Family and Community Historical Research Society

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Saturday 6th May 2017 FACHRS Conference, Leicester

Saturday 3rd June 2017 Chesterfield & District FHS Family, Local History and Heritage plus Craft Fair PROACT Stadium (Chesterfield FC) 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 8NZ

Saturday 10th June 2017 Wiltshire FHS Family History Day Steam Museum of the GWR, Swindon, SN2 2EY.

Saturday 24th June 2017 Yorkshire Family History Fair York Racecourse, York. YO23 1EX

Saturday 29th July 2017 Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH

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 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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