The Anglo-German Family History Society welcomes all those who are interested in researching the genealogy or family history of people from the German-speaking parts of Europe who have emigrated over the centuries and settled in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (North and South), and the neighbouring islands.
We are a self-help group with considerable expertise and resources, and new members are always welcome. Please take the time to look around the site. If you experience any problems, please see our help section.
To find information about any issues with the website, latest updates, new items or delays in updating please see the website information page. If you have submitted an item or have requested name interests be added or amended please check the website information before contacting again.
AGFHS Website – Help Needed
Our Website Editor regrets that he has to step down from his role for personal reasons, therefore we are in urgent need of expert help with maintaining the AGFHS websites. There is one website containing general information about the Society accessible to the general public, and a restricted access website for use by the Editorial Team when preparing the journal of the society.
The websites are database-driven, using the Open Source Content Management System ‘Joomla’. The person taking over should be confident in the use of Joomla, though help can be given. A working knowledge of HTML would also be useful. Committee members do have the ability to make everyday edits to webpages through the CMS, so the role does not require a great time commitment.
If you think you have the knowledge and interest to take on this job, and would like further technical details, please contact Ian Myers (see contact details at front of our magazine). We would also be pleased for a new Website Editor to participate on the Society committee, but this is not a requirement.
AGFHS Library - Help Needed
Peter and Jenny Towey are moving and will no longer have the space to house the Society's library. The job of librarian can be split into 2 roles: to manage and loan out the main English language books; and to house the German language books and German FHS magazines.
For the former role, you will require a large spare room and a computer to manage the on-line catalogue. Requested publications are posted out at the Society's expense and then returned by the borrower.
For the latter role you would need to be a Fluent German reader, be prepared to house these German publications and occasionally write articles for the ‘Blatt.
If you are interested in either role please get in touch with Jenny asap (contact details inside back cover of 'Blatt).