Friday, 4 April 2014

Federation of Family History Societies awards at recent AGM

At the recent Federation of Family History Societies AGM at The National Archives, awards were presented to the Society submitting the Journal making the Best Contribution to Family History (Elizabeth Simpson Award), and the Society with the Best Website
(Geoff Riggs Award). The winners are listed at and

Congratulations to all the winners, and in particular to the overall winner for the Elizabeth Simpson Award, Oxfordshire FHS (see for an example) - and for the Geoff Riggs Award winner, the Western Australia Genealogical Society Inc (aka WAGS for short!), online at

It was also announced at the AGM that Marian French has stepped down after eight years as Chairman of FFHS Services Ltd, with the role now taken on by Francis Howcutt.

(With thanks to Wendy Archer)


Time to find your inner Irish...! All the best online Irish genealogy resources can be found through my book Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet - in print and ebook formats. "Very useful, makes me wish I was Irish!" - Saint Patrick, patron saint.

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