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Family History is one of the most pleasurable and engrossing leisure activities today.  It is very interesting but can be a daunting task for the beginner.

The NNWFHS started life as the Nuneaton Family History Group.  Because of our rapidly increasing membership and the family interests that many of our members have in North Warwickshire we expanded our area and changed our name to reflect this in April 1998.  In 2009 we reviewed our working area again and included a few new parishes.

We welcome all levels of interest.  If you are starting out, we can set you on the right path and show you how and where to access the records you need.  If you are stuck, we can show you where to go next.  We can also help you to find other people who share your surname interests. We cannot help you to find living relatives but we do understand that you may wish to find long-lost cousins. Click here to go to the FAQS page for some links that may help you to find living people.

We have a growing number of members from all over the world as well as the far corners of the UK.  We appreciate the difficulties experienced by our ‘far flung’ members, and help to make them feel part of the society through our website, quarterly journal, personal correspondence, and email helplines.

We hold monthly meetings and family history help desks at local libraries. Click the PDF logo (use Ctrl + Click to open in new tab) below for details of our current programmes of events. For more information visit our Meetings & Help Desks.

  2017 Programme of Events

We organise help session, presentations by specialists in family and local historians on a variety of subjects; occasional visits to local and national record repositories, and local places of interest; and other events throughout the year. We exhibit at selected Family History Fairs and other ‘heritage’ events.

The society is actively transcribing, compiling databases, and publishing indexes for a wide variety of local genealogical records. For more information on our projects or if you feel that you have a little spare time and would like to volunteer to help with any projects please click here.

To join NNWFHS, please click on the link to go to our Membership & Subscriptions pages [Benefits] [New Member Form] [Renewal] where you will be able to join and pay online or download a printable application form if you wish to pay by cheque.

The Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society is run by a committee of elected volunteer members.  The committee is a relatively small group of individuals who give their time freely, and generously, to work for the benefit of our Society and for family history in north Warwickshire generally.  The committee is elected annually at a general meeting.  How to become a committee member, along with an outline the work of committee members, can be read by clicking on the following link (pdf document)  The Role of Committee Members.

The Constitution for the Society can be read by clicking on the following link (pdf document) Our Constitution.

NNWFHS is an independent organisation and a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.


NNWFHS Meetings & Events

  • Nuneaton Family History Help Desk Wed. 24 May, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk AND here only access to access to the full local studiescollection for Warwickshire  Held at Nuneaton Library Church Street, CV11 4DR
  • Chesterfield FHS Fair Sat. 3 Jun, 2017 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Other FHS Event NNWFHS will once again have a table/stand at the Chesterfield Family History Society Fair.10am to 4pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017Chesterfield FC Proact Stadium, S41 8NZClick here for more details
  • June Speaker Meeting Tue. 13 Jun, 2017 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm) Speaker Meetings Research & Help Session: Centenary of battle of Messines Ridge - the War Memorials Project on the website: Celia Parton. Plus cuppa and a chat!   Baptist Church Hall, The Green, Attleborough CV11 4JZTuesday 13th June 2017: doors open 7.15pm – speakers start 7.30pm promptChurch car park is in Freer Street with gate directly to Church Hall entrance
  • Coleshill Family History Help Desk Mon. 19 Jun, 2017 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk.PRE-BOOKING PREFERRED   Held at Coleshill Library Tel: 0300 555 8171Between High St. & Parkfield Rd, B46 3LD [next to the Swan Hotel]
  • Atherstone Family History Help Desk Wed. 21 Jun, 2017 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Help Desk Meeting Help Desk sessions have usual Library facilities for computers, Find My Past and Ancestry.co.uk   Held at Atherstone Library, Long Street, CV9 1AX

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