New Book – Tracing Your Roman Catholic Ancestors

Stuart A. Raymond has completed his new book ‘Tracing your Roman Catholic Ancestors’, published by Pen & Sword.

The book can be purchased online here

A 25% discount for CFHS members is being offered, to obtain this, quote discount code CFHS25





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


New Book – Upholland College



The North West Catholic History Society are delighted to announce the long awaited publication of Peter Doyle’s history of Upholland College, entitled ‘Upholland College – One Hundred and Fifty Years of Priestly Training’.

St Joseph’s College Upholland was a seminary in the Archdiocese of Liverpool and this book takes us through its long and illustrious history from its early origins at St Edward’s College, Everton in 1850 to the final closure and sale of the site in 1999.

The book is meticulously researched and beautifully written and is a must buy for any Catholic historian.

People wishing to order a copy can do so here


Day Conference 29 September 2018


2018 National Day Conference with AGM to be held at the famous 

Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre,

17 Blossom Street, York,

YO24 1AQ


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in the historic city of York
on Saturday 29th September 2018 (10am – 4 pm).
Theme: education,
Lawrence Gregory MA, Historic archivist to the Newman Collection; social and Catholic historian.

Alison Bartholomew, Historian and archivist of St. Chad’s Church, Manchester.

Tickets    £20

from  Jean Smith,

10 Irving Close, Stockport,