Past Events

Who do you think you are? and would you like to know how to find out?

Tue, 23/02/2016 - 19:30

Graham Bradbury from Shropshire Family History Society will be giving a talk “An Introduction to Family History” on Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 at 7.30 pm in All Saints Church, Baschurch. Entry will be £5 and will include light refreshments. Proceeds from the event will enable us to stage a Flower Festival on 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2016 to be held in All Saints Church, Baschurch, in order to raise urgently needed funds for repairs to the church roof.

Shropshire FHS Feb 2016 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 19:00

Subject - "That Bloody Ole in the Ground be the Death of You One Day – Shropshire’s Geological Wealth at What Cost?"
Speaker - Graham Bradbury
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Shropshire FHS Jan 2016 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 19:00

Subject - "Beer, Ballots and Bribers"
Speaker - Keith Hudson
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

A short introduction into the way elections were conducted in the late C18 and early C19, with supporting material from Shrewsbury. And some consideration of what polling information is available from that period and how it may be of use (together with some drawbacks) to those researching family history.

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Shropshire FHS Dec 2015 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 19:00

Subject - "Shropshire Marstons fly the nest"
Speaker - Ruth Wilford
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

This illustrated talk follows Ruth's research in exploring the lives of her Shropshire ancestors in the 19th century.

Shropshire Family History Society at St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury

Repeats every week until Sat Dec 05 2015 .
Sat, 28/11/2015 - 10:00
Sat, 05/12/2015 - 10:00

Shropshire FHS will be having a drop in event all day in the Church, with Local Interest Books, Local Maps and our Family History CDs all for sale, plus Society volunteers running our Shropshire HelpDesk to try and help you with your Family History/Genealogy questions.
Why not pop in to see us with your Family Tree questions or just to see what we are about?

Shropshire Family History Society at St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury

Sat, 28/11/2015 - 10:00
Sat, 05/12/2015 - 10:00

Shropshire FHS will be having a drop in event all day in the Church, with Local Interest Books, Local Maps and our Family History CDs all for sale, plus Society volunteers running our Shropshire HelpDesk to try and help you with your Family History/Genealogy questions.
Why not pop in to see us with your Family Tree questions or just to see what we are about?

Shropshire FHS Nov 2015 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 19:00

Subject - "A Hero From Hawkestone"
Speaker - Reverend L R Hayes
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

An insight into the life of Rowland, Lord Hill, a son of Shropshire who became Wellington’s most trusted General in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo, and is commemorated by a statue on top of the tallest Doric column in England.

West Surrey Family History Society Open Day

Sat, 31/10/2015 - 10:00

Venue: Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Rd, Woking, GU22 9BA

Time: 10AM - 4:30PM

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Shropshire FHS Oct 2015 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 19:00

Subject - "The view from above: recent archaeological aerial survey work in Shropshire"
Speaker - Andy Wigley
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

This talk will cover the English Heritage funded archaeological aerial survey projects undertaken in recent years by Shropshire Council. Using examples of medieval and post-medieval monuments, buildings and landscapes, it will illustrate why aerial survey is such a valuable tool for archaeologists.

Oxford FHS Open Day

Sat, 03/10/2015 - 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.