Leicestershire And Rutland Family History Society

  Established 20 September 1974   Reg. Charity No 518870   Member Of The F.F.H.S   ©LRFHS Feb 2015


Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society

Unit 4B, Pilot House

King Street

Leicester LE1 6RN

Telephone 0116 2857211

E-Mail Addresses:

Chairman

chairman@lrfhs.org.uk

Vice-Chairman

vicechairman@lrfhs.org.uk

Secretary

secretary@lrfhs.org.uk

Treasurer

treasurer@lrfhs.org.uk

Membership

membership@lrfhs.org.uk

Journal Editor

editor@lrfhs.org.uk

Research Centre

librarian@lrfhs.org.uk

Projects

projects@lrfhs.org.uk

Surname Interests

services@lrfhs.org.uk

Kew Trips

kewtrips@lrfhs.org.uk

Publications

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Webmaster

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Society of Genealogists inherits massive collection

By far the biggest collection of LDS films and fiches in the UK is the one belonging to the London Family History Centre. You may recall that in 2011 I reported that the collection was being relocated to the National Archives at Kew during building work which was expected to last 7 or 8 months - well, it has been there ever since!

This month it was announced that the London Family History Centre's permanent microfilm collection has been given to the Society of Genealogists, and will be available there - potentially from early June.

I suspect this will mean that access to their collection is free to SoG members, but that others will have to pay the usual modest library fee.


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