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.
|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.
|? Apr||Richmond, Yorks||*¹||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.
Group Convenor – Graham Irvine