Events

The Name Event

Repeats every day until Sun May 06 2018 .
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM No sales on the door advance only

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who 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. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

This will be a big commitment for us, so Members Old & New please come along.

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The Name Event

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00

Venue: ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London, SW6 1UD

Time: 10AM-4:30PM No sales on the door advance only

A new event for the organisers and therefore for Shropshire Family History Society, who 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. We look forward to catching up with London & South-East members old and new.

This will be a big commitment for us, so Members Old & New please come along.

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Shropshire FHS May 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Adventurous History of Sabrina Sidney 1757 - 1843” 
Speaker - Dr. Kate Croft
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

In 1769 Thomas Day, a member of the eighteenth century Lunar Society, embarked on a unique experiment to educate a twelve year old girl to become his wife.  He acquired a young girl from the Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital, whom he named Sabrina Sidney, and educated her according to the theories of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  He hoped, in time, to fashion for himself a new breed of Enlightenment wife.  This talk will look at Day’s unusual experiment in female education, marriage and motherhood.

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Shropshire County Agricultural Show

Sat, 26/05/2018 - 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 2018

Sat, 02/06/2018 - 10:00

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 2nd June 2018, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury.  Admission: TBC Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

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 may include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search (Unconfirmed)
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godrey Maps
Family Ties Genealogy
M.M. Publications
Military & Family Genealogy (Unconfirmed)
Newtown Design Services
Past Lives - Genealogy & Social History Consultancy Services
This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps
Unknown Soldier - Military Archive & Soldier Research Services (Unconfirmed)
'Wyvern' Railway Ancestry Research Advice

Family History Societies may include:

Midland Ancestors (formerly BMSGH Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry)
Bristol & Avon Family History Society (Unconfirmed)

Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History Society (Unconfirmed)
Nuneaton & Warwickshire FHS
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society (Unconfirmed)
Romany & Traveller Family History Society

Others Societies and Groups may include:

Friends of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Shropshire Archives
The Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association

 

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 2018 Fair, send an email to:- sfhsfair @ sfhs.org.uk (remove spaces to use)

updated 12-03-18

Shropshire FHS Jun 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "TBC” 
Speaker - TBC
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

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The Family History Show - York

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 10:00

Venue: The Knavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Time 10AM-4:30PM

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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.

 

South West Area Group Family History Day (Swindon)

Sat, 30/06/2018 - 10:00

At STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue (off Kemble Drive), Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2EY. 10:00AM to 3:30PM.

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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 Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Repeats every 4 weeks until Tue Aug 14 2018 .
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Burwarton Show

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:15

Burwarton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors each year to the glorious South Shropshire countryside.

After the last four very succesful years for us, we have booked a space again at this show to make contact with interested South Shropshire folk. smiley

The Show is held at Cleobury North on the B4364 between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, South Shropshire (Postcode WV16 6RP for satnav users) from 8.15 am to 5.30 pm (depending on interest). See map here.

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Shropshire Family History Society will be having a small stand at the event, with a team of volunteer helpers, a computer and books. They will also be selling a small selection of Local Interest Books and Maps, some Family History Books and our own CDs.

Because of the limited display space we will have, if there is an item that you would like us to particularly bring along or reserve for you, please contact us via contact to arrange it.