Federation of Family History Societies
|Legal status||Charitable Organization (Education)|
|Purpose||to co-ordinate and assist the work of societies or other bodies interested in family history, genealogy and heraldry; to foster the spirit of mutual co-operation, by sponsoring projects in these fields|
|Dr Nick Barratt|
|FFHS Board of Directors and Executive Committee|
Its stated principal aims are "to co-ordinate and assist the work of societies or other bodies interested in family history, genealogy and heraldry; to foster the spirit of mutual co-operation, by sponsoring projects in these fields".
Its membership consists of over 180 family history societies and similar genealogical organisations. It publishes The National Burial Index from data supplied by family history societies.
In January 2014, The National Archives put online the digitised records of over 8,000 individuals seeking exemption from conscription into the army in Middlesex during the First World War. The Federation assisted in funding this exercise. In the same month, The National Archives announced work to accelerate progress with the revision of the Manorial Documents Register and that funding from The Federation will help meet the cost of four additional county projects over the following two years. The relevant counties are Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Kent.
The current Chairman is Steve Benson
The current administrator is Philippa McCray.