The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity. We represent, advise and support our membership, which consists of family history societies and similar bodies across the world.
To achieve our mission, we:
co-ordinate and assist the work of organisations interested in family history, genealogy and heraldry
foster co-operation and projects that help researchers
represent the interests of family historians, especially in the preservation and availability of archives.
WW1 100th Anniversary Battlefield Tour
The FFHS is delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Leicestershire & Rutland FHS to commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 by offering a WW1 100th Anniversary Battlefield Tour in 2014.
Also included are features on Discovering Your WW2 Farming Family, 75 years of the Women's Voluntary Service & 10 biggest problems solved! as well as many other informative and interesting articles.
Lives of the First World War
IWM (Imperial War Museums) and brightsolid have today (14 May) announced that they are working in partnership to create Lives of the First World War 'an innovative and interactive digital platform to mark the First World War Centenary'
Lives of the First World War will be a part of IWM's extensive programme to mark the First World War Centenary. IWM is also leading the First World War Centenary Partnership, a growing network of over 1,000 local, national and international cultural and educational organisations spanning 25 countries of which the FFHS is a partner.
To read more about what will become the permanent digital memorial to more than 8 million men and women from across Britain and the Commonwealth see the full news item. Please also visit our WW1 pages.
Are there any Family History Fairs/Events in my area?
Whether you are just starting out with your research or are an experienced researcher, family history fairs are definitely worth a visit. There are usually a variety of exhibitors including family history societies, commercial data providers and suppliers of a wide range of goods to aid your research: books, maps, CD's, archive storage solutions and much much more!
Always check the website of the fair organisers for up to date details of the event as there may be talks or workshops taking place for which pre-booking is necessary.
Details of known events can be found on GENEVA (GENealogical EVents and Activities)
Brick Walls and Lost Ancestors, free talk at The National Archives, Kew (2 pm to 3 pm). For further details
One Day Conference & AGM, (Lancs. FH & HS). Heraldry, Cotton Mills and Medals
Pay considerably more to one of the businesses that takes your order, passes the order on to the General Register Office, asks the certificate to be sent to the business and then forwards the certificate to you.
The extra steps make the second option slower as well as more expensive than buying direct.
Remember. Even if you found the reference at a website that offers to obtain the certificate for you, there is no need to pay more than £9.25. Just use the reference when you order direct from the General Register Office.
NATIONAL BURIAL INDEX
To purchase the third edition of the National Burial Index for England & Wales (NBI3) at the discounted price of £27.95 (Inc. VAT & P&P) please visit the website of FFHS Services Ltd
Please visit the website for further information on how to order and details of the NBI3 coverage.
The Glamorgan FHS have transcribed original documents held by West Glamorgan Archives relating to the 14th (Service) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, known as the Swansea Pals.
If you are researching your WW1 ancestor who served with the Pals you may find these of interest. The records have been made available at www.findmypast.co.uk
Why not take a look at our listing of websites which may assist you if you are researching ancestors who served in the Great War.