Registered Charity Number 800335

Huntingdonshire Genealogy Links

Aims and Objectives

Huntingdonshire Family History Society (HFHS) was founded in 1985 to help people to find out about their family history. The county reorganisation in 1974 saw Huntingdonshire become part of a greater Cambridgeshire. We now have a membership of over 350, the majority of whom live outside the old county. The Society aims to provide links between people interested in families of the old County of Huntingdonshire and to provide a forum for persons interested in genealogy generally. In this respect it fully recognises the needs of those members who cannot easily get to research in Huntingdon, and so constantly is taking account of the advances in information technology to make information more easily available. It actively supports the HUNTINGDON and ENGLISH-FENS Genealogy Mailing List as a forum for discussion on this county. The needs of those who do not have access to new technology is not ignored, and information on new developments is covered in the Journal (see below). It is a Society for the beginner and the experienced genealogist alike.

The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, and is a supporter of the Genealogy UK and Ireland (GENUKI) information service. It also receives publications of many UK and overseas societies by exchange. These are added to the rapidly growing library. At evening meetings there is a bookstall with a wide range of genealogical publications; these publications can also be purchased by mail order.

The Society's email address is: mailto:bookstall@huntsfhs.org.uk. Officers of the Society are listed separately.

Records for Huntingdonshire are kept at the Record Office Huntingdon and other documentation such as old photographs, etc., at the Huntingdonshire Collection.

The bookstall will be at the following venues in 2015

Sat 17 October 2015
Suffolk Family History Fair, University College Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ

Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network

The Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) will host 50 digital community archives by the end of 2008. So far groups have added over 10,000 fascinating records. Explore further by clicking on the logo above.

Elizabeth Simpson Award 2010

PorchMuseum Godmanchester

The Museum is housed in the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, a Grade II listed building situated in the heart of the historic town of Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire. They are an independent museum and a part of the Friends of the Queen Elizabeth School a registered charity. The museum is run by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers who work together to record the town’s history and its people. They receive no government funding and rely on funds from various organisations, donations and the generosity of their visitors to fund their projects.

Last update 9 October, 2015
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