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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All Hallows Archives Online

All Hallows

All Hallows College, Dublin was a Catholic Seminary which trained Priests for dioceses across the world.

The College was opened in 1842, and from 1892 was run by the Vincentians, like most seminaries, the decline in vocations in the second half of the 20th century led to its demise, from 2008 the College became part of Dublin University.

The College archives have now been digitised and are available online through their website, these include photographic records of former students, and copies of the College Magazine, these will be of tremendous help to genealogists tracing their ancestors who were educated here.

The archive can be viewed here