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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 July 25, 2014
2015 NNWFHS Programme of Events Issued
The NNWFHS has issued its 2015 Programme of Events in two formats, one a foldable "pocket" calendar and the other a A4 sized calendar. Links to both can be found below (click the relevant PDF logo) and in the News, Events & Meetings page in the left menu. Our calendar has updated with these events and we will continue to remind members of forthcoming events with our email newsletter.
2015 Pocket Programme                   2015 A4 Sized Programme
July 2014 Journal Issued

The NNWFHS Quarterly Journal has been released and will be winging its way to members via their chosen method of delivery. As ever our Editor, John Parton, has put together an interesting publication full of facts and information about Family History in Nuneaton and North Warwickshire. This edition features:

  • Chairman's jottings
  • Widowed by transportation
  • Wills - windows into the past
  • Memories of a Nuneaton girl
  • Alfred Lester Scrivener
  • Useful website
  • Municipal cemeteries in and around N Warks
  • Unusual family names
  • Pip, Squeak & Wilfred
  • Agricultural revolution - drainage
  • Newdigate Colliery
  • Sqn. Ldr. A G Willshaw MBE, BEM
  • Life in the Madhouse
  • Found in the registers
  • The North Warks Pages
  • Atherstone's Great War Sailors
  • NNWFHS's WWI project
  • Charles Green's balloon ascent from Atherstone

Remember the journal is only available to Members (who can click here for a PDF copy) and for as little as £10 per year members receive four journals and exclusive access to copies of all journals issued since 2009 as part of their membership. In addition they have access to other databases and information put together by the Society that is not made generally available. If you are not already a member join now!

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/

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 Saturday, 26 July 2014 07:05
 

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