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 2019.
Fair/Open Day Date
Family Tree Live, Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY https://www.family-tree.co.uk/ftre/show/family-tree-live/ Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April 2019
Family History, Local History and Heritage Societies Plus Crafts Fair, The PROACT Stadium 1866 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield. S41 8NZ Saturday 18th May 2019
The Genealogy Show, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT www.thegenealogyshow.uk Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June 2019
Yorkshire Family History Fair, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX http://www.yorkshirefamilyhistoryshow.com/york/ Saturday 22nd June 2019
The Family History Show, South West. UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol. BS34 8QZ https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/south-west/ Saturday 6th July 2019 10.00am - 4.30pm
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day, A Family and Local History Fair, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH Saturday, 27th July 2019 10.00am-4.00pm
The Family History Show, London. Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9AJ www.thefamilyhistoryshow.com/London/ Saturday 24th August 2019
Oxfordshire Family History Fair, Marlborough Enterprise Centre, The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1LP www.ofhs.org.uk Saturday 5th October 2019 10am - 4pm
West Surrey Family History Fair and Open Day, Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking. GU22 9BA. http://www.wsfhf.co.uk/ Saturday 2nd November 2019 10am - 4.30pm

Please come and visit our stall. We look forward to seeing you during 2019

Valerie Sanders