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.