LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre
First Steps in Family History - Our Beginners Course
January sees the start of our next Family History Beginners Course
We start on Friday January 31st and run for 10 weeks.
Our aim is to help you get your family history back to the 1800 using, amongst other things Civil Registration, Parish Records and Censuses.
Full details of the syllabus of this and our next two courses can be found at
Ring Ron Chapman on 07730 793990 to book or for further details edit.
FFHS Beyond the Census IV Conference
Saturday 23rd November 2019
Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission, City Road, London, EC1Y 1AU
9.30am – 5.00pm (GMT)
Whether you'll be attending for (re-)inspiration, to hear about 'new' material, or simply expecting to refresh your memory of dormant skills, we think this Autumn's conference is one you won't want to miss!
The Speakers for this event include:
Adrian Stone talking about 'Finding Your Windrush Roots'.
Dr Penny Walters 'Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy'.
Francis Howcutt 'Hearth Tax and other 17th Century Sources'
Anthony Marr will review "Hatch, Match and Despatch - A Few Lessons from Civil Registration"
The ticket price includes a Buffet Lunch, plus Hot and/or Cold Drinks upon arrival and during breaks.
Booking: Attendance at the Saturday 23rd November session costs just £19:50.
There is only 100 places so please book early using the link below.
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From member Jim Lancaster
The Catholic Family History Society (North West) is meeting Saturday,
1st. June, at Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood,
Preston PR2 8EA (Large Car Park at rear of Church)
1-00 pm Arrival and Welcome by Maureen Fitzgibbon
1-30 pm ON_LINE NEWSPAPERS: A VALUABLE SOURCE FOR FAMILY HISTORY
RESEARCH Lawrence Gregory M.A., Archivist, Newman Collection, Birmingham.
2-30 pm Afternoon Tea
3-00 pm SOURCES AND PROBLEM SOLVING Meet fellow family historians for
discussion on established and new sources of information and advice on
finding your ancestors. Bring your own research to show us! Discussion
led by Brenda Hustler.
4-00 pm Meeting closes
Cost £8.oo per person (inclusive of all refreshments)
Enquiries - e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Lancaster (Bury, Lancs.)
From My Heritage
Hi All, today is your lucky day!
I wanted you to know that we’re offering, from today and until March 20, 2019, all MyHeritage users FREE access to all our Irish record collections in honour of St. Patrick’s Day this year.
Do you have the luck of the Irish? Search our Irish records for free today to see if you have Irish roots.
Enjoy your search and share this news and your discoveries with the world.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day,
From our friends in Manchester & Lancashire FHS
The Anglo-Scottish FHS, a branch of Manchester & Lancashire FHS is planning a Scottish Heritage Day on Thursday 16th May, to be held at Manchester Central Library.
We will be hosting representatives from National Records of Scotland, Iain Ferguson from ScotlandsPeople and Tessa Spencer from the National Library. They will be talking about how to get the best from their respective sources. This is the first time such representatives have ventured into England and we are very pleased that they will be visiting us.
I believe this subject may be of interest to some of your members and would be most grateful if you could advise them of this event. Full details of the talks and booking requirements are on the attached poster and on the Anglo Scottish FHS face book page.
I thank you for your co-operation in letting your members know of this event
From LFHHS Chorley Branch and the LFHHS Chorley Family History Research Centre
Next Steps in Family History
An intermediate course in Family History
Chorley Family History Research Centre
Astley Hall Farmhouse
10 weeks starting on Friday January 25th
Subjects include:- Old Handwriting, Church Records, Monumental Inscriptions, Maps, Army, Navy, RAF, Wills, Family History websites
Contact Ron Chapman
for further details or to book your place
Posted at the request of Jacquie Crosby, Archives Service Manager, Lancashire Archives.
WANTED: People interested in the North West region, your local area and its past
Do you know what used to be on your street before your home was built?
How long has your road been there? What did it look like in the past?
Where did your ancestors live or work?
Do you know where to find this information?
Can you help us to help you to find this information?
Across the North West of England, libraries and archive services have thousands of original maps, photographs and research which can answer these questions and more, but they are fragile and often only available at these sites. We want to create a website which links digital maps, photographs, plans and other images. Most of these maps would be digitised in colour for the first time. Digital technology also offers us the chance to preserve the maps.
Users would be able to pick a specific place and instantly see digitised archive maps for that location. Archive maps could be linked to current maps and potentially satellite images, allowing easy, accurate comparison. They could also be linked to local photographs and other archives and research.
We need your help to explore the potential for a new and exciting project which is all about opening access to maps. We have developed a survey to collect your views and ideas on the project. This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and is totally anonymous.
The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dm20189
It closes at 5pm on Sunday 13th January.
From Steve Benson
A date for your diary - Society Lunch 12 May 2019 at The Park Club Thornton Cleveleys
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