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 2020.
Fair/Open Day Date
Dorset Family History Society Day, Parkstone Grammar School, Poole https://www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/events-activities/family-history-day/ Saturday 21st March 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
Family Tree Live, Alexandra Palace London N22 7AY https://www.family-tree.co.uk/ftre/show/family-tree-live/ Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April 2020
FACHRS Annual Conference Saturday 16th May 2020
Family History, Local History and Heritage Societies Plus Crafts Fair, The PROACT Stadium 1866 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield. S41 8NZ https://www.cadfhs.org/2018-show-case-event-family-history-local-history-heritage-crafts/ Saturday 23rd May 2020
Yorkshire Family History Fair, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX http://www.yorkshirefamilyhistoryshow.com/york/ Saturday 20th June 2020 10.00am – 4.30pm
The Genealogy Show, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT www.thegenealogyshow.uk Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June 2020
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day, A Family and Local History Fair, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH Saturday 25th July 2020 10.00am-4.00pm
The Family History Show, London. Kempton Park Racecourse www.thefamilyhistoryshow.com/London/ Saturday 26th September 2020 10.00am – 4.30pm
Doncaster and District FHS, Family and Local History Fair with Craft Stalls, Doncaster Deaf Trust, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY https://doncasterfhs.co.uk/event/ddfhs-family-local-history-fair-with-craft-stalls-2020/ Saturday 3rd October 2020 10.00am - 4.00pm
Oxfordshire Family History Fair, Marlborough Enterprise Centre, The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1LP https://news.ofhs.org.uk/fair/ Saturday 3rd October 2020

Please come and visit our stall. We look forward to seeing you during 2020

Valerie Sanders