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
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
Family and Local History Fair with Craft Stalls, Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6AY https://doncasterfhs.co.uk/event/family-history-fair-2018/ Saturday 13th October 2018
Suffolk Family History Society Annual Fair, University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ www.suffolkfhs.org.uk Saturday 27th October 2018 10am - 4pm
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