Latest News

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

 

 

Wiltshire Local History Month

Wiltshire Local History Month - May 2022.

If you live in or near Wiltshire, see the booklet for talks and exhibitions around the county throughout the month. Plenty there for family historians

Wiltshire Local History Month - Information

April 2022 journal

The April 2022 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area. 

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1921 Census

Zoom talks hosted by WFHS branches

Talks about the newly-released 1921 Census by FindMypast specialists on Zoom: Devizes (18 Jan), Westbury (27 Jan) and Swindon (10 Feb) branches.  Note that places can be limited, so please see their Branch pages for more information about attending this talk and any other Zoom talks they are hosting.

January 2022 journal

The January 2022 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area. 

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Membership as a gift

Have you ever thought a friend or relative would enjoy a year's membership of our Society?

Well, anyone can now buy a membership subscription for someone else. It is available on our GenFair stall.

Perhaps that's a festive gift sorted?

New Free Name Indexes

To compliment two of our recent CDs / downloads free name indexes have been released for them. They are for CD37 Wiltshire Tithe Awards and CD40 Wiltshire Asylums.

New publications - Wiltshire Asylums

Four new publications have recently been released, all concerned with Wiltshire Asylums. They are:

CS130 – Wiltshire Asylum (Roundway) Burials 1852 – 1966

CS131 – Wiltshire Asylum (Roundway) Admissions and Discharges1851 - 1919

CS132 – Fisherton Anger Asylum Admissions and Discharges 1813 - 1913

CS133 – Box, Calne, Fonthill, Laverstock and Market Lavington Admissions and Discharges

More information is on our GenFair stall. There are over 27000 records in the series. Some patients had more than one period in an asylum.

A free name index is available on this website.

The four publications have also been merged into a single CD / download CD40. Also available through GenFair

October 2021 journal

The October 2021 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area. 

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Virtual Family History Shows

 

Come and visit us! We will be attending more virtual family history shows. Although unable to attend events in person, people will be able to visit many Societies and suppliers and to attend lectures. Most importantly they will be able to ask us questions: in some cases by a visual link such as Zoom, in others by text, sometimes both. The shows are:
 
12th/13th November: The Really Useful Family History Show. See the event website for timings: https://www.fhf-reallyuseful.com
 
 

AGM 2021

WILTSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Registered Charity No. 290284

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire Family History Society will be held on Saturday 18 September 2021 at Nursteed Centre, Nursteed Road, Devizes, SN10 3AH commencing at 3.15pm.

The business of the meeting will be to receive the annual report of the Executive Committee as Trustees, to receive the accounts of the Society for 2020/21, to elect the members of the Executive Committee other than the six Branch Representatives for the ensuing year, to re-elect or elect where necessary the President and Vice-Presidents of the Society for terms of six years, and to transact any other business on the agenda to be circulated at the meeting.

Proceedings and election of officers will be in accordance with the Constitution.

Nomination forms for the elections may be obtained from the General Secretary by post or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They should be signed by the proposer, the seconder and the nominee and reach the General Secretary by Saturday 4 September 2021.

A copy of the accounts may be obtained prior to the AGM from the General Secretary at the Resource Centre upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope after 31 August 2021.

Preceding the AGM, at 2.00pm there will be a talk by the outgoing President Mike Stone  entitled "Brunel Brotherhood and Early Railways in North Wiltshire".  Everyone is invited.

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