St Helens Townships
FHS was formed on 23 April 2007 by twenty three like-minded people, some
of whom have researched for over 20 years. Our President, Richard Waring,
can even boast 50 years of researching and transcribing local parish
records for publication for everyone to use.
For the more technically minded of us The Museum of London has a free iPhone app. Streetmuseum allows you to compare over 200 images of London past and present. The images are from the Museum’s extensive collection of images showing momentous and also everyday occasions in London’s history. Once the application is downloaded to your iPone you will be able to select a destination, hold your iPhone camera up to the present day street scene and compare with the old image.
One of the highlights in the family history calendar, this hugely popular event returns for a 4th year at London’s Olympia from 25th February until 27th February 2011. Preparations for the show are well underway and the WDYTYA-Live website will be going live sometime in November. There will be the chance to buy 2 adult tickets for £25.00. To claim this special offer visit the WDYTYA website and quote FFHS2425 once the offer becomes live Conditions apply. A
Over 4,000 pieces of fabric will be shown as part of the Threads of Feeling Exhibition at the Foundling Museum, London WC1N, from the 14th October 2010 until 6th March 2011. These pieces of fabric were either left as a token or cut from an abandoned child’s clothing when it was left at the Foundling Hospital. The fabric pieces were then attached to a registration form as a means of future identification in case a mother returned to claim her child.
Records of the
Foundling Hospital can be found at the
This is a recent venture where the National Archives is aiming to be more interactive with customers to help develop its services. The projects found in Labs are not intended to be finished versions but more of a showcase of new ideas and an area in which to test them. Also, users’ feedback is invited as these comments will help determine which projects should be integrated into the main National Archives website. All the prototype tools on the website are trials and are not perfect so there will be some teething problems. Onthe website at the moment you will find the ‘Domesday on a Map’ tool where you can search for places mentioned in the Domesday Book and ‘Photo Finder’ where you can view over 14,000 photos of early 20th century Britain as well as other tools for your research.
the world recently watched the unfolding of the Chilean mine rescue, it is
ironic that here at the FFHS, our attention was drawn to the Hillcrest
Mining Disaster, the largest mine disaster in Canada , which occurred on
June 19, 1914 in the Southwest corner of Alberta in the small village of
Boxing Day is one of the most popular times of the year for people to research their family history. With the family gathered around for the festivities, it’s the perfect time to quiz the older generations on what they remember about the family, and get the youngsters inspired too. And with nothing but repeats on telly all week, you’ve then got time on your hands to get down to some serious record searching.
With this in mind, the folk at findmypast.co.uk and Genes Reunited are launching “Start your family tree week”. From Boxing Day 2010 right through to New Year’s Day there’ll be special offers available every day, including free getting started guides, printable charts, discounts and competitions. To find out what’s on offer each day, visit the findmypast blogand Genes Reunited blog every day from Boxing Day onwards.
The Great War Archive is an online repository of items relating to the First World War containing over 6,500 items which were contributed by members of the public through open days held around the UK. The items range from official Attestation Papers to more personal items such as postcards sent by a soldier from the front to his family in England. Also found in the collection are many photographs of soldiers and regiments. The collection is free to search online and reminds us of the loss and devastation felt by families during times of war.
Individuals who join the
British Association for Local History by 15 December 2010 (annual
subscription £25) will be able to have a year's subscription to the
Bibliography of British and Irish History including remote access,
for a further payment of only £5. An individual subscription giving remote
access to the BBIH normally costs £110 plus VAT per year.
Walker Books are offering copies of the new children's book Who Do You Think You Are? Be A Family Tree Detective by Dan Waddell & inspired by the hit BBC TV Series
To win one of five copies simply answer the following question:
Q: How many years ago was Walker Books founded
To read a review of this book please visit the New Books Page on the FFHS website. This is an ideal Christmas gift for the young family historians in your family!
Christmas Book Sale - For a limited
time, receive up to 50% off over 300 titles
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is currently closed to the public until April 2011 when it will relocate to its new headquarters in the Titanic quarter.
FFHS Annual Awards Announced
not try these recipes that our ancestors would have served in days gone
Acid free Archival Storage, book sales & the full range of Alan Godfrey maps
For a nostalgic look at how our families would have celebrated Christmas from 1600 to the present day, visit the Geffrye Museum in London which is holding Christmas Past, $00 Years of seasonal traditions in English homes.
A full list of Ezine competition winners can be seen on the FFHS website.
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If you require a printed copy of the FFHS Ezine