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Federation of Family History Societies

Family History Federation
Established 1974
Contact Info
Address PO Box 62,
Norfolk NR26 9AR
Telephone (+44) 01263 824951
Society Officers
President Dr Nick Barratt
Vice-President Dr Colin R Chapman
Derek A Palgrave
Mrs Pauline Litton
Lady Teviot

Family History Federation is a UK-based educational charity with a worldwide membership.

Using our website, social media and other means of communication, we ensure that family history news and guidance on how to learn more about the subject are readily available to member societies and to the general public.

The services we provide to our member societies and to family historians in general include:

Find a Society - essential information about our member societies

Directory of Speakers - essential help when organising a programme of meetings.

Events - we attend events to raise the profile of our member societies, especially those not running their own stalls on the occasion.

Information - help with topics including finance, legal matters and publicity is available to member societies.

Insurance - much appreciated cover for member societies.

Meetings - where society representatives pool ideas as well as dealing with formal business.

Projects - improving knowledge of and access to relevant data. Really Useful Leaflet (RUL) - features our member societies, useful websites and other topics of wide interest.

Representation - we lobby official bodies on matters affecting the study of family history.

Seminars - these address topics relevant to our member societies. They are great occasions for those who run societies to get together, learn and share their insights.

Social media - extensive use of Facebook and Twitter to tell the wider world about our member societies and other aspects of family history.

Family History Federation is a brand name of the Federation of Family History Societies, a limited company and a charity. For further see the Memorandum and Articles of Association on our website:

Activities and benefits

An account of the Federation's activities and the benefits of membership appear in the relevant section of its website.

Society projects

  • National Burial Index
  • Records of World War 1 Conscription Tribunals
  • Manorial Documents Register


Society Meetings  

  • Please consult our website for information on our activities and those of the member-societies.