How do I report a transcription error or a problem with NORS?

To report a transcription error, a problem, or have a question please use the 'Contact Us' link above, then by the form, an email or phone.

How do I access the full details following an initial search?

To view extra information available to Members only you will need to log in using your Member Login and NFHS Password. ( NOT 'Old' NORS password )
If you are not already a member but would like to join the society - from the login menu select the option to create an account.

I am a member but have not received a Member Login and Password to access the members area?

Only those members who have advised the Society of their email address will have been issued with a Member Login. If you have a valid email address and have not received details please send an email to [email protected] together with your Membership Number (or postal address if you do not know your Membership number). Please allow up to 2 weeks for a reply.

How do I recognise my Member Login and Password?

Your Member Login consists of your Membership Number plus the first 3 characters of your Surname, for example John Smith, with membership number '4321' will have a Member Login of 4321SMI.

If the password has been forgotten go to the NORS login page (link above), click on ‘Password Forgotten’ enter the Member login (membership number plus 1st 3 characters of surname) then ‘Request new password’. A new password will be emailed to the email address registered with the society. 

If you do not receive an e-mail please check your Junk e-mail folder and then please wait 12 hours before contacting by e-mail the '[email protected]' or in writing to The Membership Secretary c/o Kirby Hall address.

Important: Please note that passwords are case sensitive and remember this password will also be used for the NFHS website HERE

Why are some dates shown typically as 1750/51 and what are the Julian and Gregorian Calendars?

In 1582 Roman Catholic Pope Gregory learned that gradually the vernal equinox wasn’t falling on the 'correct day'. At that time, the first day of the new year was March 25th. This explains the names of September (sept=seven)=the seventh month; October (octo=eight)=eighth month, (november=9th month) and (december=10th month). So in 1582, by order of the Pope the calendar was changed in four papal countries. However, Great Britain didn't change to the Gregorian calendar until 1752. For example a date that is shown as 23.3.1750/51 means that it was 1750 by the old Julian calendar and 1751 according to the current Gregorian calendar, this continued in Great Britain until 1752 when the first day of the calendar year moved to January 1st. The change from one calendar to the next involved dropping several days from the calendar in 1752 (Wednesday, 2 September 1752 was followed by Thursday, 14 September 1752), then renumbering the months so that January became the 1st month of the year. It can be quite confusing as for example before the change, March was the first month of 1750 and the following January was the 11th month of 1750, so as it actually came after March, therefore it could appear that a couple had a baby before they got married.