Gwen MANSFIELD

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).

In addition

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.