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Coventry Family History Society

Member of the Federation of Family History Societies

The Society

The next meeting will be held on Monday 10th February 2020
at the 'Old Coventrians', Tile Hill Lane, Coventry

The dream, the history, the obsession - The History Of Jaguar Cars

- Cliff Ruddell

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.

Coventry Family History Society Constitution

The society constitution is now available for reference, please click here

New from our Bookshop

(as at 23 March 2019 -see our bookshop for details and full list)

Eastern Green Tile Hill Wood School - Memories @ £4.95 plus £1.35 p/p

Eastern Green The Woodlands School – Memories @ £4.95 plus £1.35 p/p

Coventry’s St Mary’s Guildhall Colouring Book for adults and children (by Coventry’s Freeman’s Guild) @ £4.99 plus £1.60 p/p

CFHS Journals 2001 – 2005 on CD @ £5.00 plus £1.00 p/p

Spon Street (1891 census transcript, building utilisation tables, maps etc) on CD @ £5.00 plus £1.00 p/p

CFHS Databases on USB Flash Drives

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.

Members Interests

The on-line database was last updated February 2019

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 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'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.

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.

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.

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

Comments and suggestions regarding this site are always welcomed by the