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@gmail.com

Research Centre

librarian@lrfhs.org.uk

Projects

projects@lrfhs.org.uk

Publications

publications@lrfhs.org.uk

Publicity Officer

publicity@lrfhs.org.uk

Webmaster

webmaster@lrfhs.org.uk









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Leicester

The Society began in life in 1974 as the Leicester Family History Circle. It quickly grew and was later renamed the Leicestershire Family History Society. In 1992 Rutland was incorporated into the Society and the name changed to the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The society is run by a group of Trustees who are elected annually by members at the A.G.M. They serve on the Executive Committee and are required to undertake specific duties. Any member can apply for nomination to the Executive Committee. With the present membership of over 2,000 the LRFHS has the capacity of offer a wide range of services and activities to assist family history historians and researchers.

RESEARCH CENTRE & LIBRARY

The Society has an excellent Research Centre situated in Leicester at Unit 4B, Pilot House, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RN.It has a large area for viewing our extensive range of microfiche data, and 8 computers to access CD -Rom data and the Internet.  Amongst our vast range of data we have the General Register Office Birth Marriage Indexes from 1837 to 2002, The National Probate (Wills) Index containing details of 7 Million wills, The Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI), and using the Internet you can access resources like FamilySearch, Commonwealth War Graves Commision, & Much More

We also have numerous CD Roms containing millions of entries to aid and interest family historians. Our range of research material and equipment is being regularly updated and the Research Centre is staffed by a helpful band of volunteer assistants who give their time freely to help new and existing members. They will be happy to assist newcomers to get started, and offer advice and assistance when required.

If you are travelling some distance to the Centre, you can book a microfiche or film reader in advance by telephoning 0116 285 7211.


The Opening hours of the Centre are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am till 4.00pm

Saturday 8.30am till 12.30pm


L.R.F.H.S GROUPS

We have six groups of the Society which are all run by Sub-Committees who organise monthly meetings with talks on a wide range of family history subjects. They are located in Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Rutland and the Computer Group who meet bi-monthly.

COMPUTER USERS

The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society Website is a widely respected and growing service. The site includes a wide variety of information about the Society and the services we offer, with many links to other useful genealogical sites.


SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS

The Society publishes a large range of CD Roms of indexed data, all made possible by many years of work by volunteer members. These include Census data, Marriage Indexes, Parish Registers and more. We also supply a range of books and publications, details of which are available at www.lrfhs.net/publications.htm

PROJECTS

The Society undertakes several projects each year in order to preserve and make available records of use to researchers of family history. These projects are carried out by numerous dedicated volunteer members in their own free time.

QUARTERLY JOURNAL

All members receive a free copy of our quarterly journal, usually around 70 pages, packed with information and articles from members. Click HERE for more information




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