Federation of Family History Societies

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Federation of Family History Societies
Established 1974
Contact Info
Address PO Box 62,
Norfolk NR26 9AR
Telephone 0800 0856322
Email info@ffhs.org.uk
Website www.ffhs.org.uk
Society Officers
President Dr Nick Barratt
Vice-President Dr Colin R Chapman
Derek A Palgrave
Mrs Pauline Litton
Lady Teviot

The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity formed in 1974. Its membership includes over 180 societies throughout the world, including national and local societies as well as one-name groups.

To achieve its mission, the Federation:

  • co-ordinates and assists the work of organisations interested in family history, genealogy and heraldry
  • fosters co-operation and projects that help researchers
  • represents the interests of family historians, especially in the preservation and availability of archives.

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



  • FFHS-NEWS is a 'one-way' Mailing List which is used to make announcements from the Federation and to publish information of general interest.

To subscribe to FFHS-NEWS [1]


Society Meetings  

  • The next AGM will be held in March 2019 at The Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent.