Fife Family History Society
Keeping Local and Family History Alive
Promoting and Encouraging Family & Local History in Fife
Fife Family History Society, which was formed in 1989, aims to join together people with an interest in the research of their Fife ancestors.
The society produces a journal 3 times a year free to members, and holds a meeting on the second Tuesday of the month from September to April. A trip to a library or some place of interest is arranged for May. The Society has members in the local area, across the rest of the UK and throughout the world.
- There is no talk on Tuesday 8 May in the evening!
- Outing on 8 May cancelled – library open as usual.
- Needing help finding those elusive Ancestors? – the “Ask The Expert” stand will help at SAFHS Conference & Family History Fair
- Free Workshop at SAFHS Conference & Family History Fair on 21 April 2018 – Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife
- Launch of the Fife Kalendar of Convicts by Andrew Campbell at the SAFHS 2018 Conference on 21 April at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
The main reason for joining Fife Family History Society is to make contact with others with similar interests in Fife who share your enthusiasm and are willing to pass on their help and experience.
We encourage members to take out an e-membership which saves costs.
For any family queries/interests please add a topic to the Members’ Discussion Board.
There is also a Photograph Gallery where you can upload images of interest to family history researchers.
We also have a very active Facebook page where you can also put your queries/interests/photos.
Our online shop contains FifeFHS Publications, Books, CDs and Maps.
Fife FHS has just launched “The Fife Kalendar of Convicts” by Andrew Campbell
£15 available in digital version or on CD through our shop.
Over 20 years in the making (first begun in 1994), The Fife Kalendar of Convicts (1790-1880) CD, is an indexing to many of the Courts in Fife, as well as the High Court Records (AD14 precognitions and JC26 Trial Records, which have been indexed up to 1900).
There are a number of other sources Andrew used including indexing up to 1900 the Jury Trials of Cupar Sheriff Court and Dunfermline Sheriff Court held by the National Records of Scotland.
If you know of any Fife books you think we should stock please let us know.
Our Next Event
12 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In December 2017 we updated the design and inner workings of our website. We’re still in the process of connecting up a few resources and tools. Thank you for your patience.
Do log in to the members area where you will find lots of extra resources and past journals.
Donations and Ad Hoc Payments
We now have the facility to accept donations and other ad hoc payments online. Please click on the donations button at the bottom of the page. Note this facility should not be used for paying Membership Subscriptions or Renewals.
Fife Family History Library
The Fife Family History Archives are held at Cupar Library:
33-35 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS
Cupar Library has a very good family and local history room at present and the addition of our Archives will benefit all those looking for their Fife families. Also Cupar has a good transport network with a Railway Station and good bus links.
Our Family History Room is manned by a Committee Member at the following times:
Tuesday 10 – 4
Friday 10 – 4
Saturday 10 – 4
Please note that the Family History Room will not be staffed on Saturday 21 April due to the SAFHS2018 Conference.
The Family History Room will not be staffed on Tuesday 08 May due to the Annual Outing.