The Federation was set up 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 relevant statutory and voluntary organisations.
The Federation will provide guidance, support and direction to those societies who are interested in the rich and varied history and heritage of Ulster. This will be gone in an inclusive and assessable manner that encourages widespread participation and promotes mutual respect and understanding.
Our vision is of a community in Ulster that is able to lay claim to, and have pride in, its history and heritage.
The Federation’s major Documents – the Articles of Association and its Audited Accounts, Membership and insurance forms are available and there is an outline of the Federation’s Public Liability Insurance policy. The papers and minutes of Annual General Meetings are here as are copies of the Federation’s regular Newsletter. On the Members page there is a full list of member Societies, with contact details.
Information about past and current journals, including availability, is on the Publications pages. The Federation’s periodical Newsletters are available to read.
There is a new Video section where excerpts from past events, as diverse as the launch of the Hidden Gems and Forgotten People project by the President of Ireland, to talks on historical topics and practical advice on developing society services, can be viewed here.
The Links page provides access to member Societies’ own websites as well as to other useful sources.
Particularly useful to hard pressed event organisers is the Register of Speakers and Tour Guides, with contact details for over 150 speakers on over 500 topics of historical, archaeological and genealogical interest, as well as information about interesting tours.
The Members’ Forum is a place where members can exchange news and views, ask questions and provide answers. It can highlight programmes and projects that societies are planning and where joint events can be suggested and debated. It is organic, and anyone with access to a computer, laptop or smartphone can contribute directly.
Many of the documents on the site are in Portable Document Format. If you do not have a PDF reader installed one can be downloaded free …