Organised by Catholic History Walks, two Springtime riverside walks along the Thames will be organised in March, starting from the Church of the Most Precious Blood at London Bridge, which is in the care of the Ordinariate. The Walks are on Sunday afternoons, and all are welcome. There is no need to book – just […]
A Catholic Family History Society Seminar, followed by the AGM.
Saturday 7 October 2017 10.00- 16.00
at the Conference Rooms, 24 Tufton Street London, SW1P 3RB
Rory Higgins FSC from Australia will deliver a paper to introduce and explain the background to his latest database:
The Margaret Higgins Index and Details of 250, 000 English Catholics and their Friends 1680-1840.
William. D. Shannon will also be speaking.
Using the Records of the Forfeited Estates Commission (1715 – 1724) at TNA to reconstruct Catholic Lancashire before and after the First Jacobite Rebellion
It has taken him many years to compile and will be a major new resource for all historians interested in English Catholic history.
More details will follow.
To express an interest in attending, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Open Days 2016 will be taking place between September 8-11. Catholic sites open to the public include:
Lulworth Castle & Park, Wareham, Dorset
St Edmund’s Church, Calne, Wiltshire
St Peter’s Church, Devizes, Wiltshire
St Peter’s Church, Gloucester
Meet the Marian Franciscan’s of St Mary’s, Gosport, Hampshire
Eyre Chapel, Bath, Somerset
Notre Dame High School, Norwich, Norfolk
St Edmund’s Church, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk
St James Church, Reading, Berkshire
St Columba’s Church, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
St James the Less & St Helen’s Church, Colchester
St Joseph & the English Martyrs Church, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
St Joseph’s Church, Dorking, Surrey
St Raphael’s Church, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
St Mary on the Sea Church, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire
Polish Catholic Mission, Leamington Spa. Warwickshire
St Peter’s Church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Princethorpe Benedictine College, Rugby, Warwickshire
St Anne’s Church, Wappenbury, Warwickshire
St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Ss Peter & Paul Church, Wolverhampton
Holy Trinity Church, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
St Joseph’s Church, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Sacred Heart Church, Tunstall, Staffordshire
St Werburg’s Church, Chester, Cheshire
St Ann’s Church, Ashton under Lyne
St Chad’s Church, The Manchester Oratory, Cheetham Hill, Manchester
St Wulstan’s Church & School, Fleetwood, Lancashire
St Clare’s Church, Sefton Park, Liverpool
Ss Peter & Paul Church, New Brighton, Merseyside
Holy Apostles & Martyrs Church, Wallasey, Merseyside
St Cuthbert’s Church, Old Elvet, Co Durham
Ushaw College, Co Durham
St Hilda’s Church, Whitby, North Yorkshire
St Ninian’s Church, Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire
Biddlestone RC Chapel, Netherton, Northumberland
St Cuthbert’s Church, Bradford, Yorkshire
Middleton Calvary, Illey, West Yorkshire
St Hilda’s Church, Leeds
St Saviours Church, Leeds
St Joseph’s Church, Pontefract
St Columba’s Church, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear
For more information about any of these events check the website
10.30 Arrival and tea, coffee and biscuits or homemade cake 11.00 Talk Aspects of Pilgrimage by Lindsay Mullaney, followed by questions 12.15 Mass 13.00 Lunch (bring your own sandwiches; tea and coffee provided). There will be an opportunity to look round the Church and the Shrine 14.00 Talk Medieval Pilgrimage to Reading by John Mullaney, […]
St Nicholas Owen was arguably one of the most fearless and courageous of the Catholic martyrs of the Reformation. He learnt joinery as a trade and put his skills to use in fashioning the most ingenious priest-holes in England during penal times. Finally he was caught and tortured, giving nothing away to his tormentors. He […]
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Cricklade is presenting an exhibition of photos, posters, maps and copies of historic and archaeological documents entitled “St Mary’s along the Thames“ – on the national Heritage Open Days weekend: Saturday 10 September, 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11 September 11am – 4pm. The displays tell us about the 100+ sites […]
Catholic Family History Society
Conference with AGM 1st October 2016
The Priory Rooms Conference Centre
40 Bull Street
Birmingham B4 6AF
10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
11.00 am Maggie Loughran, professional genealogy speaker and writer
Wills before 1858, especially those of Roman Catholics.
Bring your own interests in wills for discussion.
12.30pm Buffet lunch
2.30pm Dr Nick Baker, archivist at Princethorpe College, Warwickshire
Locating the archives of religious orders, followed by your
questions and contributions.
- Full access for people with restricted mobility and also parking
- Family History Help Desk available: bring your research enquiries
- Opportunity to meet other members and friends
- Opportunity to talk to the speakers
- Material for family or local history
- Travel, local parking, hotel and local studies information on request
- For details about the venue see theprioryrooms.co.uk
Tickets: £15, to include lunch and all refreshments, from email@example.com
A member of the Federation of Family History Societies
Many Catholic archives and records groups are developing online newsletters in the form of blogs or social media accounts. These can be a valuable resource for keeping up to date with new acquisitions and developments.
Going forward, as these become known, we will publish links on here. Here are some to begin with.
Southwark Diocesan Archives Blog
Catholic Archives Society Twitter
Salford Diocesan Archives Facebook
The Staffordshire Record Office will be hosting a History Day on the 7th May 2016, 10am-5pm.
Tickets – £19.
For more information or to book, email staffordshire.record.office@Staffordshire.gov.uk
The Annual Conference of the Catholic Family History society will be held on the 1st October 2016 at the Priory Meeting Rooms & Conference Centre, Birmingham, B4 6AF.
Maggie Loughran – Professional genealogy speaker and writer, who will speak on wills before 1858.
Dr Nick Baker – Archivist at Princethorpe College, who will speak on locating the archives of religious orders.
Further information will follow.