Shropshire FHS Family History Fair 2019

Sat, 01/06/2019 - 10:00

This event is now over, of course.  Keep your eye open for any news of next year's fair!

Come and visit us, at the Society's Fair, Saturday 1st June 2019, 10:00AM - 4:00PM,
The Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.
Admission: £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.
How to get to the Shirehall



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.



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.



Commercial Stands will include:   

Andrew Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godrey Maps
Family Ties Genealogy
M.M. Publications
Newtown Design Services
The Family History Partnership

Family History Societies attending will be:

Devon Family History Society
Federation of Family History Societies
Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Hampshire Genealogy
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Malvern (Worcestershire) Family History 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

Others Organisations attending will be:

Friends of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings
Ketley History Group
Lawley & Overdale Local History Group
Newport History Society

Shropshire Archives/Friends of Shropshire Archives
The Bus Archive: Sentinel Buses - Made in Shrewsbury
The Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association
Wrekin Historical Group
Wyvern Railway Ancestry Research Advice

Plus from Shropshire FHS:

Parish Registers
Burial Indexes
Census Indexes
Monumental Inscriptions
Local Interest Books & Maps
Family History Books
Quarter Sessions
Wills & Strays
CDs (Click here to see list)
SFHS Research Materials Available
Help Desk

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 @ (remove spaces to use)

updated 22-05-2019