Welcome to the Rotherham Family History Society

The Society was formed in July 1983 to bring together the Family History Community in Rotherham and the surrounding area and now has a membership of over 300 local, national and International members. It offers a forum and marketplace, which gives its members the opportunity to meet other like minded people in a friendly atmosphere conducive to the furtherment of their Genealogical interests.

Notice to all Members

In order to simplify the year end accounts and to ease the pressure on the Membership Secretary over the Christmas and New Year holiday period it has been decided to change the membership year, which in future will now run from the 1st April to 31st March.

All existing memberships therefore will be extended to 31st March 2017 at no extra cost to members. Membership renewal forms will be included in the March 2017 Journal. Please DO NOT attempt to renew your membership before then. Thank you for your co-operation.



Society Meetings

The Liberty Church, Station Road, Masbrough, Rotherham.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month.

7pm – 9pm

All welcome (£2 Admission charge for non-members).

Next meeting

2 February

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Researching your family history in or around Rotherham? Then why not join our friendly society and receive four quarterly issues of our award-winning journal?


Browse our online catalogue of books and CDS as well as our photograhic archive. All available to order from Rotherham FHS.