Events

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: £3 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 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:

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

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Shropshire FHS Jun 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "Myndtown Church Restoration Project” 
Speaker - John Burt
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Once on the Historic England's Buildings at Risk Register, Myndtown Church is a little jewel in the heart of the Long Mynd and was in danger of falling down and disappearing unless something was done to save it.

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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.

Shropshire FHS Jul & Aug NO MONTHLY MEETING

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:00
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 19:00

No meeting in July or August

Shropshire FHS Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "Thomas Telford – his Life and Works in Shropshire” 
Speaker - Richard Bifield
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

The Scottish civil engineer was County Surveyor for Shropshire at the end of the 18th Century and beginning of the 19th Century.   His works in Shropshire included roads, bridges, tollhouses, churches, canals and associated buildings.

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Shropshire FHS Oct 2018 Monthy Meeting

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 19:00

Subject - "The Poor Law in Shropshire” 
Speaker - Meriel Lee and Sarah Davies
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Meriel is an intern the Society supports at the Archives. Along with her mentor, Sarah Davies, they will describe her activities at the Archives and the Society’s involvement in her year as an intern. They will also shed light on the documents available to the public regarding the Poor Law, an area that many researchers may not be familiar with.

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