Founded in 1974 by 12 family history enthusiasts, the society, run by volunteers, has gone from strength to strength and in 2014 celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary. From humble beginnings we have grown to a society with currently around 2,000 members UK and worldwide, and have embraced the latest technology with our online access to Ancestry, Find My Past and other sites and can also now be found on Facebook.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PILOT HOUSE RESEARCH CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY 13TH FEBRUARY FOR ONE WEEK, REOPEN ON MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY, TO ENABLE REMEDIAL WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT BY LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL.
FROM THE TREASURER
DUE TO AN UNREASONABLE RISE IN THE CURRENT INDEPENDENT EXAMINER’S FEES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2016, WHICH INCREASED BY 140%, IT WAS DECIDED, BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, TO APPOINTMENT MRS S. SMITH, A MEMBER OF THE ACIE (ASSOCIATION OF CHARITY INDEPENDENT EXAMINERS) AND FOR THE SOCIETY TO ADOPT A RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS ACCOUNTS PRESENTATION FOR THE CHARITY COMMISSION AND MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY.
THE OFFICE WILL NO LONGER BE CLOSED FOR A COLLECTIONS WEEK EACH MONTH BUT WILL TAKE A TWO WEEK BREAK IN THE WINTER PERIOD THE DATE OF WHICH IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED. THIS WILL ENABLE STAFF TO WORK ON CATALOGUING LARGER COLLECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTE TO OUR AIM OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY, QUANTITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THEIR ONLINE CATALOGUES AND DIGITISED COLLECTIONS