Family and Community Historical Research Society

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Saturday 9th September 2017 Stretford Family and Local History Fair St Matthews Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ

Saturday 7th October 2017 Oxfordshire Family History Fair, Marlborough Enterprise Centre, The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1LP

Sunday 8th October 2017 Hampshire Genealogical Society Family History fair and Open Day, Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9FP htpp://

Saturday 4th November 2017 Huddersfield & District FHS Family & Local History Fair Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LG

Saturday 4th November 2017 West Surrey Family History Society, Family History Fair and Open Day, Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA

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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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