About Us

The Society was founded in 1981 and has a membership of around 2000 throughout the world.

The Society's aim is to encourage the study of family history, including both Wiltshire ancestry of people world-wide and world-wide ancestry of Wiltshire residents. It aims to provide contacts between members by regular meetings and through the quarterly Journal published in January, April, July and October. Members not only research their ancestors by name but, by using all available information, seek to build up a complete picture of the people in the setting in which they lived. As the Society consists of a friendly mixture of complete beginners and experienced family historians there is every opportunity for beginners to receive encouragement in their researches.

The Society is a registered charity within the meaning of English law, registered number 290284. To find out more about us and our constitution why not have a look at the latest version of our Members' Handbook and Constitution. Click on your browser's back button to return to this page.

All the information available on this site has been obtained and transcribed by volunteers giving of their own free time to assist you and others. The many small notes of encouragement and thanks are always appreciated.

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To learn more about us, please explore this website and see how our Society might help in your own enjoyment of family history in Wiltshire. 


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