Family History is one of the most pleasurable and fastest growing 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's (use Ctrl + Click to open in new tab) below for details of our 2014 and 2015 programmes of events. For more information visit our Meetings & Help Desks.
We organise workshops, slide shows; talks by family and local historians on a variety of subjects; visits to local and national record repositories, and local places of interest; and other events throughout the year. We exhibit at 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, 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 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