Beccles

Family History

Joint Convenors: Barry Darch and Pete WalkerVacancies
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month No waiting list
Time: 1000 to 1200h
Venue: St Michael's Undercroft

The intention is that the group will be:

  • For the sharing of some of our findings
  • For helping one another to find out more
  • For discussing matters of genealogical interest

Meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of the month 10am - 12 noon. We meet in St Michael's Undercroft, at the rear of the church. There is disabled access to the Undercroft by means of a ramp at the exterior door. WiFi has been installed in the Undercroft.

Please bring £2 to cover the costs of room hire and refreshments.

Our meetings generally consist of one main theme with additional time for news items and query and help sessions. Recent meetings have considered Family tree layouts, Christian Names, Servants, Trades and Professions, Wills, Uniforms, Family Movement and Migration, Crime and Punishment, Marriage, yDNA testing, Photographs , 1939 Register, Parish Records, War Records, Rural Poor.

LOWESTOFT RECORD OFFICE. We have completed SCC and SORO consultations.

CHEAP GRO BMD CERTIFICATES - the GRO has a pilot scheme for birth and death records at a cost of £6. Full details here https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/login.asp

QUAKER PLAIN CALENDAR. Lacey has provided a link (right) explaining the Quaker Plain Calendar used in the mid 1700s to mid 1900s. Further details are available via Google.

USEFUL PAMPHLETS. At our May 2018 meeting Julian Wright made brief notes on booklets, pamphlets and other printed material which members identified as being useful in their research. There is a link opposite to the list.

NEWSPAPERS VIDEO Following the May meeting members requested a link to the video which was shown at the start of the meeting. The video was one of a series of presentations given at the 2019 RootsTech Sessions held in London. There are several other interesting videos listed so the link is given here to a listing of all the videos.

The newspaper video is the 9th down in the left hand column entitled 'Uncovering Family Stories with British and Irish Historic Newspapers'. Mylo Clelland

The link is given in the subpage opposite 2019 RootsTech Session - Newspapers

2020 PROGRAMME

We are looking for topics members would like to investigate next year. So far the following have been suggested

1. Road names - not just Beccles
2. Members family connections to the Beccles area, say a 10 mile radius circle?

FUTURE PROGRAMME

2019

Pleased note the topics for Sept and Oct have been changed around

September - Electoral Rolls

October - Information from photographs

November - Edward Lloyd & TBA

December - TBA, Quiz and nibbles

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Ballroom Dancing 1 Ballroom Dancing 2
Beccles History 1500-1900 Beginners Spanish 2
Bridge Canasta
Church Explorers Classical Music Appreciation 1
Classical Music Appreciation 2 Coffee Morning
Computer Confidence Group Creative Writing
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Cycling Digital Photography Group
Dog Walking Drama
Drawing and Painting Drawing and Painting 2
English Country Dancing Family History
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Improvers Spanish iPad Users
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Italian for improvers Jazz Appreciation
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Madrigal Singing SSA Mah Jong
Medieval Beccles Modern Greek
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Page Editing Philosophy/History of Ideas
Reading Group Recorder Playing
Rowing 2019 Science in the News
Scrabble Short Tennis
Singing for Fun Table Tennis
Table Tennis 2 Theatre and Cinema Visits
Walking 1 Walking 2
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