SOCIAL & FAMILY HISTORY
As you know the Committee of our U3A have cancelled the March and April Friday meetings at St. Nicholas's, to review the situation at the start of May with a view to holding the 15th May meeting. Cancelling everything and reviewing in early May seems to be what everyone else is doing. Given this and the need to keep social contact down and protect our members, I am stopping all Family and Social History meetings for the same period, so the next 3 meetings planned on the 1st, 15th and 29th April will not happen. I too will then review at the start of May for possibly resuming again on Wednesday 13th May in Morrisons Community Room. Of course, no one can predict what will happen and it could well be necessary to further delay starting again. When we do finally get going again, I will put out a new programme to take us into the autumn (or next year!).
In the meantime, take care and keep well, definitely don't get into fights for loo roll and paracetamol and I hope to see you all eventually. If you get bored, you could always research more of your family history. If you get stuck and need help, you can always email me. Alas, I can't supply loo roll or paracetamol.
All the best,
FAMILY HISTORY HELP
Are you interested in your Family History?
Would you like to find out about some of your ancestors but don’t know where to start?
Would you like some help with your research but are stuck?
Have you got an ancestor you have always been curious about?
Well, our Family and Social History Group can help you.
We have many members who belong to paid sites like Ancestry and Find My Past
who have researched their ancestors over many years and are keen to help others.
You don’t have to come along to the group all the time, though we would love you to of course. So if you want help, just come along to a meeting labelled ‘members support’ meeting on our timetable, which is in the newsletters and on the website. There are always members there ready to help you.
We have now advertised the support meetings for any U3A members needing help with their family history, so please offer this help to anyone who turns up, particularly next time when I am not here. Also remember to do a write-up for Jan for the newsletter and website. Hopefully these 2 things will attract more people, especially as I had only 1 person at the last help meeting. I am also still asking for more suggestions for future talks, for later in the year.
When we meet, usually fortnightly, Wednesdays, 2-4pm, in the Morrisons Community Room,
please remember to bring tablets, ipads, laptops etc.
March 4th: Support Meeting 11. NO PAUL. These are open meetings for anyone in our U3A who needs help with their family research. We have many experienced members who belong to key subscription sites who can help you start from scratch, take you on further, solve brick walls etc. This advice is entirely free and does not commit you to anything.
March 18th: NO MEETING due to Local History Group Meeting, which most of us go to.
Then we are more back to normal, alternating support meetings and talks. The next 2 are:
April 1st: A hero emerges from a villainous father. You have heard part of the Philemon Bancroft story before. This takes the story on from how his family copes after he has abused his wife and their mother to death.
April 15th: Support Meeting 12. Open to all U3A members looking for help with their family history.
The rest of the programme is as in the last email and also in the newsletter and web site. I will do a full reminder the next email which will be towards the end of March, as there won't be anything to remind you of in 2 weeks time.
PLEASE CHECK THE DIARY PAGE ON THIS SITE FOR GROUP MEETING DATES
|Please contact Paul here for further details|
or contact Linda, our Groups Co-ordinator, via our Contact page contact