Wiltshire Family History Society
Established in 1981, Wiltshire Family History Society is a thriving society, with some 2,600 members. The area of interest that it covers is historic Wiltshire in south west England, including Swindon, and any parishes that have moved between neighbouring counties due to governmental reorganisation.
Regular meetings take place at Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge and Westbury. The quarterly journal “Wiltshire Family History Society Journal” enables members at home and further afield to enjoy general articles on family history, learn more about the area of their ancestors, and be kept up to date with events and all the services that the society offers. Members’ interests are to be found in the journal and on the excellent and informative website, which also contains details of the Society’s research services and their large range of publications, as well as information on applying for membership.
The Society also runs a Research Centre in Devizes which holds the Society’s project work and much reference material, and it is there that the Society offers a limited service pertaining to these, concentrating particularly on helping researchers whose ancestors lived in Wiltshire.