United Kingdom and Ireland
- GENUKI's listing, organised by geographical area, giving details of Family
History Societies, and of various other societies that are also
concerned with UK & Irish genealogy and family history and
associated interests, with contact addresses and links to the
societies' own web pages.
- There is a major national society, the Society of Genealogists, a large
number of local societies. Many of these are grouped together into
the Federation of Family History
Societies, and the Scottish
Association of Family History Societies.
- The Association of
Genealogists and Researchers in Archives - "The Association of
Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) was founded to
maintain and promote high standards of professional conduct in the
field of genealogy and the reporting of historical research. . .
The Members List contains the names of all members and gives
details of those who are available to accept commissions."
- The British
Records Association aims to encourage and assist with the
preservation, care use and publication of historical records.
- The Family and Local
History Indexing Group - "FLHIG was formed in June 2004 from
the former Genealogical Group of the Society of Indexers (SIGG),
continuing with similar aims."
- Family & Community
Historical Research Society - scope: "research topics such as
Victorian social history, migration, Victorian social classes &
history, local history projects, research projects for pre -
Victorian England, plus many more aspects of UK 18th, 19th &
20th century family & community history research."
- Details of Local History
Societies provided by Local History Magazine.
- The Ulster Historical
Foundation provides help with Irish Research.
- GENfair is a commercial
organisation which offers online sales of genealogical services and
publications. Some Family History Societies in the United Kingdom
use GENfair for their online publications sales and membership
- The British Association for
Local History seeks to promote interest local history. The
association's publications include The Local Historian - a
searchable database of items from this publication is planned.
- The Knights of St Columba
"are an Order of Catholic Laymen dedicated to the Service of the
Church and fellow man. The Organisation, which is non-political and
essentially democratic, exists to support the mission of the
Catholic Church and at the same time to work for the spiritual and
material good of its members and their families."
- The United Grand Lodge of
England is the governing body of Freemasonry in England, Wales
and the Channel Islands. There are similar Grand Lodges serving Ireland and Scotland.
- The Huguenot
Society of Great Britain & Ireland was founded in 1885 "by
directors of the The French Hospital [founded in 1718] to promote
the publication and interchange of Knowledge about Huguenots and to
form a bond of fellowship of those who, whether or not of Huguenot
descent, respect and admire The Huguenots and seek to perpetuate
- The Catholic
Record Society is devoted to the study of Roman Catholicism in
the British Isles from the Reformation period to the present
Societies Research Group - promotes "research into the history
and operation of friendly societies".
- Centre for
Research into Freemasonry at the University of Sheffield.
Friendly Societies and Trade Unions - Articles &
History of the Foresters - from the Foresters Friendly Society
- British Agricultural History
Society - who provide full texts of back numbers of their
Agricultural History Review.
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