The Society exists to encourage the study of family history within the old counties of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. It not only provides a friendly point of contact for people world-wide who are interested in the same surnames and families, but also offers a wide range of facilities to support their researches into genealogy and the local area.
The Society was founded in 1976 and it now has about 900 members, mainly in the UK but also in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
CFHS is a Registered Charity and a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.
The Littleport Society exists to provide a means whereby people can take co-operative action in, a) encouraging individual awareness and pride in the town, b) safeguarding the character of Littleport, and c) developing the social, historical, and cultural potential of the community. Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering the Society's objectives.
The Society was founded in 1951 as the Cambridgeshire Local History Council. The name was changed in 1983. The object of the Society is to encourage the study of local history. Monthly meetings are held in Cambridge, from October to March and an AGM in May. The lecture programmes cover a wide range of subjects. In the summer months excursions and visits to places of historic interest are arranged.
Since its earliest days the Society published a regular Bulletin, which included articles on a wide range of Cambridgeshire topics, interesting people, historic buildings and village histories. Members are encouraged to transcribe records and carry out research on their own or with others and to make the results available through the Review or elsewhere. In 1987 a Collectors Group was set up to encourage young people in particular and to interest those who collect unusual items not covered by other societies. Festivals of Local History are organised.
A society for publishing documentary sources relating to the county's history and neighbouring areas. Membership is open to all interested persons, libraries, schools and other institutions. Publication list available.
The Society has been in existence since 1999. Meetings are held in a local meeting room. For more information contact the Hon. Secretary.
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