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Help across the board

WDYTYA stand

Our volunteers gave a warm welcome to thousands of visitors at the recent "Who Do You Think You Are Live" event. We gave out vast numbers of the Really Useful Leaflet and helped many individuals with research problems, often linking them with a relevant member society.

FFHS Webmasters' Seminar

London, EC1Y 1AU, United Kingdom. Wesley’s Chapel and Leysian Mission

Saturday 3rd June from 10.30am – 4.30pm (GMT)

Attendance at the Webmaster's Seminar is for members of FFHS member societies. However, spaces are limited to only 30 so please Book Early to avoid disappointment.

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Children & Young People's Competition

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This special competition aims to encourage 5-16 year olds in the UK to start their own research adventure.

Those taking part will use the FFHS "My Family Tree" booklet to help create their own family tree and explain what they have enjoyed most. Prizes include a family day out at Living History Museum.

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FamilySearch films to move from Kew

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For several years the London FamilySearch Centre has been housed at The National Archives, offering the public a great deal of help, including ready access to a vast number of microfilmed records. In the summer the films collection will be moved to the Society of Genealogists.

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The "Ancestry Insider" blog discusses the background to this change.

Portrush Conference

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Researchers are already booking their places at a major conference which will take place at Portrush from 25-29 September. An interesting range of talks and tours as well as opportunities to share time with fellow enthusiasts is on offer.

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Northampton Hospital patients

Florence Nightingale

Northampton General Hospital was founded in 1744 and has treated vast numbers of patients from Northampton and the surrounding area. FindMyPast has launched an index to admission registers from 1774 to 1846. Over 126,000 records appear, providing transcripts of the information in the original manuscripts.

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Archives Unlocked

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The National Archives has launched a vision and action plan to help archives secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.

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