FFHS - supporting family historians for over 40 years
FFHS Beyond the Census
Our FFHS Beyond the Census one-day conference will both broaden and deepen your understanding. Come along and hear sessions by several accomplished speakers.
On Saturday 8th October you will discover answers to questions you don’t yet know to ask! You’ll learn about manorial records, census alternatives, little-known record sets … and much, much more. All that to be rounded off with an ‘Ask the Experts’ panel discussion at the end of the day.
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.
Wayward Women - Female offending in Victorian England by Lucy Williams
Our book reviewer suggests that whilst most family historians would be horrified if a relative or close friend were to be accused of a criminal offence, many would take a completely different view if an ancestor was to have been accused of such an act in the nineteenth century. A plethora of research opportunities would result from both the crime and the punishment, with these arising in both primary records and secondary sources such as newspapers.The punitive punishments of the Victoria era are considered by Ms Williams when she looks at women who were jailed, transported and executed.
Our "Research Tips" pages are packed with useful information showing you how to get started on your family history research.
Where should I start? What information is available? What can I get from the internet? Where are original records kept? How do I record what I find? How can I get help? All these questions and more are explored within these pages.