NNWFHS Meetings & Events

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

 2018-2019 Programme of Events: 

The Society produces a wide range ofpublications.  Online subscription accessto baptism, marriage and burialtranscriptions is also available.
The list of publications grows includingunique or privately held items — newcontributions or suggestions welcome!We also have several transcribed indexesfor material previously at Lichfield ROwhich cover the full diocesan area.  Theonline shop is regularly updated—overseas or UK orders can be placed.There are discounts for members.
www.nnwfhs.org.ukThe expanded booklet “What is Where for
North Warwickshire-Church of EnglandParishes, Civil Registration Districts, PoorLaw Unions & Municipal Burial Grounds” isan essential for all with roots in the area. Itincludes an outline of the development ofparish registers, plus parishes map, detailsof civil registration in the area along with aplaces/registration districts chart and listsof Poor Law Unions and Municipal burialgrounds. All that in one booklet!
Joining NNWFHS provides opportunity toengage with new topics, make friends anddiscuss your research successes and brickwalls over a cup of tea or coffee.Quarterly short informal talks of practicalhelp. QuarterlyJournal is free to members.New members receive a welcome packwhich includes a copy of the useful bookletDiscovering Your Roots In North
Come Along...
NNWFHS’ meetings are held on the secondTuesday each month at [unless stated]:
Attleborough Baptist Church,The Green, Nuneaton CV11 4JZ
Friendly and sociable! All are welcome.Church car park, in Freer Street -accessonly from The Square, has access to hall atrear of church.  Additional parking on streetto front of the church.
Entrance fees: member £2.50; member plusa companion £5; others £4 each.  Specialrates may apply.  Tea/coffee provided.  Atresearch sessions, there is a short talk,relevant internet access and time to seekhelp. A “library” of books is also availablefrom which members may borrow.
Doors open 7.15pm,speakers 7.30pmprompt.
For more information—or to check forchanges to advertised programme—please
visit the website:www.nnwfhs.org.uk
Details of
Guest Speakers
&Other Information
Meetings are held in the Hall at rear ofThe Baptist Church, The Green,
Attleborough, Nuneaton CV11 4JZDoors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm prompt
9 Oct The Exhall Pit Disaster–John &2018 Lynda Burton take us back to 1915.
13 Nov AGM Life on the Midlands’Canals 100 Years Ago-Chris Joneswill take us on a journey of discovery.
11 Dec Tudor & Victorian Christmases—Carole Haines will compare how thefestive season changed.Journal av’ble.
8 Jan New Year Social—as usual bring2019 along some food to share and enjoy the
gathering!  Slide show, quiz, etc.12 FebA Soldier's Life:understanding a man's
progress from civilian to soldier andback again.  Military historian andresearcher Chris Baker will put guide usin putting flesh on those military bones.
12 Mar Research & help:Let’s explore ...theNNWFHS online–a presentation bywebmaster Ian Shuter to show how toget the most out of the website.Social Media officer, Jo Darling willdemonstrateNNWFHSFacebooktopromote events.Journal available.
9 Apr Hartshill Castle: local historian BeckyBarton will explore early times of thisancient castle site.
26 & [Fri & Sat] Family Tree Live-Alexandra27 Apr Palace, North London N22 7AY. New
event in iconic venue.   Free parking.Come along and meet the team!
14 May Wind, Milling and Bread: a story ofthe history of bread and millingthrough time-John Massey willexplore the milling and production ofthis staple food.
18 May [Sat] Chesterfield & District FHSFair-Chesterfield FC Proact StadiumS41 8NZ or 8LF.  Visit the crookedspire, canal trust...come to the Fair!
Jun tbc [Sat] Shropshire FHS Fair–ShireHall, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND. **
6 & 7 Jun[Fri & Sat] The Genealogy Show:NEC, Birmingham. **
11 Jun Research & help:Let’s explore…DNA for the family historian.Barbara Griffiths will get to grips withDNA and how it can help ourgenealogical research.Journal av’ble.
22 Jun [Sat] York Family History FairKnavesmire Building, YorkRacecourseYO23 1EX.Parking isfree. Have a weekend in York,visitthe Fair and meet our team.
9 Jul A guided visit-Merevale ChurchRita Poulson will lead a visit to thisbeautiful and historicchurch, kindpermission of Rev. J. White.  Off A5on Merevale Lane CV9 2LA.  Parkingadjacent.  Meet 7.15pm for 7.30 start.
Jul tbc [Sat] Bucks FHS Open Day/Fair: The21 or 28 Grange School, Wendover Way,
Aylesbury HP21 7NH.13 Aug The Undoing of Polly Button-the
tragic life and bloody murder of MaryGreen. MemberSteve Moore willreveal all and confirm the imminentpublication of his book about thisNuneaton story.
NNWFHS is on Facebook: find us—and “like” us!
10 Sep Research & help : Let’s explore...oldoccupations.Ag labs, miners,weavers, printers and more. Bring yourunusual or archaic job titles anddiscuss how to better understand theirwork. Journal available
5 Oct [Sat] Oxfordshire FHS Fairat MEC,Woodstock, OX20 1LP.Come along!
8 Oct Crime and punishment in the19thcentury-Anne Langley will drawon court records to show how ourmiscreant forebears were treated–andwho else may appear in court records.
12 Nov AGM & John Burton-Revd NicholasChamberlaine and his Bedworthcharities– including the almshouses-John will also report on progress withtheGeorge Eliot visitor centre.
10 Dec The History of Hatting & theAtherstone Yards: Eddie Smallwoodwill round off the year with truly localemphasis. A trade that has vanishedyet once employed many.  Were yourforebears as mad as hatters…?
NNWFHS’ presence at Fairs marked **and atother events will be announced when confirmed.
If you are within striking distance of outsideevents, do please come along and make
yourself known to our volunteers.Do please check the website in case of change.
Ideas for speakers?  Let us know!
NNWFHS is a memberof the Federation of
Family History Societies

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.


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