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IMPORTANT SOCIETY NEWS - Dissolution of the Society

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 15 May 2019 the following resolution was passed in accordance with Rule 9 of the Rules of the Society. The AGM agree that the Society be dissolved with effect from the 31 December 2019 or at such later date as is necessary to ensure the orderly closure of the Society.

This means that the Society will remain active until the 31 December 2019 after which it will be formally dissolved. The monthly programme of meetings will continue until the December 2019 meeting and the final edition of the Huntsman will be published in November 2019.

This is not a decision that was taken lightly.

Since the 2018 AGM the Committee has spent a great deal of time exploring alternatives which would avoid the need to dissolve the Society. After it became apparent that we could not recruit sufficient new committee members to carry on with the present arrangements we looked at a range of alternatives. These included, amongst others, either, operating with a slimmed down committee and a new constitution, or, amalgamating with an adjoining family history society, or, moving to a wholly electronic organisation with no meetings and an online journal. After careful consideration it was decided, with considerable regret, that the Committee had no real option but to recommend that the Society be dissolved as we could no longer meet the requirements of the Rules of the Society.

Further information will be posted on this website as the dissolution progresses.

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:secretary@huntsfhs.org.uk. Officers of the Society are listed separately. See also our GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION 2018 (GDPR) notice.

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


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Wednesday 17th July PM
Society Visit to Ramsey Rural Museum and Walled Garden, Wood Ln, Ramsey, PE26 2XD.
Meet at the museum at 13.30hrs. Ample free parking. Refreshments at 15.00hrs.
Please contact Secretary Caroline Kesseler if you wish to attend so that catering numbers can estimated.
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Currently, the bookstall is not booked to attend any events in 2019. Members will find more information in the last 2018 newsletter

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.

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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 29 January, 2019
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