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Coventry Family History Society

Member of the Federation of Family History Societies

Next Meeting - Monday 12th January 2015
at the 'Old Coventrians', Tile Hill Lane, Coventry

The Pilots

- Jerry Murland

Full programme for the year

Location of meetings

Coventry Family History Society Journal

The latest edition of our Journal is now available. Click the cover picture to read the highlights.

Coventry FHS Journal

Join the Society and receive your copy.

New from our Bookshop

(as at 8 March 2014 - see shop for details & full list)

London Road 3 CD - Complete Burial Registers 1847 - 1972, plus Monumental Inscriptions and Cemetery Maps on CD @ £15.00 + 80p p/p
Members (Please quote Membership Number) 10% discount @ £13.50 + 80p p/p

Going to Town (Women's Research Group) @ £4.50 plus £1.25 p/p

Foleshill Union Workhouse Punishment Book 1864-1900 @ £2.00 plus £0.80 p/p

Eastern Green (Past and Present) Vol 3 @ £4.95 plus £1.25 p/p

Against All Odds (WW1, WW2 and post war years) @ £4.50 plus £1.25 p/p

Coventry Then and Now in colour by David McGrory @ £12.99 plus £1.55 p/p

Coventry We Have Lost - Earlsdon and Chapelfields Explored by David Fry and Albert Smith @ £8.95 plus £2.10 p/p


Members Interests

The on-line database has been updated - January 2013


Coventry History Centre

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 Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm. Closed Monday and Sunday. More information is available on their website at www.theherbert.org


Warwickshire's Past Unlocked

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.
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/archivesunlocked


Coventry-based Research

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.

www.familyresearcher.co.uk
A link to this website is also available from our General Links page


Family Tree Portraits

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.
www.familytreeportraits.com


Order your certificates On-Line

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


Photos need restoring?

A local (to Coventry) photo restoration service is available from Torn Corner.
A link to their website is also available from our General Links page


Comments and suggestions regarding this site are always welcomed by the