Family and Social History Group

Family and Social History Group


Co-ordinator:  Andrea Lord

Tel:   01565 872295




The Family History Group has revised the name of our Group to be ‘Family and Social History’ as that more accurately reflects what we do. We plan to continue providing a range of interesting topics, rather than a course in how to do family history, as that is covered by the Family History Society of Cheshire at Mobberley. Ours is not a genealogy group, we are interested in how our ancestors lived, not only recording names and dates. We very much welcome new members to our friendly group. Please contact the Co-ordinator Andrea Lord on 01565 872295, to find out more. We meet at 2pm each second Friday in the month, in room 4 of the Methodist Church.


Schedule for 2017


• 11th August – Visit to Arley Hall 

Again many of us will have visited the Hall, but all this year they have an exhibition celebrating the 250th anniversary of the marriage of the 2nd Viscount Ashbrook, to the daughter of a Thames fisherman. This must have been a highly unusual marriage across the class divide, and so should be of real interest both from a family and social history point of view.


• 8th September – No meeting.


13th October – Repeat of our March self-help meeting

Tricia and I subscribe to different pay genealogy websites which we can access using the Methodist Wi-Fi link. We can also get onto free sites such as Free BMD and Family Search. None of them have access to all the digital records out there in the ether, so bring along that ancestor you know very little about, and we’ll see if one of these sites can help.


• 10th November Those who served – Talk by David Coulston

David has been doing family history research for ages. He recently produced an excellent talk for the U3A about the residents of Rostherne and WW1. This time he’s speaking about a couple of his ancestors WWII experiences. As a bonus, he’s also going to explore the question:

Who killed the band leader Glenn Miller?


• 8th December – Family History and DNA

Andrea has recently started to expand her family history research by using her DNA. This is an area that seems to be expanding rapidly, and Andrea is really enthusiastic about these developments, so she will share her knowledge with the rest of us.


Contacts:- Andrea Lord 01565 872295

Allan Jones 01565 633435