Irish Church Records

The Catholic FHS has been given a 25% discount off the RRP on the  book Irish Church Records, edited by James G. Ryan

You can see more information on the title at  and it can be ordered  from  quoting the  code number: CFH25.


Who’s Who of Your Ancestral Saints

The book entitled, A WHO’S WHO OF YOUR ANCESTRAL SAINTS, by Alan J. Koman, was published several years ago. The book is now printed in the UK, as well as in the U.S. The Catholic Family has reviewed it for the December 2020 issue of Catholic Ancestor. Koman takes 24 great historic people, European Christians, from 256Ad to 1322 AD and then details the 275 saints in their ancestry. Their profiles make interesting reading, giving insights into the lives of people deemed worthy to be regarded as saints at that time. The book gives plenty of material and references to sources to encourage and direct research by family historians, genealogists, secular or church historians.

Here is a link to the book’s description:

New Society Publications

The Catholic Family History Society’ are publishing collections of articles from past issues of Catholic Ancestor, collating important information about particular geographical areas.


Each booklet is around 22 pages A4, £3.00 each, plus £1.50 post & packing for up to two booklets:

Catholic Ancestors in Lancashire Volume 1

Catholic Ancestors in Lancashire Volume 2

Catholic Ancestors in the Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Volume 1

Coming soon:

Catholic Ancestors in the North East of England

Catholic Ancestors in London

The above printed publications can only be ordered through

Day Conference

A reminder that tomorrow (1 June) the North West branch of the Catholic Family History Society are holding their Day Conference in Preston at Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8EA (Large Car Park at rear of Church).

Don’t worry if you haven’t booked, please feel free to drop in and join us.


1-00 pm Arrival and Welcome by Maureen Fitzgibbon
1-30 pm ON_LINE NEWSPAPERS: A VALUABLE SOURCE FOR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH Lawrence Gregory M.A., Archivist, Newman Collection, Birmingham.
2-30 pm Afternoon Tea
3-00 pm SOURCES AND PROBLEM SOLVING Meet fellow family historians for discussion on established and new sources of information and advice on finding your ancestors. Bring your own research to show us! Discussion led by Brenda Hustler.
4-00 pm Meeting closes
Cost £8.oo per person (inclusive of all refreshments)

Enquiries – e-mail –

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