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  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.

Publications
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 RO which cover the full diocesan area.  The online shop is regularly updated. On our front page you will see that this is accessed via Parish Chest. There are discounts for members. The 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
Warwickshire.
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.nanwfhs.org.uk
 
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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