Cheshire Family History Society

Cheshire Family History Society was founded in 1969, its aim being to encourage and advance the study of genealogy, specifically for the county, but the Society also helps people who live locally whose ancestors came into the county from elsewhere.

Contact Information for Cheshire Family History Society

Address:

Lesley Smetham
c/o FHSC
Little Trees
Gawsworth Road
Gawsworth
Macclesfield
SK11 9RA

(Mobberley Research Centre):

FHSC Research Centre
Rajar Building

Town Lane
Mobberley
WA16 7ER

(Crewe Family History Unit):

Crewe Town Library
Prince Albert Street
Crewe
CW1 2DH

E-Mail:

Please use the FHSC Contacts page of their website to find out the principal officers of the association and how to contact them.

Many branches are operated by the Society, which include:

Alsager

Meeting Location:

Wesley Place Methodist Church Hall
Lawton Road
Alsager
Cheshire
ST7 2AF



Free parking is available in the Civic Centre car park.


Bebington

Location:

The Bebington Suite
Bebington Civic Centre



A selection of books and CD's can be loaned to members at the meetings.


Bramhall

Location:

United Reformed Church Hall
77 Robin's Lane
Bramhall
Stockport
SK7 2EF



The Bramhall branch of the Society was established in May 1999 and now has approximately 200 members.


Chester

Location:

All Saints Church Hall
2 Vicarage Road
Hoole
Chester
CH2 3HZ



A Help Desk is operated at meetings, and members can talk to other members about their research.


Computer Group

Location:

Hartford Methodist Church Hall
68 Beach Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 3AD



The Computer Group is a forum where those family historians using computers can meet to exchange ideas and keep up to date with the latest family tree software.


Congleton

Location:

Congleton Library
Market Square
Congleton
CW12 1ET




Crewe

Location:

Crewe Lifestyle Centre
Moss Square
Crewe
CW1 2BB



A short history of Crewe is accessible on the site.


Macclesfield

Location:

Salvation Army Church
Roe Street
Macclesfield
SK11 6UT



Society Publications

Some resources are sold by the branch, which include:

  • History of Christ Church
  • Parish Register Transcriptions: Christ Church (Baptisms 1775-1943, Marriages 1889-1982, Burials 1776-1961, Memorial Inscriptions)
  • Photographs of Christ Church
  • Macclesfield Town Maps 1871
  • Miscellaneous Information regarding Christ Church
  • Roman Catholics in Macclesfield

Nantwich

Location:

Nantwich Methodist Church Centre
Hospital Street
Nantwich
CW5 5RP



Parking is available in The Gullet or Morrison's Car Park.


Northwich

Location:

Hartford Methodist Church Hall
68 Beach Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 3AD




Runcorn

Location:

Churchill Hall
Cooper Street
Runcorn
WA7 1DH



A short history of Runcorn is accessible on their site.


Sale

Location:

Trinity Methodist Church
Trinity Road
Sale
M33 3ED



You are advised to park in the local streets because the church car park can become congested.


Tameside

Location:

Old Chapel
Old Road
Dukinfield
SK16 4BT



The metropolitan borough of Tameside was created from:

  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Audenshaw
  • Denton
  • Droylsden
  • Dukinfield
  • Hyde
  • Mossley
  • Mottram-in-Longdendale
  • Stalybridge

A 'Family Tree Detectives' session is run by the branch at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Library.


Tarporley

Location:

Little Budworth Village Hall
Vicarage Lane
Little Budworth
Tarporley
CW6 9BP




Wallasey

Location:

Claremount Road Methodist Church
Claremount Road
Wallasey
CH45 6UE



The group covers the areas of:

  • Egremont
  • Leasowe
  • Liscard
  • Moreton
  • New Brighton
  • Poulton
  • Saughall Massie
  • Seacombe
  • Upper Brighton
  • Wallasey Village

A help desk is run by the branch.


The Mobberley Research Centre is operated by the Society, which is situated in:

Address:

Rajar Building
Town Lane
Mobberley
WA16 7ER

Telephone:

01565 872210


Society Resources

Many resources are accessible, which include:

  • Computers with internet access, which includes subscriptions to FindmyPast, Ancestry and The Genealogist. 
  • Directories
  • Military Books
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • One-name Studies
  • Original documents with Surname Indexes
  • Parish Registers
  • Reference Books
  • Wills

Parking at the Centre

The Society does make a charge to people using the Centre, but free parking is available in Ilford Way, which is adjacent to the building. 


Disabled Access

Unfortunately they are situated on the first floor and the building does not have a lift.


Society Resources

Many items are also available in Crewe Family History Unit, which include:

  • Computers with Access to FindmyPast, Ancestry and The Genealogist. 
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) 1900-1950
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Newspapers: Crewe Chronicle, Nantwich Guardian and Sandbach Chronicle 1960's, 1970's and 1980's
  • Parish Records
  • Reference Books
  • Wills (Indexed)

Access to this facility is free, but donations are welcome.  

You are required to sign in and out at the building's main reception, specifying that you are visiting the Family History Unit.  They are located on the second floor.


Parking 

Car parks are available in the area.


Photocopies

Payment is required if you wish to take photocopies of any resources you consult, but some documents cannot be photocopied because of copyright law. 


Refreshments

Tea and coffee making facilities are available.


Disabled Access

A lift is available in the building.

Website:
http://www.fhsc.org.uk



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