03 May 2019

The Family History Federation has a new website

Maybe you know it by the former name, Federation of Family History Societies. Along with the new name comes a new website — https://www.familyhistoryfederation.com/.

While it's still under development a couple of free "Really Useful Guides" — very British — are worth noting:
Our Really Useful Information Leaflet — gives researchers with roots in the British Isles everything they need to know to grow their family tree.
Our Really Useful North American Information Leaflet — a guide for people living in the USA and Canada who have ancestry in the British Isles.

There's also one for Australasia.


Bill said...

Thank you John. I had not known of this site in past. Liked what I saw, so have subscribed to their free magazine. I had just started receiving your own blog recently. It was recommended by Gail Dever. I am enjoying it; it’s brevity an regularity particularly.

I have Irish, and most recently learned (after 30+ yrs “doing” family history) strong English (east end London) ancestry. One ancestor family was in something called Hollesly Farm Colony in Suffolk at least according to 1911 Census and a few other references. Would you know of any means to explore their participation in that program?

JDR said...

Bill: You've probably found the brief history at http://www.workhouses.org.uk/labourcolonies/.
There's quite a bit of background starting at page 71 of https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hnna5b;view=1up;seq=7

Bill said...

Thanks John, no I had not read either of these two. Am interested in both; thank you...