2021-22 Events Programme

Why pay £10 or more to watch a single “virtual” speaker when you can spend £10 with Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society and get a presentation every month with some renowned speakers?

What a bargain! Go to the link below – and join us!


You will also receive digital versions of the Society’s journals and newsletters so you won’t miss out on other opportunities! The Tuesday meetings are on Zoom, opening at 7.15pm with a presentation at 7.30pm. All members are sent the Zoom link in advance by email. E-membership runs to 1st September so you can still get plenty for your tenner! For updates see https://www.facebook.com/nnwfhs/

Each month, tickets are available for non-members via EventBrite. You will find information about the meeting and the link at the top of our Facebook page. Please do consider joining us!

10th August: Brickmakers and Brickmaking. This talk by David Cufley, President of NWKFHS and seasoned researcher, will both explain and discuss brickmaking, mainly in the 19th century. The talk investigates how the workforce acted as teams, their wages and social conditions.

14th September: Frost, Freezes and Fairs. Ian Currie, weather man and editor of Weather Eye magazine, will take us through a thousand years of famous winters when rivers, including the mighty Thames, froze plus the remarkable events that took place on the ice.

12 October: Getting Started with Your Family History ResearchChris Broom, genealogist and tutor, will guide us through getting started and maintaining good habits when researching and recording our family history. There is always something new to learn! 

9 November: AGM followed by A-Z of North Warwickshire Villages—Part II.  Following a short meeting, John Parton returns by popular request to share more of his wonderful picture collection for north Warwickshire.  This time he will start with places beginning D… 

14 December: Young Dickens and how he came to “invent” ChristmasLondon walks guide, historian and novelist, Ian Porter, will tell us about Dickens before he became a star; how he came to need a money-spinner and how this led to A Christmas Carol and other things we associate with Christmas. 

11 January 2022: My Family History Do Over. Farewell paper mountain! Helen Tovey, editor of Family Tree magazine, has been sorting her family history files and notes…and it’s only taken 365 days. In her presentation she will share and demonstrate useful genealogy lessons she’s learned along the way.  

8 February: Maps for Family Historians. Back by popular request, Gill Blanchard will be talking to us about how to further our family history, house history and local history research by using maps. Discover where to find them and what can be uncovered by looking at a variety of maps.  

8 March: Ideas for Researching Nonconformist Ancestors. Many of our ancestors favoured a wide range of different denominations.  Well known and enthusiastic tutor Jackie Depelle will help us to know which signposts to look for, where to look for records and what they will tell us. 

Subject to changes that may be brought about by the pandemic.