Federation Of Family History Societies


Who is the most interesting person in your family tree?

21 or under? - See the special competition for young people

Perhaps you have discovered a famous explorer, inventor, politician, activist, merchant or labourer? On the darker side, a convict, murderer or one of the Pendle witches? Maybe someone who struggled to bring up a family against all odds?

Why not enter the new FFHS competition sponsored by,, and Your Family History (Wharncliffe Publishing Ltd)?

Write an account of your most interesting person and bring them to life in no more than 1,000 words.

Entries may be submitted electronically to or by post to The Administrator, FFHS,  PO Box 8857, Lutterworth LE17 9BJ by December 31st 2011. Any entries received after the closing date will not be judged. The winners will be announced in February 2012.
The judge’s decision will be final. Prizes will be awarded as advertised with no alternatives.

First Prize – One year’s Full Subscription to
Giving you access to all 800 years of historical records available at, the Full subscription will provide you with everything you need to begin researching your family tree online. Search for your relatives in the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales, the parish record collection, outbound passenger lists, military records and the complete 1841 – 1911 census collection.

In addition the winner will be offered the opportunity to have their winning story published in Your Family History for which they will receive a payment of £150

Second Prize – One year’s Diamond Premium Subscription to is an award winning family history website with access to millions of records online. With an ever increasing record collection and competitive prices, now has never been a better time to subscribe.

Third Prize – One year’s Premium Membership to The premium membership is ‘Ideal for the family historian who wants to travel further back into their family history. Get access to all census and BMD collections, plus pre-1837 Parish & Probate records, all our Irish record collections and any new historical record releases’ has over 870 million searchable UK family history records online. For other facts and figures about go to is sponsor of the Young Persons Category, which is aimed at young people aged 21 and under on the closing date of 31st December 2011. The prize is a laptop . In addition the winner of the Young Persons category will receive a one year subscription to Your Family History magazine (Wharncliffe Publishing Ltd).

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