Family and Community Historical Research Society





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Saturday 27th August Chesterfield and District Family History Society, Family History and Heritage Fair with Craft Stalls, Outward Academy, Newbold ,Chesterfield S41 8BA

Saturday 1st October 2016 Oxfordshire Family History Fair, Marlborough Enterprise Centre, The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1LP

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Cambridgeshire Family History Society, Family History Fair, Girton Glebe Primary School, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0PN

Saturday 5th November 2016 West Surrey Family History Society, Family History Fair and Open Day, Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA

Saturday 12th November 2016 Huddersfield and District FHS, Family and Local History Fair, Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road. Huddersfield. HD1 3LG

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Going beyond your family history

"Founded at a meeting of over 100 people at the Open University (OU) in Milton Keynes on 18 April 1998, FACHRS (it rhymes with "thatchers" or "crackers" - your pick!) was first suggested by Shirley Fisher a former student of OU Course DA301 Studying Family and Community History: 19th and 20th Centuries.

The aims of the Society are to promote and communicate research in family and community history, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of locally based micro-studies, especially through collaborative research. Over the years, major projects have resulted in books on the Swing Riots, 19th century Allotments, and Almshouses (forthcoming) and a number of mini-projects that have proved immensely popular, with 30-40 per cent of Society members taking part."


Professor Michael Drake

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