Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Federation of Family History Societies UK

FFHS - Projects
Projects have been, and continue to be, one of the most important functions of family history societies and, under the FFHS umbrella, have developed from producing small local collections in booklet form and microfiche to co-operative collections of data on a national basis such as the 1881 census and the National Burial Index.

With the rapid changes in family history research and searchers’ expectations of access to records, the FFHS set up FamilyHistoryOnline to accommodate member societies’ work and widen the usage of their indexes and transcriptions. However, anyone reading family history magazines, searching on the web, reading newspapers or watching TV will know that a larger genealogical company is much more able to market and publicise their services than the Federation has been able to do with FamilyHistoryOnline.

The FFHS is therefore pleased to announce that they have secured a partnership with the UK company 'FindMyPast' to ensure societies’ pay per view data receives the acclaim and international audience it deserves

Until now the FFHS has provided online access to data submitted by local family history societies at its own pay per view website These records will now gradually be transferred to the website, joining a collection already exceeding 500 million records.


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