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 2017:
Fair/Open Day Date
FACHRS Conference, Leicester Saturday 6th May 2017
Chesterfield & District FHS Family, Local History and Heritage plus Craft Fair PROACT Stadium (Chesterfield FC) 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 8NZ Saturday 3rd June 2017
Wiltshire FHS Family History Day Steam Museum of the GWR, Swindon, SN2 2EY. http://wiltshirefhs.co.uk/index Saturday 10th June 2017
Yorkshire Family History Fair, York Racecourse, York. YO23 1EX
Saturday 24th June 2017
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/ Saturday 29th July 2017
Oxfordshire Family History Fair, Marlborough Enterprise Centre, The Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. OX20 1LP Saturday 7th October 2017
Hampshire Genealogical Society Family History fair and Open Day, Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way , Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9FP htpp://hgs-familyhistory.com/ Sunday 8th October 2017
West Surrey Family History Society, Family History Fair and Open Day, Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA h ttp://wsfhs.co.uk/pages/index.php Saturday 4th November 2017

Please come and visit our stall. We look forward to seeing you in 2017

Valerie Sanders