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.

SPEAKERS:

11.00am

Ian Waller FSG

Up with the Lark – Agricultural Labourers 

Most of us will have agricultural labourers in our ancestry. This talk discusses their lives and the wealth of records which enable us to piece together their lives. The fact that they existed means that documentary evidence exists.

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.

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2.30pm

Nick Millea

A history of Shropshire in maps: from the Black Death to Brezhnev

We shall embark on a cartographic exploration of Shropshire, from the Middle Ages to the digital era, and from the local to the national, to discover the county’s place on the map. We will also discover how these maps examine Shropshire life through the ages, by finding out how and why these maps were made, and perhaps most pertinently, what are the stories these maps are endeavouring to tell us.

Nick Millea is Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

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THE LIST BELOW SHOWS EXHIBITOR AND TRADER DETAILS FROM OUR LAST FAIR, IT WILL BE UPDATED AS WE GET THINGS CONFIRMED

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, with hot lunches on sale in the Shirehall's Column Restaurant from 12 till 2pm.

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 11-02-2019