News Archive

Here you will find the news archive from our society including, new publications, trips, and more.

"Latest News" can be found on this link.

 

We had a very successful trip to Who Do You Think You Are? Live show at NEC last Saturday, with 37 people - members and non-members joining our coach!

The next one is to National Archives at Kew on Saturday 3rd June -   Cost: £21 per person. 

Our set-down point at Kew is at the National Archives - but this is only a short distance from Kew Gardens or the London Water and Steam Museum (steaming their rotative engines and their railway that day) or the Mechanical Music Museum at Kew Bridge, for anyone who would prefer visiting these places rather than the Archives!

On Saturday September 9th Cy Cutler and Jenny Pope are organising a trip to Hay on Wye, mecca of "pre -loved" books, with 22 bookshops in the town.  This trip is £15 per person.  Not strictly a Society trip - but one we think would be of great interest with the opportunity to browse (and buy) books on places and people connected to family history research

The final trip in 2017 is on 7 October to the Imperial War Museum in London with galleries and displays closely related to the First World War.  Cost £22.50

For all trips, we pick up in Westbury (6.30am), Devizes (7.00am), Chippenham (7.30am) and Swindon (8.00am).

 

 

 

 

 

Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2017
The WFHS team will again be at the biggest family history show in the UK (and possibly the world!).  Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE 2017 will be at the NEC Birmingham from 6 to 8 April.  The team will provide research advice and will be giving special emphasis to the Society's latest parish register releases and other new publications available as on CD, by download as a book.  For details see the latest Sales Leaflet available via the Publications page on our web site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are now able to provide free name indexes to all of our 34 CMB titles and 4 of our other digital publications. All indexes are pdf files and can be viewed on screen or downloaded and copied and printed. A Wiltshire map showing the distribution of the CMB titles is also available to view and download. Access to the Free Name Indexes page is through our Publications page.

The transcripts of baptism and burial parish register transcripts for Coombe Bissett, Froxfield and Highworth are now available.

Coombe Bissett - Available as a printed book, an eDownload and as part of CMB 4, all through Genfair, or the book and CD from our Resource Centre.

Froxfield - Available as a printed book, an eDownload and as part of CMB 28, all through Genfair, or the book and CD from our Resource Centre.

Highworth - Because of the large number of pages, the printed versions are available through Lulu. Both baptisms and burials are available as eDownloads and as part of CMB 37 through Genfair, or the CD from our Resource Centre.

 

Wiltshire FHS is hoping to run a coach up to Who Do You Think You Are? in London in February, as long as enough people book seats. Please see the Coach Trips page for more details.

Wiltshire Family History Society
Registered Charity No 290284

NORTHERN FAMILY HISTORY DAY

Sunday 14th April 2013

Haydon Centre, Haydon Wick, Swindon SN25 1QQ

10.00 until 3.30 – Free entry

WFHS Books & Publications
Research Indexes & Advice

Hot and cold drinks available

The Family History Societies and other organisations
invited to attend include:
Societies: Berkshire, Bristol and Avon, Glamorgan,
Gloucestershire, Gwent, Romany & Traveller, Western-Super-
Mare and District. Others: Irish Ancestry for you, Wiltshire
& Swindon History Centre, Wyvern Midland Railway Index,
M & P Barnes (books), Victoria County History

Directions, by road:
Haydon Wick is on the northern outskirts of Swindon. The
Haydon Centre is just 1.5 miles from the A419 trunk road,
which connects to the M4 motorway at Junction 15. Turn off
the A419 onto Thamesdown Drive. After one mile turn left
onto Elstree Way (B4534). At the roundabout take the third
exit onto Lady Lane (B4534). Go through one roundabout and
at the next roundabout take the first exit into Thames Avenue.
The Haydon Centre is on your left. Opposite is a Morrisons
supermarket, where refreshments can be purchased.

Parking on site


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Wiltshire Family History Society
Registered Charity No 290284

SOUTHERN FAMILY HISTORY DAY

Saturday 15th June 2013

Wilton Community Centre, Wilton SP2 0DG

10.00 until 3.30 – Free entry

WFHS Books & Publications

Research Indexes & Advice

Hot and cold drinks available

The Family History Societies and other organisations
invited to attend include:
Societies: Dorset, Guild of One Name Studies, Hampshire
Somerset & Dorset. Others: Census Detectives, Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, S&N, Nimrod Indexes,

Directions, by road:
Wilton is two miles west of Salisbury. The Wilton Community
Centre is a short distance from the junction of the A30 and
A36. Take the A30 south and pass by Wilton House on your
left. At the traffic lights go straight across. Wilton Community
centre is about 150 yards on the right, just after a pedestrian
traffic island and opposite the Italianate Church. There are
several local businesses nearby where refreshments can be
purchased.
Parking on site

 

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 Marlborough St Peter Burials

A further pair of parish register transcripts have been published through the online publisher Lulu.com for Marlborough St Peter. Although transcribed in 1992-4 this is the first time the transcripts have been available in print.

Lulu has now given authors a spotlight facility where visitors can view the books of one author without the need to search. For an up to date list of our Lulu books just go to our Parish Registers page or visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/WiltshireFHS.

GenFair

For all our publication sales.