The Nottinghamshire Family History Society helps people research their family history and connect with other people with local interests. They have onsite collections and record collections available for purchase. They also have some online historic journals available for free.
Onsite research is free for members and costs £2 per session for non-members. Everyone is welcome and volunteers are on hand to assist.
Resources available include:
- Library – a collection of books and pamphlets covering a wide variety of subjects from basic guides, to specifics such as militaria, as well as items on local history, maps etc. There is also a small collection of items relating to our neighbouring counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
- Record Series – Series of booklets produced by the Society covering a wide range of topics specific to Nottinghamshire. The Notts FHS were the first to surname index ALL county census returns prior to general internet access. Currently the majority of the series is out of print but the Society are in the process of transferring several books to CD or onto a searchable database format.
- The Society Baptism, Marriage and Burial databases for Nottinghamshire.
- Memorial Inscription databases including two of the large Nottingham cemeteries.
- Society Journal – A complete set of the quarterly journal. Much of this data will be unique to the society as it has been submitted by members across the world.
- Pedigrees and Birth Briefs – data submitted by members. Includes printed and hand written material.
- IGI – Birth, baptism and marriage data compiled from parish records in Britain and Scotland. Complete set available on microfiche.
- Exchange Journals – Notts FHS exchanges its Journal with many other FH Societies across the world. These are available to view in the library.
Costs of membership:
- Individual Membership – UK/Europe £13
- Joint Membership – UK/Europe £16
- Individual Membership – Overseas £16
- E-Journal Membership – (2 years) £15
- The subscription period run for 1 year (e-journal 2 years) and commences on either 1st February or 1st August.
Benefits of membership are:
- Quarterly journal
- Regular Meetings
- Private use of the Nottinghamshire Archives Search Room on Members’ meetings evenings
- Free access to Research Room
- On line access to
- current and back copies of the Journal
- digitised copies of the Record Series of publications
- copies of other Society’s Journals
- Access to experts wihin the membership for help with queries and problems
- Access to other members researching the same family names
- Early knowledge of Society projects and volunteering opportunities
The Centre is open on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm and the Society holds Family History Surgeries in Yeovil on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 3:30 pm.