Family History (beginners)

The Group welcomes anyone who is interested in tracing their forebears. Family history is an absorbing detective story which gives you an insight into how and where your ancestors lived and worked. You may even find the odd skeleton!

It is easy and inexpensive to get started, and the members of the established group are more than willing to offer help and support to newcomers.

We will run occasional introductory courses. If you would like to join the next one, or would like further information, please phone David (number below) or use the Click to send a message facility, top right, to contact him by email.

Group Leader:David Hiddleston
Tel.01923 282495

Course Programme (draft)

Week Topics
- 1 -Individual intros as appropriate, Quick overview of where individuals are stuck, Record keeping, Overview of certificates and census.
- 2 -Ancestry, Find my Past and Family Search sites, Fleshing out details with free BMD and GRO data, Individual research using census.
- 3 -Parish records, Dealing with brick walls, Individual research.
- 4 -Military and other records on line, Presentation by a member, Individual research.
- 5 -Fleshing out your tree, Individual research.
- 6 -Review of progress, Deal with any outstanding issues, Presentation on findings of individual members.

Click/tap on the blue text to return to the general Family History page.