FONA (the Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives) have launched their new website www.fona.org.uk
Following a successful Open meeting held in September 2011 and three meetings of the steering group, the official launch of the Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives took place at Nottinghamshire Archives on Saturday 24 March 2012.
The Friends has been created to act as a body with its own distinct identity and purpose – it does not seek to replicate the existing Archives Users Group (which is a representative and deliberative body that is consulted about the day-to-day operation of the Archives service), nor as another historical society of talks and walks. Membership will not only demonstrate tangible support for the archives service but help to accrue funds which the organisation will be able to commit to specific purchases which will enhance the collections and services which Nottinghamshire Archives offer. FONA will also act alongside the Users Group and other bodies as advocates for the Archives.
For more information visit the website www.fona.org.uk