Burwarton Show

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 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.

Stretford Family & Local History Fair

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00

At:- St Matthews Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ

This is a new Fair and we will be attending with our usual travelling stand and displays, plus Books Maps & CDs for sale along with our Shropshire HelpDesk.
Come along and see us.

U3A Peak District Family History Network Conference 2017

Sat, 16/09/2017 - 08:30

We have been invited to attend this new, for us (it is in it's 5th Year), event.

Venue:The Palace Hotel, Buxton, SK17 6AG

Provisional Programme
From 08.30 Registration & refreshments
09.30 Chairman’s welcome address
09.45 - 10.45 Speaker 1 – Dr Gill Draper
10.45 – 11.15 Comfort break
11.15 – 12.15 Speaker 2 – Else Churchill
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Speaker 3 – John Barker
15.00 – 15.45 Refreshment break
15.45 – 16.45 Speaker 4 – John Titford
16.45 – 17.00 Summary session & close
Exhibitor stands will be open from 08.30 and throughout the day. Currently:
  • My History
  • Nottinghamshire FHS
  • Chris Makepeace - Maps
  • Manchester & Lancashire FHS
  • The Family History Partnership -Books
  • Leicester & Rutland FHS
  • Andrew George -Old Postcards
  • Huddersfield FHS
  • Legacy cards
  • Shropshire FHS
  • Derbyshire Record Office
  • Guild Of One Name Studies (GOONS)
  • FoSSA, The Friends of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archives.
  • British Association of Local History (BALH)
  • Oral History Society

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Dyfed FHS Family History Fair

Sat, 16/09/2017 - 10:00

Venue:St Peter's Civic Hall, Carmarthen

The Dyfed Family History Society hosts its annual Family History Fair
16 September 2017 10.00 - 16.00
This event will be featuring talks, exhibitors and an opportunity to chat with various enthusiasts and experts. FREE ENTRY - everybody is most welcome.

Shropshire Family Hisotry Society will have a stand at this event.

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London Family History Show 2017 - We will not be attending

Sun, 24/09/2017 - 10:00

Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ

Time 10AM-4:30PM

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This is a new event but is being organised by the same team as the Yorkshire Show that we have attended several times.
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.

Due to a lack of volunteers and bad timing, for us, we will no longer be having a stand at Sandown, but wish the organisers all the best with their new venture.

Bishops Castle History Day

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 10:00
A day celebrating the history of Bishop’s Castle with talks about people, places and
events with strong links to the town and local area, followed by guided visits to

some of the town’s attractions, local history exhibition and book sales.

Booking Early Essential!

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.
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.
Admission: £3 Pay on Door. Free Parking. Non-Members Welcome.

11.00 am
Subject - "Family History from Education Records - looking at the wide variety of sources available"
Speaker - Dr Colin Chapman

2.30 pm
Subject - "Educating Poor Johnnie - what schooling was available for the 'ordinary' child"
Speaker - Eve McLaughlin


Commercial Stands booked include:   

Andrew M. Punshon (formerly Nostalgia Online)
CAB Search
Chris Makepeace - Alan Godfrey 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 booked 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:

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 4-07-17