Quaker Family History Society                   for family historians with Quaker ancestors from the British Isles


Historically the Society has organised two one-day meetings in various parts of the country, together with an Annual General Meetingduring June or July. We are very sorry that this has not been possible since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced in the spring 2020. BUT there is always a silver lining and our Zoom meetings give many more members from all over the world a chance to attend and take part!

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This Saturday 7th May QFHS are taking part in the East Surrey FHS Zoom fair.

2022 Zoom June Annual General Meeting

– Wednesday 8th June 2022

  • Agenda Apologies
  • Minutes of AGM held on 5 June 2021
  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • Presentation and adoption of the Annual Report (Chair/Secretary)
  • Presentation and adoption of the Accounts (Acting Treasurer)
  • To appoint the Independent Examiner for 2023
  • Election of the Honorary Officers and Committee
  • Resolutions to adopt a new Constitution – (to download to View the proposed 2022 QFHS Constitution – (click here). )
  • Date of the next Annual General Meeting

If you would like to attend, please contact QFHS secretary@QFHS.co.uk to request the Zoom link giving

  • your name
  • if a member and if so Membership number
  • contact email

Don’t worry – you will be emailed instructions telling you how to join before the event.

We would very much welcome nominations in advance, if you wish to stand for election to the management committee, or wish to stand for any of the officer posts. If you are interested, but unable to attend for any reason, please do let us know (same email address) if you wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf – you can either name a proxy, or just specify that you want the Chair to vote on your behalf.

Every member who registers will count toward the quorum for this meeting, so do please register, so that we can be sure of a good turnout! We look forward to meeting you!

****Following the AGM close of business there will be a session on Quaker family memorabilia. If you have interesting items to show and would like to take part, please contact the Secretary (secretary@qfhs.co.uk) so we can get it arranged .****

The following QFHS Zoom Meeting is in July 2022

This is still being planned but is likely to include

  • a presentation on blogging for family history
  • Facebook for family history
  • a question and answer session – help with brick walls and help for questions submitted to the societyso get your questions submitted to our secretary (secretary@qfhs.co.uk) now!

Please let us know of what subjects you would like covered n our Zoom meetings.

There will be opportunities to ask questions after each one. This meeting is open to Members only.
To book a place and get the link please contact Ben Beck at QFHS here secretary@qfhs.co.uk quiting your membership number by the midday preceeding the date when known!


QFHS Margaret Bennett Small Research Award, 2023

Due to Covid19 preventing access for research there was no 2021 or 2022 award. Candidates for the 2023 award need to submit their applications by December 31st 2022.

QFHS aims to support research of interest and value to Quaker family historians, and wishes to assist projects that can fulfil this aim. Applications are invited for the 2023 award, a grant of up to £750 to support such research projects.

View full award application details, obligations and restrictions here.

***Book Sale***

The QFHS Committee has decided not to continue holding books for sale at our Meetings, especially as these have been over Zoom recently. We are therefore listing the books we have currently and invite you to either send a cheque for the appropriate amount (Paypal not available  for payment at present) or you can offer a realistic reduced amount for us to consider. For many there is just 1 copy available on a first come first served basis. Many have been held for a few years and my well be out of print now!

Attached is the list of books and price list including UK postage. If you are outside the UK there will be an extra postage cost to add on.

Bookstall current stock

If you are interested in any please contact info@QFHS.co.uk