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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Thousands of World War I archive records  are to be digitised by the RAF Museum for the 1914-18 centenary.
Following a £64,000 grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund The RAF museum has announced that it will digitise, preserve and provide public access to around 300,000 First World War personnel records. They will be part of a new permanent exhibition exploring the 1914-18 conflict.
More details can be found at Cuture 24 
The Federation of Family History Societies has announced that The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) that The Federation of Family History Societies has finalised its plans to become a founding member of the organisation.
Dr. Nick Barratt, FFHS President has outlined how the FFHS will assist in creating much needed standards for genealogical data around the world.
It is hoped that some of the problems that have emerged – incorrect citation of primary sources, confusion about where information was originally created, and issues around referencing personal archives that have been made available on the Internet can start to be dealt with by encouraging and setting standards.  
Higham Village History Group. Another village local history group that has a lot of information and photographs of the village. They hold regular talks, Visitors are welcome (there is a £2 charge). If your ancestors came from this area this site is worth exploring. Higham Village HG

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