Following the retirement of David Smetham from the FFHS Executive Committee at the Annual General Meeting held on 23rd March 2013 the post of Communications Officer is currently vacant.
The FFHS prides itself that as a Federation we look for, share and implement good practice in family history.
There are a number of ways that the FFHS communicates to its Members, Family Historians and those with like interests and there are plenty of opportunities for you to communicate across the board. You can elect to receive these communications by subscribing to the services we offer.
For instructions on subscribing go to the links below.
The FFHS Ezine is published bi-monthly and is considered to be a shining example of how news can be distributed; you can choose what you want to read and what to follow up. Each issue contains current news considered to be of interest to family historians and those with linked interests as well as competitions, diary dates and details of new books and products. The FFHS Ezine has the largest number of subscribers and therefore reaches the greatest number of Family Historians world wide.
The Ezine is free, subscribe to http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ezine/subscribe.php
If you have ideas for the Ezine we would be interested to hear them. Please contact the Editor at
FFHS lists are targeted at a number of communities:
FFHS News, this is the longest running list and aims to keep all interested Family Historians up-to-date with breaking news - it should not be one way communication, if you become aware of changes in access to archives, new sources, problems in our environment, anything that can be of value to others then please get in touch with FFHS via Philippa McCray FFHS Administrator
To subscribe go to:
FFHS Members list. This list is aimed at FFHS representatives from our Member Societies. These messages are intended to be distributed to all committee members of a society and from time-to-time to specific officers. It enables us to communicate with you quickly on matters that we consider to be important and relevant to the management of societies, the FFHS as well as other current issues. As a liaison representative it is your responsibility to distribute such information.
Member societies are automatically subscribed to this list.
Specific lists. Lists have been setup to satisfy the needs of specific officers, an example being the list for Chairmen, Treasurers and Webmasters.
To subscribe or request a list send a request to
If you have any suggestions for how we can communicate even more effectively with our members and the wider family history community we would be very pleased to hear from you.
25 March 2013