Meetings

The Society meets at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except August and December) at Wisbech Library in Wisbech unless otherwise stated. There is a map of the centre of Wisbech to show the location of the hall on the How to Find Us page.

We have a full programme, including speakers, members’ evenings and outings. An archive of reports of previous year’s meetings is available. Book Stall and Reference Library plus refreshment are available at the meeting.

Our meetings start with tea/coffee & biscuits, exchange of news and information, plus on-line research for anyone wishing to further their family history please bring your notes with you, experienced researchers are on hand to assist if required.

Our meetings and sessions offer help to anyone researching their family history. We welcome new members no matter where your family comes from. Our Research Sessions are open to members and newcomers alike. We have an exciting programme of interesting speakers booked for the whole year ahead. We have already taken bookings to take our Interesting Information Displays to various events and venues to give an added interest to the events. We are also taking bookings to attend groups as guest speaker.

If you would like us to attend one of your events please get in touch.

COMPUTER RESEARCH SESSIONS

Wisbech Library

Our team of experienced researchers will be in Wisbech Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 12 noon.

They offer help with family research to anyone attending. We will also show you how to access all the library facilities including 2 subscription sites free through the library.  If you bring your laptop you will be shown how you can do your own research, or reserachers will use their own laptops and do your research with you. 

Baytree Garden Centre, Hilgay.

A small team of researchers are in BAYTREE in HILGAY (Steel’s Drove, Hilgay, Downham Market PE38 0QH) on second Monday of the month from 11 – 2.30 you will find us in the restaurant offering help with your family research.

Computer research sessions are FREE. Everyone welcome.

FAMILY HISTORY MEETINGS

Everyone welcome to attend our meetings held on fourth Thursday of each month in Wisbech Library, Ely Place, Wisbech from 7 – 9 p.m.

Members free. Non-members £2.

For further information on any of the above please call 01945 587723

2020 Meeting Programme

Dear Members,

Please note: Given the increasing impact of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in this country and abroad, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the programme until further notice.

There will be no Monthly Meetings or research sessions in Wisbech Library or Baytree and the Fenland FHS Research Day due to be held on Saturday 28th March is also postponed. We aim to move this event to the autumn and will agree a new date with Wisbech Library as soon as we can.

Thank you for your support.

REMEMBER – you can still keep in touch via email or the Facebook page

Susanah Farmer
Chairman
Fenland FHS

Summaries of Past Meetings

Social Evening

The November meeting is traditionally a social event with a “bring and share” buffet and some social activities and festive quizzes. The focus of the

Family – Margaret Lake

The speaker was Margaret Lake talking about her maternal great-grandmother who was born in 1842 in Appleby, Westmorland. The talk was illustrated with photographs and