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SOCIAL & FAMILY HISTORY

Hi everyone,

Welcome to October's email catch-up. I hope everyone is still fine and working on their research. If you need me to look at anything, drop me an email, and don't forget the useful Ancestry and Find My Past Forums on Facebook offering very good free help. You do have to join first. On Covid, clearly we are going backwards again, with no sign of anything being possible in our U3A for some time yet. Keep checking our website for up-to-date news from Jan.

I thought for this month and next, I would update you on two stories about my ancestors, where you have had part of the story before. Today's was prepared as a normal talk, as there were quite a few things to look at together. I think I have altered it so it can just be an email, but if one or two things don't quite follow that is why. Hopefully, the internet links will work as real addresses, so you can explore further if you want.

In the meantime keep safe, and, hopefully, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel soon, though it must surely be next year now.

On Find My Past, no news yet on how the 1921 census will be accessed from January, 2022 regarding cost etc., or whether they are still on track. They have set up an ability to contact members with common links in trees. I had the old expired Britain subscription, so I couldn't have it, but they gave me a decent discount to upgrade. Without asking as well!

PLEASE SEE TALK DETAILS ON THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TITLED 'A HERO FROM A VILLAINOUS FATHER'.

Paul

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I have recently bought an app which "colorizes" black and white photos. The app uses algorithms to decide a "best match" of colours. This isn't always totally accurate but in most cases the results are more than acceptable. . Although I remember that Chris' romper suit was burgundy and the curtains were orange, I still quite like the colorized version.

CHRIS 1 CHRIS 2 CHRIST 3

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

If anyone would like me to colorize any of their black & white photos – please contact me via this link Frances and I'll colorize them and send them back.

Regards Franecs Barbour

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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.

FAM HIST HELP 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.

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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

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ART (Painting, drawing,, etc) BADMINTON
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CRIBBAGE DARTS
DINING CLUB INDOOR GAMES
LINE DANCING LOCAL HISTORY
PHOTOGRAPHY SCRABBLE
SOCIAL & FAMILY HISTORY THEATRE
TRIVIAL PURSUIT WALKING
WEEKEND CLUB WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL GROUP
YOGA