To send an email to the Group Contacts - use the link at the top right of this page.
Jenny will be in touch either by email, or to have a chat if you would like to include your 'phone number'
Time: 2nd Monday of each month - starting at 2.30pm, for approximately two hours [We meet at the hall attached to St Peters Church in Bocking End (near Causeway House). There is ample, easy parking and the parking is free.]
It was so good to meet again and welcome at least one new member. We spent the time, [socially distanced, of course] catching up on news and discussing ideas for future meetings.
From January's meeting onwards, we have been trying a new format for the meetings, to complement our usual discussion of our problems and discoveries. Each member is asked to introduce a member of their family, not necessarily direct line, whose story is of interest, with whatever background they like, eg about the workhouse or prison conditions, their occupation etc. Of course, if you would like to give a more detailed talk, that would be fine.
We are hoping to explore what the new people who come are hoping to get from the group, and any ideas for future activities. We wonder whether smaller interest groups would be more appropriate.
Each month there will be a session for members to ask for any help or support, share any of their own discoveries & discuss ideas for future meetings. Maybe we could choose a topic similar to our 'Routes to Braintree' booklet?
Group Contact:- Jenny Jemison will be acting as the Group Contact for the web, she will be working with Ann Bright on plans for the group meetings
MONDAY JUNE 12TH
There will,hopefully, be an opportunity for a small group of interested 'novices' to be able to explore Ancestry online!!
We will obviously be breaking into two groups, so the other groups will continue with their stories, news, updates/discoveries etc
POINTS OF INTEREST
The 1921 census is available on Find My Past
Ideas for research.......
1. Name, Age, marital status, relationships within the household, note any
2. Address, with details of what accommodation consisted of, especially
number of rooms, bathroom, indoor/outdoor WC, heating, lighting, fuel,water,
garage? shared facilities, house shared?
3. Number of children, living and dead 4. Education of children, level of
attainment, age of leaving full time education, evening classes, further
5. Employment - what the job entailed, level of responsibility
6. Religion / church attendance
7. Military service
8. Household....Shopping habits; home help; laundry; 9.Sports/Social life/hobbies 10. Smoking / drinking habits 11. Pets; 12. Travel/holidays 13.Photos 14.Samples of handwriting
NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT ALL MEETINGS