The Constitution was last amended in January 2023 on the basis of a general vote put to the membership of the proposed changes. It is based on best practice for Societies such as ours, and supported by the Federation of Family History Societies.

The current Constitution (from 2023) may be viewed in PDF format here - IWFHS Constitution. (You'll need Adobe Reader to view this file, this can be downloaded if necessary from the Adobe website.)

We are constantly striving to keep the Constitution relevant to the needs of the Society and its Members, and welcome any contributions to its improvement.

Please address any comments or suggestions to the Chairman.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Society is generally held in May, coinciding with our One Day Conference.

The minutes of the latest AGM, held in May each year, will be available to Members under the Members Area section of this website.

Extraordinary General Meetings

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society may be called, with due notice as specified by the Constitution, at any time, where the business to be discussed warrants a decision by the Society as whole.