Sheffield and District Family History Society

Welcome to Sheffield & District Family History Society. Our society was formed over 40 years ago for the mutual benefit of people interested in the study of family and local history.

We have around five hundred members scattered across the world. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or just setting out to look for your ancestors why not join our international community of members and share your research journey with us?

Our focus is the area encompassed by the boundaries of the modern day City of Sheffield and includes some places that were once in North Derbyshire.  We are a member of the national Federation of Family History Societies and one of four family history societies that between us cover the whole of South Yorkshire, the southern part of England’s largest county.  


Find out more about the benefits of being a society member and how to apply to join.

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A wealth of resources are provided to our members via our website…

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Our Sheffield & District Family History Society Facebook page is getting very active with over 170 facebook members now linked. Search: 'Sheffield & District Family History Society'

News just in. The Worlds largest genealogy conference organiser is hold an event in London next year. RootsTech London October 24-26 2019

The society does not have a members meeting in August. The next meeting for members will be the usual third Monday in September. That is the 17th September. Details will be announced soon.