Membership of the Federation is open to all Local History Societies, Archaeological Societies, Family or Genealogical Societies and Local Museums. Similar organisations can link with the Federation through Associate Membership. The Federation also welcomes membership from individuals who have an interest in Local History.
How the Federation operates:
The Federation has a voluntary secretariat by which societies can help one another and combine to achieve results which could not be achieved by individual effort. The Annual General Meeting and Seminars, lectures and workshops provide an exciting exchange of ideas from all over the country.
The Federation’s Journal, the Local History Review, is published annually and its content reflects the widespread and growing interest in local history, which highlights the need for such an organisation as the Federation.
When you join your local history society you are joining a lively group of enthusiastic people who share a common interest in local history, archaeology, and folklore. You do no need to have any particular qualification or high degree of knowledge of the subjects outlined , but as a member, you will learn much about your heritage in a most enjoyable way.