Episode 30 – Family History Societies: Part 1

Pretty much every area has one. And they are a mine of information. But, do you know about all the information they hold, the records they maintain, the huge amount of local knowledge that their members have? Not to mention the social aspect of interacting with like-minded, friendly people?

Today, I’m joined by the highly knowledgeable Margaret Roberts of the Family History Society of Cheshire, for a natter about the benefits of Family History Societies. We discuss how they may be able to help you break down those brick walls, and solve genealogical challenges that have eluded you for years.

We chat about what societies do, the records and advice they hold, how local and family history combine – and a number of other subjects to (hopefully!) enthuse you about getting involved in these fascinating groups.

In fact, we had such a pleasant chat, bouncing around lots of family history topics, that I’ve split this episode into two parts. The next, to be published next month.

Huge thanks go to Margaret for giving up her time. More information about the Family History Society of Cheshire can be found at https://www.fhsc.org.uk/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FHSofCheshire.

Margaret can be contacted on Twitter here.

Recommended drinks to accompany this episode: In the finest tradition of all the best community meetings, tea or coffee made from a large, silver, communal drum of boiling water. Just clean the sugar spoon!

Recommended biscuits to accompany this episode: Crackers – with Cheshire cheese, to mark the location of the FHSC. A fabulous part of the country.

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