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Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society

Welcome, we hope that by exploring our website we can help you to discover your ancestors in North Warwickshire. Use the menu or the buttons below to navigate.

 

Society News - Last Updated April 8, 2014
April 2014 NNWFHS Journal Now Online in Members Area

Our excellent Journal, put together by John Parton, is available to read by members, who should have also received it by email or snail mail in the near future. Click here to go to it, you will need to log-in.

The Journal Index database has also been updated with the latest articles.

New Opening Times for Shropshire Archives

Following a public consultation, Shropshire Archives has now confirmed new opening hours from Wed 16th April.

•Sundays to Tuesdays: closed
•Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm

•Thursday: 10am to 4pm
•Fridays: 10am to 4pm
•Saturdays (every other): 10am to 2pm (the first Saturday opening will be on 26 April)

For further details check out the press release announcement
http://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2014/04/new-opening-hours-for-shropshire-archives/
and on our website
http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives/visiting-shropshire-archives/

Campaign to Open Historic Registers

Anguline Research Archives is running a campaign to open historic registers now; we ask that you mention this campaign to society members, for further details see our website at
http://anguline.co.uk/ohrn.html

Almost 100 years ago a Royal Commission on Public Records appointed to inquire into and report on the state of the public records and local records of a public nature of England and Wales stated in their report-

“We see no good reason in principle for forbidding searchers to take copies at their own risk. The existing restriction rests merely of financial grounds and we think that it should be removed.”

That being the case why are they still restricted now?

There is now a petition online at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62779

Please sign this petition and share the url with society members, friends and contacts

Apathy will destroy any chance of success.
These registers are your heritage. They are archived for your information. Please help to make it Easier and Cheaper to access them

Thank you.


Guy
Etchells, Anguline Research

Wilnecote April Help Desk Meeting cancelled
Due to Easter Monday falling on the third Monday in April (21st) the regular monthly help desk at Wilnecote has been cancelled and the next one will be on Monday 19th May, 2014.
2014 Bonus Disc is in the shop!!

Now in the NNWFHS Shop….the 2014 Bonus Disc

Since all subscribing members have now received their free Bonus Disc, we are now able to offer the remaining copies for sale in the Shop. [New members for the 2013-14 year will continue to receive a free copy as part of their subscription].

Priced at £6, it is a bargain !!  The disc contains the following items which should be of interest to those who have ancestral roots in the NNWFHS area, especially John Astley’s diary which is presented as copies of the original document and gives an insight into daily life in Nuneaton.…

  • The Nuneaton Diary of John Astley 1810 – 1845
  • Sweyn Stevens’ Charitable Gift, Hartshill Recipients list 1774 – 1850
  • Middleton Estate catalogue 1924
  • Voyage of the Light Brigade – 132 emigrants from the Bedworth area to Queensland, Australia 1863.
  • Directories of Atherstone [1830]; Bedworth [1912]; Nuneaton [1830]
  • WAR Maps [entire / part] for  1772; 1787; 1820; 1895.
  • STS Maps [entire] 1895.
  • LEI & RUT Maps 1895.
  • Journals:  2009 – 2013 [Click here for the Index].
A message from the Webmaster

Please note that we have added quite a lot of new content to the site and have begun a revamp of some of the older information. As ever we value all contributions and we are always grateful to receive input and material for publication. Please email the webmaster with any information you may want to share.

The work includes:

  • Six new War Memorial transcriptions to the public index (click here).
  • Hartshill War Memorial updated to include all the names of the fallen.
  • A complete and searchable index (click here) for all of the NNWFHS Journals.
  • Revamped Menu including the first link to our First World War Centenary pages.
  • Work has started on revamping the Town and Villages pages.
 
News Archive- Last Updated April 8th, 2014
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum need WW1 photographs. Click here for more
Warwickshire Records Office Digitisation Project. Click here for the latest news.
2014 Pocket Calendar available by clicking here
New searchable database - Index to War Memorials, Gravestone Inscriptions and Rolls of Honour, located in northern Warwickshire. Read more.
Free online access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography at home using your library ticket. Read more.
New project to commemorate the Centenary of the start of World War I. Read more.
New publications.  Our Burial CDs, Series I and II, now available from the Online Shop. Read more.
Researchers Beware! - Recent changes to the parishes of Austrey, Newton Regis, Seckington, Shuttington and Warton. Read more.
Changes to NNWFHS working area. Willey parish added. Read more.
HS2 Route through North Warwickshire. Make sure you photograph affected areas before it is too late! Read more.
New podcasts and research guides on Wills and Hugenot Ancestors from the National Archives. Read more.
NNWFHS Needs Your Help! Volunteers urgently needed to join the committee and to help with indexing projects. Read more.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NNWFHS - Winner of the FFHS Best Small Society Website of the Year Award 2011

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:28
 

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