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The Federations

The Federation for Ulster Studies: The Federation was set up in 1974 to promote and assist with the study and recording of the history, antiquities and folk-life of Ulster, to develop communication and co-operation between local historical groups and between these groups and statutory and voluntary organisations. It is a limited liability company with charitable status. Currently there are 97 affiliated member societies and 20 individual members. The Federation provides public liability insurance cover for member societies, publishes an annual journal, Due North, and organises workshops and seminars on a wide variety of topics of interest to members.

Website: http//www.fuls.org.uk. Email: info@fuls.org.uk


The Federation of Local History Societies: The Federation of Local History Societies is a countrywide organisation established in 1981 to promote the interests of amateur historians and voluntary museums and to represent their views. In the intervening years the number of affiliated societies has grown to about one hundred societies.

The aims of the Federation are:-

  • To encourage research in the fields of history, archaeology, folk-life and folklore.
  • To exchange information among affiliated societies through the medium of newsletters, publications, seminars etc.
  • To develop mutual support among affiliated societies.
  • To encourage the publication of information of historical interest and the better utilisation of Archives

Website: http://www.localhistory.ie. Email: info@localhistory.ie



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