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Shropshire Family History Society

Shropshire Archives works closely with the Shropshire Family History Society.

Help desk

Volunteers from Shropshire Family History Society run a help-desk at Shropshire Archives from 10am-1pm Wednesday to Friday. Perhaps you are starting out with family history, have hit a brick wall in your research or want help navigating genealogical websites. Whatever your family history query, pop along and speak to the volunteers who provide friendly and helpful advice.

Support for research into poor law records

Records of poor relief are a wonderful source for family historians – whether your ancestor was themselves a pauper or whether they were paying rates to support the relief of others in the parish.

Shropshire Family History Society are funding an Archives intern post based at Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives. The funding gives Meriel Lees, who is based at Shropshire Archives until November 2018, an extra 15 hours per week.

These extra hours will support her research into Shropshire family history sources – particularly poor law records – which will then be shared with members of the Shropshire Family History Society and anyone with Shropshire Ancestors

You can read more from Meriel’s blog posts here.

She’ll also be giving a talk to the Family History Society on 16th October

Shropshire Council press release: Shropshire Family History Society support for Shropshire Archives intern

Shropshire Family History Society website

For more information visit the Shropshire Family History Society’s own website.