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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 three 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.


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.

We are happy to upload photograph collections of interest to family history researchers. Please contact us.

We also have a very active Facebook page where you can also put your queries/interests/photos.

Online Shop

Our online shop contains FifeFHS Publications, Books, CDs and Maps.

Fife FHS has launched the “Fife Kalendar of Convicts, 1790 – 1880” by Andrew Campbell.

It is available through our shop as a digital download or on CD.

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).

Other sources Andrew used include indexes up to 1900 of 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.


Upcoming Events
  1. Hidden Burgh: Restoring Cupar’s Place in the Heart of Fife

    10 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Harry Goodsir – A Family Skeleton

    8 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. A Revolution in Mapping: History of the Ordnance Survey

    12 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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.

Opening Hours

Our Family History Room is staffed by a volunteer and experienced Committee Member at the following times:
Tuesday 10 – 3
Friday 10 – 3
Saturday 10 – 3