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.
  • Why should you join us?

  • Four copies a year of our ‘Award Winning’ magazine the Cheshire Ancestor.
  • Members only web site content e.g., research guides and information.
  • Surnames interests being researched by other members.
  • Help from our Volunteers at our two well stocked libraries/research centres.
  • An interesting programme of events throughout the year at group meetings.
  • Help and advice at group meetings and via the online forum.
  • Where are our groups?

    See the Groups menu above to find the locations of all our groups across the county.

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    Login FAQ

     

    How do I login to the site?

     

    • You can only login if you have registered for a Membership account, i.e you are a full member or website registered member of the Family History Society of Cheshire.
    • Click on the Login button above. You will be prompted for a Username and Password.
    • Username = This can be either your email address, your membership number or a username you set up when you set up your account
    • Password = This is the Password that you setup for your Membership account
    • If you don't already have an acount, you can also use the login button to register as a website user only, by clicking on the REGISTER BUTTON.  You may choose to become a fully paid up member later
    • Alternatively you can click on Membership and read Membership Options, then Click on Website User to register.
    • Underneath the login form there are options you can use if:  you can’t remember your login details, or if you haven’t got an account.

    If you are already a member and have never used this new site yet, the first time you use the website you will have to set up your password.  It wasn't possible to transfer passwords from our old website. See  the separate FAQ about resetting passwords.

     

    After you have successfully logged in you can go to My Membership/My Profile  to see the information we have stored about your membership.  You can  change details as you wish by clicking on Edit Profile.

     

    If you are having trouble logging in then its usually because you need to reset your password.

    Click on Forgot Your password?.

    • On the next screen enter your email address and then click on submit.
    • Now look for an email from us.
    • If you cant find it then check in your junk/spam folder.
    • If you dont receive it then please contact the Web Administrator via Contact Us as it usually means we dont have your latest email address.
    • If you do get the email then click on the link which will take you back directly to our website to reset your password.
    • Please make this a strong password: at least 8 characters long with a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols

     

     

    Use the Membership Options menu to see all the membership options. You can either browse the site, simply register (without any charge) to use the web-site and later upgrade to a paid membership or you can join directly and pay the appropriate fee.