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
The Family History Show, South West. UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol. BS34 8QZ Saturday 8th February 2020 10.00am – 4.30pm
Dorset Family History Society Day, Parkstone Grammar School, Poole Saturday 21st March 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm
DFamily Tree Live, Alexandra Palace London N22 7AY 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 Saturday 23rd May 2020
Yorkshire Family History Fair, York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX Saturday 20th June 2020 10.00am – 4.30pm
The Genealogy Show, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT Friday 26th & Saturday 27th June 2020
The Family History Show, London. Kempton Park Racecourse Saturday 26th September 2020 10.00am – 4.30pm
The Family History Show, London. Kempton Park Racecourse 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

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

Valerie Sanders