During the year Brita and I travel all over England and into Wales (still to make a visit to Scotland) taking the Roadshow to Family History Fairs. At each venue we have a table to exhibit copies of FACHRS newsletters, journals, books and CDs together with information literature about the society. We get the opportunity to chat to people explaining what FACHRS is all about and what we have achieved with our research projects.
Going to the shows allows us to answer the questions "What is FACHRS?" and "What do you do?" Hopefully we can convey our enthusiasm and encourage people to join the Society.
At the Fairs we get the chance to meet other stall holders. They include Family and Local History Societies, Record Offices, Archive Services and commercial enterprises who sell archival storage products, old street maps, books and postcards. This networking provides the opportunity to understand what they can offer members and in return allows us to promote FACHRS to them.
We always have an enjoyable day at the fairs, especially meeting members and catching up on how they are doing with their research.

We will be at the following fairs in 2018:
Fair/Open Day Date
Dorset Family History Society, Family History Day. Parkstone Grammar School Sopers Lane Poole Dorset dorsetfhs.org.uk Saturday, 24th March 2018 10am to 4pm
The Name Event, ILEC Exhibition Centre, 47 Lillie Road, Earls Court, SW6 1UD thenameevent.com Saturday, 5th May and Sunday, 6th May 2018 10am to 4.30pm
FACHRS AGM and Annual Conference fachrs.com Saturday 12 May 2018
Chesterfield & District Heritage & Crafts Fair, PROACT Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 8NZ cadfhs.org Saturday, 19th May 2018 10am to 4pm
The Family History Show Yorkshire The Knavesmire Exhibition centre, The Racecourse, York YO23 1EX thefamilyhistoryshow.com/York/ Saturday, 23rd June 2018 10.00am to 4.30pm
South West Area Group Family History Day, The GWR Steam Museum, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY swag-fair.co.uk Saturday 30th June 2018 10am to 3.30pm
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury. HP21 7NH. http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/ Saturday 28th July 2018 10am to 4.00pm
The Family History Show, London Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road Esher KT10 9AJ thefamilyhistoryshow.com/London/ Saturday, 22nd September 2018 10am to 4.30pm
Oxfordshire Family History Society Family History Fair, Marlborough School, Shipton Road Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LP ofhs.org.uk Saturday, 6th October 2018 10am to 4.00pm
West Surrey Family History Fair and Open Day, Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking. GU22 9BA. http://www.wsfhf.co.uk/ Saturday 3rd November 2018 10am to 4.30pm

Please come and visit our stall. We look forward to seeing you in 2018

Valerie Sanders