FFHS - supporting family historians for over 40 years
Collage - The London Picture Archive
The Collage picture archive provides free online access to more than 250,000 images and 1,000 maps drawn from the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), along with some 6,000 works of art from Guildhall Art Gallery. These include a memorable panorama of the City in 1647, numerous photographs of Victorian London and striking posters for the tramway system - to name just a few.
The November 2016 issue of Family Tree magazine, includes an article on a project FFHS sponsored at Gloucestershire Archives. A small team at the archives catalogued around 1000 manuscripts from a firm of solicitors based in the Forest of Dean. Altogether, around 3000 names are mentioned in the collection which spans 1572 to 1923.
Historical Research Using British Newspapers - by Denise Bates
Our book reviewer suggests that this book provides a general guide to using old newspapers along with practical advice on how to interpret the information collected for research.
Newspapers have now been around for more than three hundred and fifty years in Britain. The book begins with a brief history of the development of newspapers which have become such an integral part of society. But who will want to make use of such a book?
Those interested in political, economic, social and family history can find much that is relevant.
The scanned images of the many parish registers from Lincolnshire that can be viewed on FindMyPast are now indexed by name. So visitors to the site no longer have to browse through each possible register at FMP in order to find the entries they seek.
Lincolnshire is a massive county and the numbers of index entries that have become available are enormous:
Copyright can be a complicated subject. Most family historians want to share their discoveries and stories with others, either online or as printed publications. The illustrations and text that we would like to use in this can raise issues relating to copyright. Also, we may own the copyright of items such as family photographs and want to control whether and how they are used by others.
The FFHS are looking to recruit trustees to increase our Board and replace those trustees who will be standing down within the next twelve months.
Ideally you will have a keen interest in family history and already belong to a society or group operating within the field of family or local history. You will work with existing trustees to strive for excellence in achieving our mission and fulfilling our strategic aims.