The North West Group Family History Societies, are holding a conference on Saturday 5th March 2016 at the Friends Meeting House, Liverpool, starting at 9.30am. See attached posted for more details. Basic Research to DNA Leaflet
The Catholic Family History Society is delighted to announce the completion of the ‘Index of Nuns’ project which has been running for some years now. The index is now available to buy on CD from Genfair
This CD provides records of approximately 14,000 nuns who professed later than 1795. For each nun in the index the following facts may be available: surname and forename, her order or community, birth date and place, religious name, family place, names of her father and mother, dates and place of entry, profession, leaving, and death. The amount of information given varies and it is rare to find that all of these details are available for an individual.
The Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society are offering a one day course in tracing your Irish ancestors.
The course fee is £25 and will be held on the 6th February 2016 at Manchester Central Library, find out more and book here
The National Archives of Ireland have digitised the military wills of all Irish born citizens who served and died while in British army, including those who fell in the Great War. This is a valuable resource for anybody researching their Irish military ancestors.
Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day
Saturday 23rd July 2016, 10am to 4pm
The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury, HP21 7NH.
Research facilities including our names database (over five million entries), Parish Register, People, and Places libraries. Parish Register transcripts and other research aids will be on sale. Expert advice; guest societies from around the country; local heritage groups; suppliers of data CDs, maps, software, archival materials and much more.
Admission is free, with free parking at the venue.
Further information, including a full list of organisations attending, can be found at http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk
The Catholic Family History Society is keen to support the research into Catholics within the United Kingdom. The Society has limited funds available and is desirous to assist those interested in undertaking such research which will be of benefit to Catholic family historians. Small Research Awards will be made on an annual basis.
For more information, or to apply, please see the below link
The website ‘Old Bailey Online’, the historic proceedings of London’s Central Court, has released a transcript of the 1771 trial of Bishop James Talbot, for the celebration of Catholic Mass.
Talbot was the last Catholic Bishop to be indicted for celebrating Mass in the United Kingdom, view his profile here
The transcript of the trial can be viewed here
There are approximately 20,000 extant letters written by Blessed John Henry Newman. These have been gathered together in 32 volumes by the long and painstaking work of members of the Birmingham Oratory. Mgr Strange, theologian and Newman scholar, has recently published a book entitled ‘J H Newman – A Portrait in Letters’ through Oxford University Press. In this engaging and informative talk, he speaks of the demanding but richly rewarding work involved in this endeavour and he gives us some fascinating insights into the life and writings of the famous convert and Cardinal of the 19th century.
HOW TO LISTEN TO THIS TALK Playing time 73 minutes (introduction by Dr Simon P Johnson, ECHA Chairman)
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The Catholic Family History Society Mission Registers transcriptions have been transferred from Farnborough Benedictine Abbey in Hampshire, with the Catholic National Library to Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 9RH. This is part of the Durham University Library.
The transcripts are available for access at Ushaw College.