Member Forum

What if you have a family history problem and need some help? Were the memorials of this churchyard recorded, and if so where? What does this abbreviation in the census mean? How could I go about finding someone who emigrated to the USA? One of our members probably knows the answer (they are a pretty knowledgeable lot). Join our Member Forum to share your problem (and your own knowledge) with hundreds of other society members.

As a member of the Member Forum you can post enquiries or announcements of general interest, (provided they relate to family history) or ask whether a fellow member would look up a reference in a local record office. Simply post your message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. It will be sent to all of the Forum members. Anyone with an answer can respond and, since everyone gets to see the answer, we all become that much better informed. Membership is free to society members..

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How to Join the Forum

To join the Member Forum you must first register with the "Affinity" server and then request membership of the Forum. To do this:

  • Click the button below and complete and submit the Affinity registration form. Note that when you set a password it must be at least nine characters long.
  • You will receive an email from Affinity asking you to verify your email address. Click the button in the email to do this.
  • Confirming your address will take you to the List Information page for the MLFHS Forum.
  • Click the link "Click to subscribe to this list".
  • Once the moderator has approved your Forum membership, tyou will receive an email to confirm this.

How to Change your Settings

To manage your Forum settings, change from single messages to digests, suspend message delivery or unsubscribe, click the button below and on the next page click on the word "Guest" at the top of the page to open the sign-in form.