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.
WIN A COPY of Suffragettes - How Britain's women fought and died for the right to vote
June 8th was the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison who gave her life to the Suffragette cause. She died four days after throwing herself under King George V's horse on Derby Day. Read more in the current edition of the FFHS Ezine and subscribe FOC to ensure that you receive bi-monthly issues direct to your inbox.
To win a copy of the book by Frank Meeres, kindly donated and published by Amberley to coincide with the centenary of the culmination of the women's struggle, send an email with 'Emily' in the subject box to
by 30 June 2013.
Who Do You Think You Are? magazine
features FFHS Award Winner
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.
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)
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.