We are sorry to report that our Vice President and Member Number 002 passed away on the 23rd March 2017, age 93. We send our condolences to her family.
Brief Genealogically-related notes on Gwen Mansfield 1924 – 23 March 2017
Bristol & Avon Family History Society [founded 1975]
Assistant Secretary (Gloucestershire): Winter 1976 to Summer 1979.
Gloucestershire Family History Society [founded April 1979]
Society Secretary: April 1979 to Autumn 1980.
Society Chairman: Autumn 1980 to Summer 1982.
Committee Member: Summer 1982 to Autumn 1985.
Reference Librarian: Autumn 1981 to Summer 1986.
Reference Librarian & Programme Secretary: Summer 1986 to September 1991.
Life Vice President: December 2000 to March 2017.
Co-organiser of one-day Conferences: 1984, 1991 etc
International Federation of Family History Societies [founded 1974]
Secretariat, overseas enquiries: April 1978 to April 1983.
Secretariat, overseas enquiries and tours coordinator: April 1983 to April 1984.
Overseas Members’ Liaison Officer: April 1984 to September 1984. (had to stand down as Constitution forbade further committee involvement).
Co-organiser of weekend FFHS Family History Conference hosted by Gloucestershire Family History Society: September 1981.
Gwen was a familiar figure at national and local genealogical events in Britain from 1987 to 2005.