Past Events

Telford Libraries' Community History Day

Sat, 01/03/2014 - 10:00

For the third year running Wellington Library is set to host a Community History Day to celebrate all that is great about all kinds of history.

Community History Day itself is being held on Saturday 1 March at Wellington Library to coincide with Wellington Town Charter Day celebrations so it’s set to be a busy day for the borough town.

On the day anyone visiting the library between 10am – 2pm will be able to chat with a variety of local and family history groups from the Wrekin Local Studies Forum about the history of the area.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 23 2014 except Sun Feb 23 2014.
Thu, 20/02/2014 - 09:30
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:30
Sat, 22/02/2014 - 09:30

Shropshire Family History Society will be having a presence this year for all 3 days at this, probably, largest Family History event in the UK. We will be there with all our CDs, a selection of local interest books & maps, our computer databases and a team of volunteers all on Stand 34 in the S.O.G section.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday until 17:30

At Olympia, London - Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX London, United Kingdom

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 09:30
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:30
Sat, 22/02/2014 - 09:30

Shropshire Family History Society will be having a presence this year for all 3 days at this, probably, largest Family History event in the UK. We will be there with all our CDs, a selection of local interest books & maps, our computer databases and a team of volunteers all on Stand 34 in the S.O.G section.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday until 17:30

At Olympia, London - Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX London, United Kingdom

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Thu, 20/02/2014 - 09:30
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:30
Sat, 22/02/2014 - 09:30

Shropshire Family History Society will be having a presence this year for all 3 days at this, probably, largest Family History event in the UK. We will be there with all our CDs, a selection of local interest books & maps, our computer databases and a team of volunteers all on Stand 34 in the S.O.G section.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday until 17:30

At Olympia, London - Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX London, United Kingdom

Shropshire FHS February 2014 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "A Family Historian’s History of the English Parish"
Speaker - John Shearman

How the pattern of parishes developed and how later changes have influenced Family history research.

John Shearman is a member and past chairman of our Society

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Shropshire FHS January 2014 AGM & Monthly Meeting

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Haunted Shrewsbury"
Speaker - Martin Wood

Martin is the World's tallest Town Crier, luckily he is our local hirsute Town Crier, who does local ghost walks, has appeared several times on TV, doubles as Hagrid and opens our Open Day.

A short AGM will be run at the start of the evening, chaired by our freshly Knighted President!

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Shropshire FHS December 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/12/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Ideas and Innovations: Victorian Technology and the Victorian Country House"
Speaker - Gareth Williams

Running a great household has never been an easy task.  In the nineteenth century though, the application of manufacturing and technical brilliance lessened the burden on master and, especially servant with the introduction and development of novel items from kitchen and bathroom to bedroom and ballroom.

Shropshire FHS November 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "Migration of Shropshire People to Birmingham in the 19th Century"
Speaker - Dr. Chris Upton

Dr. Chris Upton – Senior Lecturer in History and Senior Academic Support Tutor at Newman College Birmingham.  He is a leading historian of the West Midlands and has published many books on the region.

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Shropshire FHS October 2013 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 19:00

Venue - The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Subject - "From Medieval Hobelars to WWII POWs"
Speaker - Graham Bradbury

Do you suspect, or have evidence, that one of your ancestors once served in the militia, army, navy, merchant navy, RAF or home guard. You may have a photograph with someone in a uniform, or a census record that records a relative as a soldier, a medal or artefact, but know no more.

Oxford FHS Open Day

Sat, 05/10/2013 - 10:00

Venue: The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, OX20 1LP.

 Time 10AM-4:00PM

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This is another of our trips further afield to meet members and other folk interested in Shropshire Family History.
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.