Contacting Our Members
The Federation of Family History Societies has over 180 member societies, all helping their own members to research their ancestors in England, Wales and Ireland. Scotland has its own Scottish Association of Family History Societies.
The Federation strongly advises you to join the societies covering the areas of your research. Many societies issue a quarterly magazine and you will be able to benefit from the services they only offer to their members. If you join your local society, even if you are not researching the area, you will be able to attend meetings and gain from the experience of the other members.
This Directory will help you to contact any of our member societies by e-mail or by post. Most societies have an e-mail address and many have more detailed contact information on their website and also give details of services they provide. If in difficulty, please contact our Administrator at PO Box 8857, Lutterworth, LE17 9BJ or by e-mail at
There are separate pages for the country or area which a society represents, and these are sub-divided where appropriate by county, state or province. This will make it easier for you to identify a society that specialises in an area you wish to research.
If you already know the title of the society you wish to contact, you may find it easier to go directly to the relevant entry with the help of the Alphabetical List of Members.