West Wirral Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire

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Family History Society of Cheshire
The West Wirral Group of the Family History Society of Cheshire meets on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding January, August and December) at Westbourne Community Centre, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ.

At each meeting there is a help desk from 1.30pm when you are invited to bring along any problems you may have with your family history research and our experienced members will endeavour to help you. The main meeting starts at 2:00pm when we have a talk followed by tea or coffee and biscuits and time for a chat. The talks cover a variety of topics including family and local history. Visitors are very welcome. Admission at the door is 1.50 for members and 2.00 for visitors (including refreshments).

Future Meetings

8th February
It's all a load of old cobblers!

An illustrated talk by John Adamson who traces one branch of his mothers family back from butchers and cobblers in Carnarvon to more prominent North Wales nobility. John also covers some of the difficulties he experienced during his research and some aspects of North Wales history.

8th March
Disasters in Court!

A talk by Angela Brabin who will entertain us with a selection of anecdotes of her former life as a solicitor

12th April
Heir hunting - an insider's view!

An illustrated talk by Alison Williams who was a researcher and case
manager for over six years with a major probate genealogy company.

10th May
Newspapers and where they can lead

An illustrated talk by Hilary Watmough.
We all inherit newspaper cuttings relating to weddings, funerals, etc. In this talk Hilary explains how to interpret these cuttings and how to extract information from them so that we can relate them to family members and extend our research into their background.
NB. This is not a talk about how to locate newspapers for use in family research. The talk is about how to use newspapers to understand how our families lived, worked and played.

14th June
What Was On The Telly?

An illustrated talk by Barry Humphreys
A look at those golden early years of Television. What can you remember?
This talk takes the form of a follow-on for those who enjoyed the 1950s talk!

12th July

Help desks

Help Desks are provided at the following libraries:
Heswall - 1st Monday of the Month 10:00am to 1:00pm
West Kirby - 2nd Monday of the Month 10:00am to 1:00pm
Upton - 2nd Tuesday of the Month 9:30am to 12:30pm


Family History Society of Cheshire website www.fhsc.org.uk
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