Contributed by: Alan Bunting
The Bunting Society has won the 2008 award from the Federation Of Family History Societies in the competition for the best 'One Name Study' website. The Society's chairman, Mary Rix, received the certificate for the best entry of the year at the Essex and Suffolk Family History Conference held at the end of August at the UK's Essex University in the city' of Colchester.
It was a keenly contested event among genealogists. There were 21 contenders for the best-website award, with entries being submitted by diverse family history groups, so everyone involved in setting up and maintaining the Bunting Society's distinctive website, most especially our webmaster Jerry Green, is to be heartily congratulated.
Our thriving, informative and attractive website is just one indication of the Bunting Society's success in reaching out to all those
with a direct or indirect connection to the name Bunting and its variations. There has been a healthy growth in membership during the past year.
Next year will mark the Bunting Society's 20th Anniversary, which we hope to celebrate with a special gathering, all being well at a novel venue yet to be decided, where it is hoped that many of our newer members, as well as the regular Society gathering attendees, will be able to meet in convivial surroundings to explore further their ancestral roots.
Articles and photographs for Gone A-Hunting are always extremely welcome in any form. If the thought of writing an article does not appeal perhaps a 'Letter to the Editor' would spark some interesting exchanges. All material most gratefully received.
The Bunting Society