Brackley & District

Family History

The Family History Group.

We meet at Egerton Hall Community Centre, Juno Crescent, Brackley, NN13 6EA, (on the corner of Juno Crescent and Poppyfields Way) at 10:00 to 12:00 on the 2nd Thursday morning of each month. If you arrive beforehand, there are facilities to make your own tea or coffee.
As this is a relatively new building, your Sat-Nav will recognise the Postcode but not the precise location.
In view of the security arrangements at the venue, any non-FH Group members wishing to attend should contact me beforehand through the FH Group web page.
Attendees pay £1.00 which covers the cost of the room that has Wi-Fi, a great asset for communal on-line research.

Our group consists of those who are relatively new to researching their family history through to those who have been doing it for several years.
Everyone is sharing their knowledge and assisting each other in finding records of their ancestors, often breaking down those brick walls and disproving those old family stories. These records help us to find out what their life was like, what work they did, where they lived as well as trying to bring alive their social history.

A good website for Family History events and lectures, etc., is www.geneva.weald.org.uk
The following are some of the Fairs and Open Days, some of which are annual and others bi-annual. These are a good way of getting information from across the UK and beyond. Each event will be attended by several FH Societies from counties and cities, as well as traders and others. Note in particular the local ones in Aylesbury and Woodstock. Further details and timings can be found on the respective websites.

Date Venue Group Website
8th Feb Bristol The FH Show, South West *² https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/south-west/
14/15th Feb Belfast Back to our Past*² http://backtoourpast.ie/
21st Mar Poole Dorset FHS, FH Day www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/events
9th Apr Cobham, Kent NW Kent FHS, FH Day www.nwkfhs.org.uk/
17/18th Apr London Family Tree Live *² www.family-tree.co.uk/
18th Apr Musselburgh Scottish Assn of FHSs Conference www.safhs.org.uk/
2nd May Sheffield Sheffield & Dist FHS, FH Fair http://www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk/events
23rd May Chesterfield C’field & Dist FHS, FH Fair www.cadfhs.org
6th June Shrewsbury Shropshire FHS, FH Fair www.sfhs.org.uk/events
20th June York The York FH Show *² http://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/york/
26/27th June NEC, B’ham The Genealogy Show *² www.thegenealogyshow.uk/
26th Sept Sunbury The London FH Show *² https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/
3rd Oct Woodstock Oxfordshire FHS, FH Fair www.ofhs.org.uk
3rd Oct Doncaster Doncaster & Dist FHS, FH Fair http://doncasterfhs.co.uk
24th Oct Ipswich Suffolk FHS, Annual FH Fair www.suffolkfhs.org.uk
7th Nov Woking West Surrey FHS, FH Fair www.wsfhs.co.uk
7th Nov Huddersfield Huddersfield & Dist FHS, FH Fair www.hdfhs.org.uk

Details of possible future events may become available on the respective websites in due course.

Date Venue Group Website
? Apr Richmond, Yorks https://clevelandfhs.org.uk/
? May Aberystwyth Cardiganshire FHS www.cgnfhs.org.uk
? July Aylesbury Buckinghamshire FHS, Open Day www.bucksfhs.org.uk
? Sept Carmarthen Dyfed FHS, FH Fair www.dyfedfhs.org.uk/en
? Sept Stretford Cheshire FHS, FH Fair www.fhsc.org.uk/
? Sept Bristol Bristol & Avon FHS, FH Fair www.bafhs.org.uk
? Sept Woolmer Green Hertfordshire FHS, Open Day www.hertsfhs.org.uk
? Sept Wimborne Minster Somerset & Dorset FHS, Open Day www.sdfhs.org/
? Oct Motherwell Lanarkshire Local & FHS lfhsshow.weebly.com
? Oct Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan FHS, FH Fair www.glamfhs.org.uk
? Oct Woking Romany & Traveller FHS, Open Day https://rtfhs.org.uk
? Oct Dublin Back to our Past*² http://backtoourpast.ie/
? Nov Cambridge Cambs. Local & FH Fair https://www.cfhs.org.uk/events.html

.*¹ Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham FHS, Open Day.
.*² This is a commercial event where entrance tickets have to be purchased, usually available at the door or on-line.

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Group Convenor – Graham Irvine

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