The Society publishes a quarterly journal for Members - The HAMPSHIRE FAMILY HISTORIAN (HFH) - who are entitled to receive it during each year of their membership, which starts from your registration date. The HFH is published and distributed in the months of June, September, December, and March - matching the membership year. Just click on the thumbnail picture at the top right of this page to see a recent example.

You may submit an article for publication in the Hampshire Family Historian, but please bear in mind that all submissions are printed at the editor's discretion and you may not hear anything for a while. Journal production takes precedence over any correspondence.

Submission of Material

The Editor is always pleased to receive interesting articles for publication and preference is given to those that have accompanying photographs or illustrations to bring them to life. Shorter articles are preferred rather than a book of somebody's entire life story! The ideal article is about 1,500 to 2,000 words as this equates to approximately three pages of text but all articles are edited where this is necessary. Also welcomed are family trees (typed in black, A4 with 1" margins all round) letters, items, comments, and especially family photographs. Please enclose an SAE for its return if sending an original photograph in the post. Photographs (scanned as colour at 300 dpi resolution) are quite acceptable by email attachment but photocopies or copies from your computer printed onto plain paper do not reproduce well if they have to be scanned again. Items can be submitted by e-mail with your Surname and "New HFH Article" on the subject line or by post (letter or CD/Memory Stick in Word format). The email address for the Journal Editor is on our contacts page.

If you have an article stored in your computer, the speediest method of sending it for consideration is by email attachment, or by CD/Memory Stick through the post to the Editor together with a paper copy for perusal. Sending electronically saves unnecessary retyping and delay.

All submissions to the Editor (even those by email) should include a FULL postal address together with a telephone contact number plus email address if applicable. Your telephone number is useful in cases where the editor needs to contact you on an article related matter - it will NOT be published if you state this clearly.

There is a specific section within the magazine for members' queries on family researches entitled 'Searchers'. Publication of your brief query with as many family names as possible can often bring success. Over the years many members have been delighted to learn that something they thought unsolveable was actually recorded by other members in their research. Many of our experienced members have delved into their research files to assist others with a printed query. Again, family photographs are welcomed. Details of how to apply for publication in this section are in every magazine.

Any enquiries regarding non-receipt of journals should be addressed to the Society by e-mail or post.

Advertising in the HFH

Please note that advertisements are not accepted.

 

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