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.

As this is a placeholder for our fair, below are the details of the 2017 fair which will be updated as speakers, etc are booked.


Ian Waller FSG
Our nationally renowned speaker Ian Waller gives talks on a wide variety of subjects - full details of his talk at our Fair in June will be advised soon.
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.
Most recently Ian has joined the Executive Committee of the Federation of Family History Societies and is looking forward to meeting members of our Society in June.

Ray Farlow
Our locally renowned speaker will be postcard collector Ray Farlow who will talk about and show images from his unique collection of old picture postcards that illustrate the buildings, countryside and the lives of the people of Shropshire in the early days of the last century.


Commercial Stands may include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godrey Maps
David & Elizabeth Benson - Old Postcards
Family Legacy Cards (Brythonium)
Military & Family Genealogy
Newtown Design Services
This Way Books & Cassini Historical Maps
Unknown Soldier - Military Archive & Soldier Research Services
'Wyvern' Railway Ancestry Research Advice

Family History Societies may include:

Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (BMSGH)
Bristol & Avon Family History Society
Buckinghamshire Family History Society
Dyfed Family History Society
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History Society
Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society
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
1881 Census
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 @ (remove spaces to use)

updated 22-01-18