Family History Group
Family History Programme for 2019
Meetings are from 10.00 am to 11.45 am at Holcot Church Room on the second Wednesday each month for which there is small charge of £1.00 per person to cover the hire of the room, tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. We are a friendly group who welcome new members and enjoy learning from each other. Please contact John Roberts, the Group Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01604 642732 for more information.
The idea is that we all try to contribute something, however brief, on the topic set for the meeting, with a time limit of 15 minutes each. We may need to vary the planned programme in the light of experience eg by carrying forward unfinished topics. Chris Rowe has again kindly offered to bring her projector to any meeting if it is required. Please let me know whenever you want to use it.
|9 Jan 2019||Our favourite ancestor|
Tell us about one of your ancestors in whom you are particularly interested, for whatever reason.
|13 Feb 2019||The armed forces|
Tell us about anyone in your family who has served in the army, navy or air force (of any country).
|13 Mar 2019||How we record our research|
Discussion of the records we are keeping and the different methods of presenting our findings. The problems encountered with digital and paper records. Do we keep records for our own use or for future generations?
|10 Apr 2019||Bring an heirloom|
Bring any object, which might include pictures or writing, and talk about its origin and why you treasure it.
|8 May 2019||Railways|
Tell us about any family history relating to railways. This could be about people who worked on the railways or travelled on them.
|12 Jun 2019||Shops and pubs|
Tell us about family members who worked in shops or pubs.
|10 Jul 2019||Workhouses and support for the poor|
Tell us about anything in your research which relates to the Poor Law during the period 1834 – 1929.
|14 Aug 2019||Education|
Tell us about anything relating to education. How have school or university records helped you?
|11 Sep 2019||A hundred years ago|
Tell us about your ancestors in 1919, when Europe began to recover from the Great War.
|9 Oct 2019||Our parents|
Tell us what you think future generations ought to know about your parents.
|13 Nov 2019||Holidays and leisure|
Describe how your ancestors spent their leisure time.
|11 Dec 2019||Planning for 2020|
Review 2019 and plan programme for 2020.