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Latest News

Death of Professor David Hey
Monday 22 February 2016

The Committee of Sheffield & District Family History Society is very sad to announce that our life president and founder of the society Professor David Hey died last week after a short illness. It was in the late 1970s from David’s evening classes promoting the study of family history that the society was born. He was a leading protagonist and chair of the society in its early years and continued to maintain an active interest after the demands of his career limited his direct involvement. He was a very popular speaker and turned out to address our meetings on a range of topics down the years. David’s passing is not only a loss to the society but to the wider study of local and family history. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his widow and children. A tribute to David will be published in the next Society journal.

Forthcoming meetings

Monday 16 May 2016 - History of the Bathing Costume
By Janet Stain.

Saturday 21 May 2016 - Sheffield & District Family History Fair
Details

Monday 20 June 2016 - Fulwood Cottage Homes
By Marjorie Dunn.

Meetings for the year

Welcome to our Website



We hope you will visit the site regularly, and that new additions will help members and visitors to progress with their family history research.

My best wishes for your future research

Anne Giller - Chairman.

PS. For an in-depth obituary on Prof. David Hey our society president in the Guardian. Please click here

IMPORTANT

February 2016
Please keep an eye on our website for any last minute news about meetings.



SHEFFIELD & DISTRICT
FAMILY HISTORY FAIR

Saturday 21 May 2016

Following the success of our 2014 fair we will be holding our next fair on 21 May 2016 in the 1st Floor Suites at the Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground in Hillsborough. More details and list of exhibitors...

 

A member of the Federation of Family History Societies

Founded in 1977 with the aims of promoting the study of genealogy, family history and local history in the area, for the benefit and education of the public.