AGM

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of Wiltshire Family History Society will be held on Saturday 15 September 2018 at Bromham Social Centre, Bromham, near Devizes SN15 2JB commencing at 3.15pm

The business of the meeting will be to receive the annual report of the Executive Committee as Trustees, to receive the accounts of the Society for 2017/18, to elect the members of the Executive Committee other than the six Branch Representatives for the ensuing year, to re-elect or elect where necessary the President and Vice-Presidents of the Society for terms of six years, and to transact any other business on the agenda to be circulated at the meeting. The agenda will include a proposal for two amendments to the Constitution which are detailed below.

Proceedings and election of officers will be in accordance with the Constitution.

Nomination forms for the elections may be obtained from the General Secretary by post or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They should be signed by the proposer, the seconder and the nominee and reach the General Secretary by Saturday 1 September 2018.

A copy of the accounts may be obtained prior to the AGM from the General Secretary at the Resource Centre upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope after 24 August 2018.

Proposed amendments to the Constitution

The Executive Committee propose the following amendments to the Constitution.

Existing Clause 4b First sentence – The membership year will run from 1 April to 31 March.

Proposed Clause 4b First sentence – Membership subscriptions are for 12 months from date of acceptance, renewable annually.

Existing Clause 5e – The Executive Committee shall elect, from within its number, Officers of the Society e.g. Chairman, Vice-Chairman, General Secretary, Membership Secretary, or such other officers as it may decide from time to time.

Proposed Clause 5e – The Executive Committee shall elect, from within its number, Officers of the Society e.g. Chairman, Vice-Chairman, General Secretary, or such other officers as it may decide from time to time.   

Preceding the AGM, at 2.00pm there will be an illustrated talk by Kevin Shurmer “What the Railways did and did not do for Me” to which all members are invited.

New publications

New publications are available:

CMB30 - Calne - The baptism, marriage and burial transcripts for Calne have now been published. They are combined on a CD-ROM, CMB #30, through Genfair or, for baptisms and burials, as two softback books through Lulu

Chilton Foliat - The baptism and burial transcripts for Chilton Foliat have now been published. They are available on a CD-ROM, CMB #28, or as a softback book through Genfair 

Chippenham records - Parish series #41 - Includes Night Constable’s Notebook 1836-8, Hiring Fairs 1855-7, Men on Active Service 1915. Available through Genfair.

Draycot Cerne Manorial Court Records - the fifth book in the series, available as a softback book or as a download, both through Genfair

 

All publications are available for purchase by post from our Resource Centre. Download versions are only available through Genfair.

July 2018 journal

The July 2018 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area. 

 

 

 

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Shrewton parish register transcripts

The parish register transcripts for Shrewton are now available:

Baptism and burials - The baptisms and burial transcripts are available either as a softback book or as a download through Genfair or by post as a book from the Resource Centre.

CMB 11 - The baptisms, marriages and burial transcripts have been added to CMB 11, which is available either as a CD or as a download through Genfair or by post as a CD from the Resource Centre.

  

New publications

Two new publications are now available:

Wilton Manorial Court Records - the fourth book in the series, available as a softback book or as a download, both through Genfair

CMB30 - Calne baptisms - Calne has been a large parish to transcribe. The baptism transcript has been published. The burial transcript should be available later in 2018. Calne baptism transcript is available as a CD-ROM through Genfair or as a softback book through Lulu. Once the burial transcript is published CMB30 will be re-issued to include baptisms, marriages and burials for both Calne and Blacklands.

   

Your Personal Data and Wiltshire Family History Society

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

For your membership to continue, please read what you are asked to do

The changing law protects the rights of UK citizens and residents but applies to data relating to members everywhere.

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This Legal Regulation controls the relationship between the individual members and Wiltshire Family History Society (WFHS) in respect of the personal data which they have provided.  The Society needs to hold the data in order to administer the Society’s activities and finances, to communicate with its members, and to keep them informed about the Society’s activities.

What you are asked to do

The GDPR requires the Society to obtain your specific consent to your data being held under the following Data Protection Policy.  Without your consent we are unable to hold your data and your membership will, in effect, come to an end.

Data Protection Policy – The Society is registered under the UK’s Data Protection Act. Membership records and related subscription payment details are held on a computer database for Society use only and will not be passed to third parties. The Society also maintains a computer database of members’ surname interests. A condition of accepting surname interests from members is that the interests are published in the Society’s journal, together with the member’s name, postal and email addresses. Surname interests are also published on the Society’s website, but with a membership reference number only. Enquirers who request contact with a member in connection with their surname interests will be provided only with that member’s name, postal and email addresses.

 

Please provide your consent soon:

If you are an Internet user: log on to the WFHS website,

  • go to My Account, then Edit, then Update Your Profile to reveal your Profile Page.
  • Click on the Data Protection tab and read the Data Protection Policy information. [Note: you may need to hover the mouse arrow over the blue “i” in order to see the information.] 
  • Once you have read the information, click in the tick box and then on Update to confirm your consent.

Or, if you pay your annual membership subscription by bank standing order or by cheque:  please complete the following details and forward the whole form to WFHS Membership Secretary, 11 Caird Lawns, Devizes, Wiltshire  SN10 3EB

I consent to my personal data being held as described above

Names in full. ………………………………………………………........

Membership number. …………………………………

Signed. …………………………………………………………

Date.  …………………………………

April 2018 journal

The April 2018 journal is now on-line and is available to members, who should log on and select Journals through the Members' Area. 

 

 

 

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Spring 2018 Sales Leaflet

Our Spring 2018 Sales leaflet is now available. Click the link in the Publications page (Product Availability->Sales Leaflet paragraph) to view and download.

New publications - PR transcripts, Manorial Court records

Parish Register Transcripts

The transcripts of baptism and burial parish register transcripts for Durnford is now available, as a printed book, an eDownload and as part of CMB 16, all through Genfair, or the book and CD from our Resource Centre.

 

Manorial Court Records

The manorial court records team have published their third title, for Chisledon. It is available as a book or download and can be ordered by post or through Genfair.

Wiltshire FHS - Salisbury Branch Family History Day

The Society will not be holding its Family History Day in June 2018, given the proximity of the South West Area Group (SWAG) of FHS holding their fair at STEAM on 30 June.

A Family History Day will be hosted by the Salisbury Branch on Saturday May 12th. It will include Family History Societies, traders and other organisations. The full range of Wiltshire FHS research facilities will be available and there will be free talks during the day.

Click on the above link to go direct to the page or find it through the Events Calendar page.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

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