E Newsletter October 2019

Chesterfield & District Family History Society Welcome to our October 2019 eNewsletter

We meet Wednesday evenings


Registration and Welcome 

7pm for 7:30pm


Whittington Moor Methodist Church 

Scarsdale Road, Whittington Moor 

Chesterfield. S41 8NA

Come along and join us! Spend sometime with like minded people.

Why not bring a friend or two?

Everyone is Welcome


Annual Charity choosing 2021

CADFHS 2020 charity is the local ‘Diabetes Society’ and will run from 

AGM and the 2021 Charity

A ballot took place on the evening of the AGM and our members were asked to choose by ticking a box on their ballot papers and then place in the ballot box provided.

 The voting went as follows:


Chesterfield Scouts 8 votes

Alzheimer Society [Local] 10 Votes

Multiple Sclerosis [Local] 6 Votes

24 votes out of 24 members attending.

Therefore the 2021 Charity is the ‘Alzheimer Society’ and will run from January to December. [NEW] You can now donate with your membership if you so wish.


NOTICE: October's Meeting
is Wednesday the 2nd

A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost – Marion Garret

Local History Day at the Museum

On a Sunny Saturday morning of the 21st of September, Keith and I loaded up the car and set off for the History day at the museum where  CADFHS had  been invited  to have a table.
We unloaded and carted our table contents into the museum. We had a lovely spot to the right as you entered.  We were also at the side of Local Studies which was a great place to be.               
We had a few members pop along, but in the main most visitors that came along where more interested in History and not Family History. 

 I always think that Family History and Social History  go together but not necessarily the other way around? What are your thoughts I wonder?                       It was Chesterfield Heritage and History day with many places around the town also open. I talked to one couple who had come especially for this and had booked into a local hotel too so they could maximise their visit.                             Sadly the day seems not to have been that well advertised. I would however like to thank the museum for their invitation to us and hospitality on the day.              Dena .   

The 2019 AGM

A buffet reception began at 6:45pm, and registration opened at 7pm. Welcome drinks of Buck Fizz, Orange or Apple juice, tea and coffee.
This is two fold. It is lovely to bring people together in a lovely atmosphere, in a relaxed environment before the Member’s Annual Meeting. It is also hopefully helpful for those to be able to come along who have been at work and so food is available for them to enable them to attend.
I would also like to say thank you to the many people who came along and help set up the room, food and drinks. 

The AGM itself began at 7:30. 
Our new chair of one year Neil Wilson gave his report and gave many thanks to all those committee and members who have helped through out the year; with ‘Refreshments, Sales, Membership, Magazines, etc.                                   The Treasurer David Wheatcroft also gave his report which showed thayt we have sustained another very good year. 
Finally as acting secretary I gave my report which also reiterated the above.

The Full reports, minutes and accounts will be in the December magazine

Our Ask the export began at 8:00 and was well received. 
Our panelists, Linda Jackson – Janet Ashley – Margaret Marsden and David Wheatcroft gave comprehensive answers to the variable questions given by our members.  The feedback from this session was fantastic and I don’t think people wanted to go home and so we over ran a bit. 
What we have relaised is that this is something we must do again. 
Co editor Lyn McNair worked very hard too by transcribing the questions  and the answers. So look out for this in the magazine too.

Wednesday Nov' 6th
7pm for 7:30pm

November the 6th we have Neil