Research Enquiries

Since its inception in April 2005, The Foresters Heritage Trust has received over 300 enquiries from all over the world and in many areas of interest. These have included individual researchers in the field of family history and local history, undergraduate and post-graduate students, journalists, academics and local history societies.

Trustees currently operate a policy of not charging for dealing with enquiries, but welcome donations from satisified users.

A full index to the Trust's collection is being prepared and will, in due course, be accessible on this site.


Current Research
If you would like to have your current research project listed here let us know.
Projects known to the Trustees include:

Political connexions

Studies of individual members

Geographical diversity

A number of publications, mostly booklets prepared by the Trust's predecessor are available. Prices of publications may be obtained from the Trust.
Titles include:

Mutual Self-Help in Southern England

The Ancient Order of Foresters - Its Evolution 1834-2000 (2000)

In Sickness and the Promotion of Health

The Ancient Order of Foresters and the Great War 1914-1918

By the Members, For the Members


Related Links

Friendly Societies Research Group - an informal multi-disciplinary group with occasional newsletters and meetings. Based at the Open University.

People's History Museum - located in Manchester with a first class display of banners of all types and a display of friendly society material.

Library and Museum of Freemasonry - contains a substantial collection of friendly society related regalia.

Centre for Fraternal Studies - a significant source of information for Australian friendly societies.


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