15 July 2018
Hit a wall? Why not join your local family history society?
You know how it is. You’ve been gradually piecing together snippets of your family story – perhaps from conversations at family get-togethers, or idle rummages on the web.
Things have been shaping up quite nicely, with new-found facts and facets of your family’s past coming to light.
These searches have turned into long, indepth investigations online, where you wrack your brain trying to think of the perfect question to ask Google that will unlock the solutions to your family mysteries. You’ve made progress, but now you’re feeling a little stuck. Where can you go next?
There is an answer. And it probably resides in a town not far from you.
Family history societies are some of the best-kept secrets of the family history world. If you read Family Tree Magazine you’ll know that we mention them all the time, but it’s not until you pay your first visit to your local family history society that you realise just what riches they can offer your research.
There are hundreds of family history societies around the globe, each dedicated to the history of the people who have lived in that area in times gone by. But these societies are so much more than the guardians (and creators) of really useful family history records for that area. The societies give the opportunity for fellow family history enthusiasts to come together, usually once a month, to chat family history – to listen, learn and, most importantly, to ask questions too. You can find an array of family history societies on our online directory, and even add yours to the evergrowing list.
At Family Tree Live 26-27 April 2019 you’ll have the chance to chat to numerous family history societies under one roof (the rather fabulous roof of the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace). So save the date, book your tickets, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there to help you learn about your family story.