐›๐š๐ง ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ
by The Heraldry Society
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Fri, 10 June 2022: 17:00 โ€“ 18:00 BST
๐‰๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง, '๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž, ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐€๐œ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ•'
by Law and History Network
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Sat, 11 June 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:30 BST
'๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ'
by Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS
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Tue, 14 June 2022: 13:30 โ€“ 15:00 BST [Donation suggested]
๐”๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก
by National Arhives
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Tue, 14 June 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ
by Guildhall Library
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Tue, 14 June 2022: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ: ๐„๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Œ๐ž๐ฅ ๐๐ฒ๐ซ๐จ๐ง
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Wed, 15 June 2022: 18:00 โ€“ 19:00 BST
๐…๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‡๐จ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐š๐œ๐ค ๐€๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง: ๐€ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž
by Royal College of Nursing Library & Archives
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Fri, 17 Jun 2022, 14:00 BST [Donation suggested]
๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ˆ๐ˆ๐ˆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ž
by National Archives
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Mon, 20 June 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง: ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐ˆ๐•
by Guildhall Library
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Tue, 21 June 2022: 18:30 โ€“ 19:45 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐€๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐š ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ '๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ž'
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Tue, 21 June 2022: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐ง'๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ง - ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Š๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ญ๐ก ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Thu, 23 June 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ ๐†๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ
by Guildhall Library
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Tue, 28 June 2022: 10:00 โ€“ 15:30 BST [Donation suggested]
๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ญ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ˆ-๐‚๐ž๐Œ
by National Archives
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Tue, 28 June 2022: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐•๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ: ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก
by Guildhall Library
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Chester Heritage Festival

Chester Heritage Festival

About Chester Heritage Festival

โ€‹Telling the story of the city and its people

 

Chester Heritage Festival brings the cityโ€™s exciting and varied history to life through a series of unique events and experiences for all ages.

Join in and celebrate Chesterโ€™s Roman origins, historic buildings, green spaces and waterways. 

Enjoy Medieval traditions: explore the Rows and Cathedral. 

Consider life in Tudor times, Chesterโ€™s industrial past, and changes in the 20th Century.   

 

This year thereโ€™ll be walks, talks, films, a heritage cruise, fairs, entertainments and more as the story of our city and its people over two millennia is told

 

For full details see - https://www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk/

Details of 2022 Series of WDYTYA

Details of 2022 Series of WDYTYA
The 2022 series starts on Thursday 26 May 
 
 
The five celebrities taking part are-    
 
 
 
Sue Perkins: best known for presenting The Great British Bake Off and being one half of the comedy duo Mel and Sue. Sue discovers more about her great grandfather's experience during the First World War, whilst also learning of a poignant tale of her German ancestors plight during the Second World War.
 
Matt Lucas: Comedian and presenter, who takes a trip into the history of his maternal grandmother who came to Britain in 1939.
 
Anna Maxwell Martin: Star of the hit BBC series  Line of Duty, Anna travels to Scotland and Ireland to explore her ancestry and learns more about a family tragedy.
Richard Osman:  TV quiz-show presenter/host and novelist who finds out more about his maternal grandfather and uncovers a story of an intriguing murder case.
 
Ralf Little: Manchester-born actor, famous for appearing in The Royle Family and Death in Paradise, Ralf discovers more about a footballer ancestor, which reflects his own career as a semi-professional before he went into acting.
 
 
 
 

๐™‘๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™๐™๐™€๐™€ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฎ

๐™‘๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™๐™๐™€๐™€ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฎ
Mon, 9 May: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐‘๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐จ๐จ๐ซ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Tue, 10 May: 13:00 โ€“ 13:20 BST
๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฏ๐ž
๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
by London Metropolitan Archives
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Tue, 10 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง
by Guildhall Library
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Tue, 10 May: 19:30 โ€“ 20:45 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ
by Glamorgan Family History Society
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Wed, 11 May: 19:30 BST [free but donation suggested]
๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ค: ๐๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ฌ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง
by National Archives
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Sat, 14 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:30 BST
๐€ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ž, ๐Ž๐ฅ๐๐ก๐š๐ฆ
๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐›๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐๐ e
by Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS
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Wed, 18 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฒ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ค
by Guildhall Library
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Wed, 18 May: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐Ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐š ๐ƒ๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐: ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฐ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐–๐จ๐ง!
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Thu, 19 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐‹๐ž๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐๐จ ๐ƒ๐š๐•๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ขโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐๐ž: ๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž!
by Guildhall Library
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Fri, 20 May: 14:00 BST [Free but donation suggested]
๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ!
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง'๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‹๐†๐๐“ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
by National Archives
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Thu, 24 May: 14:00 โ€“ 14:20 BST
๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฏ๐ž (๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ)
๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ ๐ง๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐จ๐ง๐๐จ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
by London Metropolitan Archives
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Tue, 24 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐„๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฆ
by Guildhall Library
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Wed, 25 May: 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 BST
๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐
by Guildhall Library
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Thu, 26 May: 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 BST
๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž: ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐ข๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐š ๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
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Fri, 27 May: 14:00 BST [Free but donation suggested]
๐‚๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ˆโ€™๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จn
by National Archives
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Uncovering Hidden Histories at Chester

Uncovering Hidden Histories at Chester
An interesting range of events being held during May and June. 
 
Led by the University of Chester Dept of History & Archaeology in collaboration with Cheshire Archives and Cheshire Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre
 
The plan is to uncover little-known elements of Cheshireโ€™s history, whether marginalised voices, under-represented histories, or challenging existing ideas via three 'Strands'
 
 
Strand One: Discovering and Remembering Stories of Migration and Refuge
Strand Two: Uncovering Hidden Histories at Chester: Walking Tours
Strand Three: Uncovering Hidden Histories at Chester: Online Talks
 
 
Link to learn more and details on how to register or book your place - all events are fee to attend but you do need to book
 

The Society of Genealogists Advice Line is back

The Society of Genealogists Advice Line is back
The telephone Genealogy advice line returned on 14 April and will be open every Thursday evening from 6โ€“9 pm.
 
This service is open to all SoG members and anyone wondering how the SoG might help.
 
Their wonderful volunteers will be at the end of the line ready to assist you and offer guidance on your research queries.
 
No question is too big or too small.
 
If there is something youโ€™re stuck on or would just like another opinion on, please pick up the phone and see if the volunteers can help.
 
Starting 14 April, available every Thursday 6-9 pm. Call (020) 7251 8799 and press option 5 (Advice line).
 
 
For more information click on following link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.so
g.org.uk/news/our-genealogy-advice-line-is-back/
 

Sandbach Transport Festival

Sandbach Transport Festival
๐–๐ก๐จ'๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐’๐š๐ง๐๐›๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž?! 
 
 
โ–ช๏ธ Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th from 10am
 
 
โ—๏ธFREE ENTRYโ—๏ธ
 
 
Bring the whole family down for a day of entertainment and get involved with the local heritage.
 
 
Browse a vast array of classic cars, bikes and trucks, not to mention the amazing Spitfireโ€ฆ.
 
As well as;
โ–ช๏ธ Childrenโ€™s activities
โ–ช๏ธ Live music
โ–ช๏ธ Food and drink
โ–ช๏ธ Local traders
โ€ฆand more!
 
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The Railway Review

The Railway Review
 ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚   Great news for Railway enthusiasts  ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‚
 
 
Warwick Modern Records Centre digitisation of ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ continues full steam ahead [I know but.... it had to be done!] 
 
 
This 'weekly newspaper for railwaymen' was produced by the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants and its successor the National Union of Railwaymen
 
 
All First World War editions of the NUR journal (1914-1918) are now online and contain a good mix of railway-specific items and broader social history
 
 
The issues are free to search and download and have original images as well as a text transcript
 
 

Nominate your favourite archive for an ARA Excellence Award

Nominate your favourite archive for an ARA Excellence Award

Members of the public can nominate archive services and professionals for recognition in three categories

 

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) is asking members of the public to nominate their favourite record-keeping service or record keeper for recognition in the ARA Excellence Awards.

The Awards are returning in 2022 after a two-year break during the covid pandemic.

For more deatils click on the following link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/nominate-your-favourite-archive-for-an-ara-excellence-award/