Family and Community Historical Research Society

A key benefit of being a FACHRS member is the opportunity to take part as a volunteer project researcher

We offer a range of projects for everyone

If you are a family historian or local history historian you already possess many of the skills that could make you a valuable project researcher. Our projects fall into two categories.

Major Projects

These can involve a year or more part-time research - they become a real labour of love! They may involve frequent visits to your Local Record Office to seek out primary sources.

  Have a look at reports on past projects.

The Swing Riots

The Allotments Project

The Arithmeticke Project

The Almshouses Project

The School Log Books Project

The Home Front Project

Communities of Dissent

  Our current major project is:


Annual Projects

Here the goal is to complete the research within a month or so. They only require access to online resources.

Background to Annual Projects

  Recent projects are:

Station Masters


Bank Managers


Victorian Rural Policemen

Census Enumerators



Parlour Maids


  2022 Annual Project is:


  Additional project

COVID-19 Pandemic Project

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