Events

Shropshire FHS Jan 2019 AGM & Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 19:00

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Subject - "1918-1919 A Significant Year”  
Speaker - Janet Doody
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Armistice, Influenza and Votes for Women, and how these events affected Shropshire

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Shropshire FHS Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "Market Towns and Villages of Northwest Shropshire” 
Speaker - David Trumper
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Mr Trumper looks at Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and other important settlements in the community.

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Shropshire FHS Mar 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "the Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462-2017” 
Speaker - Nigel Hinton
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Mr Hinton looks at the history of the Drapers Company and how it still has a place in the life of Shrewsbury today.

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Shropshire FHS Apr 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "1644 – the Year that Thomas Mytton captured Oswestry, raided Welshpool, defended Montgomery Castle, and lost his Hat” 
Speaker - Col David Thorneycroft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Col Thorneycroft’s 7x greatgrandfather was reputedly the best soldier thrown up by the Civil War in Shropshire and his exploits during this frenetic period are illustrated by personal documents from the family.

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Family Tree Live

Fri, 26/04/2019 - 10:00

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London

Time 10AM-4:30PM

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This is a new Fair with major backers - Family Tree Magazine!
Shropshire Family History Society will be having a stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, computers and books. They will also be selling a selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.

* A FREE shuttle bus service will be running continuously on Friday and Saturday between Alexandra Palace Station, Wood Green underground station and the venue. Last bus from the venue will be 5.15pm each day.

Shropshire FHS May 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "500 Years of History in Wood – the Tilley Timber Project” 
Speaker - Dr George Nash
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Dr Nash describes the history of the hamlet of Tilley using estate documents and maps dating back from the 16th Century up to the present day. The Project looked at the age of the houses, most of which are listed buildings put up in the traditional half-timbered style of North Shropshire.

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Shropshire County Agricultural Show

Sat, 25/05/2019 - 08:30

At the Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF. 8:30AM to 7:00PM.

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We understand we will be in the "Shopping Arcade Marquee".
Shropshire FHS will be in attendance with a Helpdesk/Computer Look-ups, also Shropshire Local Interest Books and Maps and our own CD's, plus General Family History Research Books all for sale.

Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2019

Sat, 01/06/2019 - 10:00

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 1st June 2019, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Admission: £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

THIS IS ONLY A HOLDING PAGE AND SHOWS DETAILS FROM OUR LAST FAIR, IT WILL BE UPDATED AS WE GET THINGS CONFIRMED

SPEAKERS:

Ian Waller FSG
"Beyond the Internet"
- The common philosophy that our family History can all be done 'on-line is far from the truth.

Prior to retirement Ian was a professional genealogist with over 30 years experience in English research.  He is a former Chairman of, and is a Fellow of AGRA (the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) the body which represents professional genaealogists throughout England and Wales
He is a fellow of the Society of Genealogists, was a trustee and Chairman of the Education Committee and has published several books in the Society's 'My Ancestor' series.

Ray Farlow
"Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker"
- A Pictorial Journey through the working lives of our Shropshire ancestors

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Commercial Stands will include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godrey Maps
Family Ties Genealogy
M.M. Publications
Newtown Design Services
Parish Atlas of England
Past Lives - Genealogy & Social History Consultancy Services
This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps
'Wyvern' Railway Ancestry Research Advice
The Family History Partnership

Family History Societies attending will be:

Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Midland Ancestors (formerly BMSGH Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry) covering Birmimingham & the surrounding counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire & Warwickshire
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
Nuneaton & Warwickshire FHS

the following Societies have been invited and may attend::
Clwyd FHS
Herefordshire FHS
Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History Society
Romany & Traveller Family History Society

Others Organisations attending will be:

Broseley Local History Society
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Ketley History Group
Lawley & Overdale Local History Group
Shropshire Archives/Friends of Shropshire Archives
The Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association

the following Organisations have been invited and may attend:
All Members of Wrekin Local Studies Forum
Friends of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Shropshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Plus from Shropshire FHS:

Parish Registers
Burial Indexes
Census Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions
Books & Maps
Quarter Sessions
Wills & Strays
IGI
1881 Census
Microfiche
SFHS Research Materials Available

Light refreshments available

Why not arrange to meet your newly found "Long lost relatives" there?

To contact us with a query about our 2019 Fair, send an email to:- sfhsfair @ sfhs.org.uk (remove spaces to use)

updated 07-11-18

The Genealogy Show

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 10:00

At NEC, Birmingham>

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Shropshire FHS will be in attendance with a Helpdesk/Computer Look-ups, also Shropshire Local Interest Books and Maps and our own CD's, plus General Family History Research Books all for sale.

Shropshire FHS June 2019 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/06/2019 - 19:00

Subject - "Gathering our Memories” 
Speaker - Dorothy Nicolle
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Dorothy suggests ways of gathering together the information we usually have stored away in boxes so that we can put together a family history.

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