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Contact Us

Looking for help with your research?

Try the Rootsweb Anglo-Italian Mailing List.  Joining is free and really easy and all our active members and experts are on the list and are much more suited to answer your queries than individual committee members.

AIFHS committee members


Elaine Collins
President of the Society


Daphne Dashfield
Chair and meetings.


Elaine Cordingley
Chair and meetings.


Rosemarie Leonard
For queries about any events and fairs.

Transcriptions Co-ordinator

Rita Boulton
Rita is responsible for co-ordinating the various transcription projects that the Society is involved in and ensuring that the transcripts are in a suitable format to upload to our database.

Surnames Researcher

Ruth Rowlands
One of our main researchers, Ruth has transcribed members Family Group Records and extracted all the people with Italian surnames or whose place of birth was given as Italy, from the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses.

Membership Secretary

Rosemarie Leonard, Elaine Cordingley, Nello Ostacchini
For all membership enquiries.


Rosemarie Leonard
For enquires about the books in our library.

Family Group Records

Daphne Dashfield
For enquires about and submission of Members' Family Group Records.


Andy Mitchell
For all queries regarding our finances, or to make a donation.


Nello Ostacchini
Please notify any problems with the site, or any suggestions that you think will improve the site.

Web Links Support

Daphne Dashfield
For any enquires or suggestions about the links pages

Federation of FHS & Catholic FHS contact

Colin Moretti

Other Committee Members