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.


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.


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 – donations of £2+ welcomed.

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

2022 Meeting Programme


On Thursday 27th January we welcome Steve Manning from the Federation of the Family History Societies to talk to us about researching using newspapers.


All members should have received an email detailing how to join the FindMyPast 1921 Census Zoom presentation taking place on 24th January at 7.30pm GMT

Our speaker for the evening wil be Paul Nixon, who is looking forward to being with us.   Paul joined Findmypast in August 2010, upping sticks from his home in India and transporting his family and home contents five thousand miles from Bangalore to Chelmsford in Essex, the home of his birth and where he still lives.  He heads Findmypast’s licensing effort in England and Wales and led the bid for the 1921 Census, and so is delighted to see it being published over three years since they were informed that their tender submission had been successful. Paul will also be sharing aspects of the legacy of the First World War when he speaks to us.   

NB This presentation is for members only. If you join before the 24th, you can take part.

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