The latest edition of our Journal is now available. Click the cover picture to read the highlights.
Join the Society and receive your copy.
(as at 28 January 2018 -see our bookshop for details and full list)
Forgotten Foleshill by Fry and Smith (including Longford, Bell Green, Hawkesbury, Alderman's Green and Stoney Stanton Road) @ £9.95 plus £2.40 p/p
George Eliot by Kathleen Adams (Introduction to the Life and Work of George Eliot) @ £3.50 plus £1.40 p/p
The Catesbys in Coventry (The Medieval Estate and its Archives) @ £1.00 plus £1.40 p/p
Francis Skidmore - a Coventry Craftsman (A Metalwork Manufacturer in the 19th Century) @ £1.00 plus £0.90 p/p
Silken Weave (The history of Ribbon Making in Coventry 1700 - 1860) @ £1.00 plus £0.90 p/p
Many laptop computers are now supplied without optical drives.
However, CFHS can now offer our databases on USB memory sticks.
Due to the higher cost of the sticks, there is a small additional charge of £1.25 for each one which will be made on request.
Contact our bookshop manager to place an order.
The on-line database was last updated April 2016
On 1st September 2008 Coventry History Centre opened in its new location in the refurbished and extended Herbert complex. The History Centre combines the Coventry Archives and the Local Studies Library in one location, enabling much better access to the wealth of historical information they can provide. The opening hours are 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and alternate Saturdays. Closed Sunday to Tuesday. More information is available on their website at www.theherbert.org
Warwickshire County Record Office has launched its online catalogue, Warwickshire's Past Unlocked, which describes many of their original archives. Charting over 900 years of Warwickshire's documentary past it provides an electronic signpost to these fascinating documents.
Jane Hewitt, a member of this Society, has a website offering research services based especially on Coventry. Her site includes a list of Coventry Blitz Victims, old occupation definitions, Local Home Guard photos and memorabilia.
A new Coventry-based business producing quality framed family tree portraits from your photos.
Also has a new 'Archive of Faces' where you can upload and search photos of people.
It is now possible to order birth, marriage and death certificates on-line if you know the full GRO reference. Full details of the service can be found on their website at www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificate
A link to their website is also available from our General Links page
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