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Really Useful US Information Leaflet



FFHS Members: opportunity to promote your society in the USA

Advertising in our NEW Really Useful US Information Leaflet

For the first time, the Federation of Family History Societies is producing a US version of Our Really Useful Information Leaflet, which will be published in February 2018. It will be distributed in leaflet form at RootsTech in Salt Lake City and will also be available on the FFHS website as a download.

This is an excellent opportunity to reach keen US family historians with British Isles heritage and tell them about your society! The leaflet will have similar content to our current UK and Australasian Really Useful Leaflets, but will have specific articles on tracing your family tree if you are American.

All our members will be listed in the leaflet. Each of these entries will comprise the name of the society and its website. We will also have a limited amount of space in the issue to include advertisements from FFHS member societies. An example of a society advertisement is shown below:

Really Useful US Leaflet

The rate for an extended listing is £20 (ex VAT). Your advertisement may give contact details for your society which can include web address, email and phone number, plus 'Find us on Facebook/Follow us on Twitter', if applicable, plus a maximum of 40 words promoting your society.

For a copy of the Agreement, Terms & Conditions and details of the payment procedure please click here.

The deadline for receipt of payment and the form is Friday 12th January 2018.

Thank you for your support of Our Really Useful Information Leaflets.

Emma Waltham, Marketing Manager
Copyright © 2017 Federation of Family History Societies, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:

Federation of Family History Societies
PO Box 62
Sheringham, NR26 9AR
United Kingdom

Congress 2018 Sydney


Bridging The Past and Future

The next Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry is just around the corner.

The 15th Congress will be hosted by the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG).

It will be held in Sydney from 9-12 March 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney (Darling Harbour) and the theme is "Bridging The Past and Future". The SAG last hosted Congress 30 years ago in 1988 which proved to be one of the largest gatherings of family history enthusiasts in our region. 2018 promises to be a great following act!

The Conference website, includes all information and special announcements from the Congress mascot, Bernhard. The website is accessible here and the Congress Facebook page can be located here.

We look forward to seeing you all in Sydney in March 2018!


FFHS – A focus on wills, plus family-history news, resources and events


FFHS

The FFHS newsletter article on Wills – read the newsletter.

The Nick Vine Hall Award.


The Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership) for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.

Further information available here.


Our Australasian Really Useful Information Leaflet 2017


FFHS

Our Australasian really useful information leaflet is now available.

This is an initiative of the UK based Federation of Family History Societies in association with the Australian Federation of Family History Organisations and the Society of Australian Genealogists.


FFHS – Special issue on DNA testing for genealogy


FFHS

The FFHS newsletter seems to have a good summary of DNA testing – read the newsletter.

The Nick Vine Hall Award.


The Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership) for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.

Further information available here.


Births & Deaths - Extra Indexes


Major changes are about to affect our access to records of births and deaths in England & Wales.

Indexes

Until recently, the only way to consult indexes of birth and death registrations online and free of charge was by visiting the FreeBMD website. FreeBMD will continue to be useful to many researchers. However, for some searches, newly released indexes on the General Register Office (GRO) site will also be helpful. They cover these periods:
Unlike all other indexes, the new GRO ones include these details for all years back to 1837:
The new GRO indexes are very cumbersome to use as you have to specify the year (plus or minus up to only 2 years) and also the gender of the person concerned.

See this page of the GRO website.

Francis Howcutt
Vice Chairman, FFHS


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