Donation to Fife Fisheries Museum

Fife Family History Society donated £500 to the Fife Fisheries Museum. Picture from left Ian Murray from the Museum, Chairman of Fife FHS Hugh Hoffman and Committee Member Dave Reid.

Presentation To Wemyss School of Needlework

Fiona Wemyss gave a very interesting talk recently on the 12 April on the Wemyss School of Needlework. After the meeting she was presented with a cheque for £500 as a donation from Fife FHS. Presenting the cheque to Fiona is Chairman Hugh Hoffman with Committee Member Dave Reid.

Book Competition Winner



Congratulations to Betty from Callander.  She won our Book Review Competition and is now the proud owner of a copy of Walter Burt’s book about the Rosyth Dockyard, published by Amberley.

Fife Family History Fair 2016


In a new departure for the society, Fife Family History Society will be sole organisers of the 2016 Fife Family History and Local History Fair.  As in previous years the event will focus on Family History.  However this year its scope will be widened to include coverage of Local History in general – Fife can boast many local history groups across the towns and villages of the county who are all active in exploring and promoting the history of their own localities.

 The Fair will include a series of talks from key speakers on a range of subjects, and a Fair with stalls run by a number of family history societies and local history groups, both from Fife and from wider afield.  In addition, the event will include some new features such as ‘Ask the Expert’ with specialists on hand to assist visitors to overcome brick walls in their researches.

 The event will be taking place on Saturday 8 October, in the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. 

Further details of speakers, stallholders, experts, ticketing, etc. will be available soon.  In the meantime, please keep an eye on our website –  - where information will be posted as it becomes available.

Hugh Hoffman


Fife Family History Society

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This is an example of our new newsletter. We are now producing a Monthly E Newsletter to bridge the gap between our Journals which go out three times a year. From March onwards these will be emailed to members only, and are produced by our Secretary Arlene. If you have any "snippets"  that you think might be of interest to our members please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample E Newsletter February 2015