FFHS - supporting family historians for over 40 years

FFHS 'Beyond the Census Conference 2'
Saturday 30th September, Wesley's Chapel, London

This is a public event (cost £12), run by FFHS for the benefit of all family historians. For more information and to book your place.

Tracing Pre-Victorian Ancestors

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Accurate research involves understanding and analysing information, not just copying "hints" or other peoples' family trees. A recently published book focuses on methods for reaching reliable conclusions about our family history before the Victorian era.

The author sets out how to use various avenues of research, with case studies and examples plus a good bibliography and index. 

Use this link to read a review of this new book.

Hertfordshire FHS Open Day

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To mark its 40th birthday, Hertfordshire Family History Society is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 30 September.

The venue at Woolmer Green Village Hall - between Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City - will offer a variety of stalls, talks and opportunities for research. If you live in the Hertfordshire area or have family connections there, do come along and meet fellow enthusiasts.

You can see more details here….

Northamptonshire archives - safe for now

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Red-hot lobbying by family historians and others has halted a plan by Northamptonshire County Council to cut free afternoon access to its record office and impose sky-high charges for much of the week. But there may be more trouble ahead.

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Staffordshire Monumental Inscriptions

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Thanks to diligent work by members of the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, over 127,000 monumental inscriptions are now listed on the FindMyPast site.

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Northants Manorial Documents Register

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With the help of funding from FFHS, the National Archives has updated the Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire. The Register for this and most other counties in England & Wales is now easy to search online. It reveals the contents and locations of a vast range of sources that can help us find out more about our forebears. An overview of the documents involved can be seen on the TNA website.

The Northamptonshire Family History Society also has much to offer those interested in research in that county.

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FamilySearch moves on

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The microfilm service at Family History Centres has been replaced by access to digital images of numerous original records. Some of FamilySearch's vast collection can now even be viewed at home.

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