FFHS - supporting family historians for over 40 years

FFHS launches competition for children 5-16 years!

child participation

With great prizes on offer, why not have a go?

The closing date for entries is 30th June - Good luck!

Read more.....

Somerset & Dorset Photographs Project

wedding photo

The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society is setting up a searchable database of photographs of named people from those two counties.

Read more.....

North Devon Record Office Saved

As the result of a vigorous campaign involving more than 30 organisations, it has been decided that the service at Barnstaple will continue for at least the next three years. The new arrangement includes strong local input in managing the facilities.

This very good news is an excellent example of how family and local historians, along with many others from the local community, can make a constructive difference when they work together.

Read more.....

Fairs and Open Days

Some of our member societies are organising or will be present at events at the following venues to meet the needs of veteran researchers and newcomers alike:

Fairs and Open Days offer family historians great opportunities to follow their interests and meet fellow enthusiasts. If you have a friend or relation who may be interested in setting off on the ancestor trail, these events are good occasions to introduce your local society and what it has to offer.

Many of the events take place near to other places of interest. So, if you don't live in the vicinity, it may be worth making an event into part of a weekend away.

You can find out more about each event by following the relevant link.

Find A Family History Society


Search our lists of member societies to find a family history society near you or in the area you are researching.

Read more.....

Market Place


Purchasing online from one of our affiliated partners can benefit the FFHS at no extra cost to you.

Read more.....

Free Newsletter


Subscibe to our free bi-monthly newsletter for all the latest family history news.

Read more.....



Subscribe to out news list for emails of the latest news as and when it happens.

Read more.....

© 2007-16 The Federation of Family History Societies. All rights reserved

Registered Charity No. 1038721    Company No. 2930189 (England)

Page updated by the webmaster on 18 May 2016

Find Us On Facebook

required to read .pdf documents

pdf files on this site require
Adobe Acrobat Reader

website designed by
Pete Hunnisett