'The Hold': National Lottery approval
A grant of £10.3m, to create a flagship Heritage Centre and transform people’s access to archives, will see the completion of The Hold, beside Ipswich Waterfront. Read more about it here.
11 Apr, 2018
Heraldry for Family Historians
We are still familiar with many signs and symbols in the modern world. Our speaker and committee member Chris Broom has a passion for heraldry. Read about his talk here.
20 Mar, 2018
Now you can also follow us on Facebook!!
AVSFHG's Facebook page went live yesterday. It is a closed group, which means those wishing to join are subject to a painless approval process. ... You can follow us from the foot of any webpage. ... ...
16 Mar, 2018
Family History 'Open Day' (2018)
Despite competing attractions of rugby and the Olympics on the telly, nearly 80 hardy folk turned out on a bitterly cold February day for our Annual Open Day. You can read a full report here.
25 Feb, 2018
At the Overseer's Door
The February meeting of the Group was held at Kelsale Village Hall, where Ray Whitehand gave a talk on the parish workhouses of Suffolk. You can read about it here.
20 Feb, 2018
Aldeburgh: ravaged by pirates, hunger, p...
Thankfully, not a reflection of today’s tranquil Suffolk coastal resort, but a reminder of the many challenges endured by the townsfolk of Aldeburgh in the years 1500-1800. Read a report here.
18 Jan, 2018
Some of our events in past years
You can still read reports on past years' events _18/5/15: "Leiston Abbey" by Sheila Harrison _20/7/15: "Reflections on Flanders Field" by Geoff Robinson _22/1/16: "The History of Minsmere" by Char...
31 Dec, 2017
Have you a plaque on your house?
Have you ever wondered what the history of your house is? Who lived there, or what the name plaque on the wall might mean? We are undertaking a long-term project: to capture name plaques above proper...
29 Apr, 2016