Thame & District

Family History Group

The Family History Group is run by Chinnor U3A and members of Thame & District U3A are welcome to attend. The Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:15 to 11:45 am at Chinnor Village Centre, High Street Chinnor.

The only charge for U3A members is for a contribution towards the cost of room hire and administration. All are asked to pay £2.00 at each meeting to the treasurer Ann Long to cover the costs.

Details of the known planned meetings for 2020 and for the previous year are shown below.

Those interested in joining the Family History Group should contact the group leader George Hunter, in the first instance.


Programme for 2020:

January No meeting
6 February Coffee Morning
5 March “The fascination of Maps old and new” Alan Simpson Guest
2 April Problem solving (Brick walls and how to solve them) Members
7 May Coffee Morning, Subject (My ancestor) Rod and Ann
4 June Talk by Norman
2 July Visit out and Lunch, TBA
6 August No Meeting (Bucks Genealogical Society Show, Aylesbury)
3 September Talk: Own or parents experience in WW11. Members
1 October Think Tank: (End of year meeting with coffee and ideas for 2021)
5 November Talk by Bob on Archives (provisional)
3 December Christmas Party


PROGRAMME KEY

Coffee Morning: We meet at the Village Centre, for an exchange of thoughts on the subject listed over a cup of coffee/tea.

Talk: We meet in the Games room/ Conference room at the Village Centre, one or a group of us will give a prearranged talk lasting for about 45mins on any genealogical subject (Could be a DVD).
Member’s short talk (10-15mins each) about 4 of you per session please let me know and if you would like any help with your presentation.

Problem Solving: We meet in the Games room/ Conference room at the Village Centre, and discuss any problems that members have, if you have a problem be sure to bring along all the information from your research so far.

Lunch out: During the summer we may take a trip out to a local pub for an informal lunch. 11.0am-1.0pm Pub to be announced. Note: this is the one time when we like to all come together, so please make a special effort.

Think Tank: We meet in the Games room/ Conference room at the Village Centre just what it says, we sit down and try a come up with ideas for the future. This is normally at the end of the year and could be at the Village Centre


Programme for 2019 (programme key see below):

  • January - No Meeting
  • 7th February - Coffee Morning
  • 7th March - Talk: My grandad’s role in the Kaiser’s downfall” by Chris Melbourne
  • 4th April - Problem solving
  • 2nd May - Coffee Morning - Subject: My ancestors - Rod, George, Norman and Ann.
  • 6th June - Visit - TBA
  • 4th July - Lunch - TBA
  • August - No Meeting [Bucks Genealogical Society Show, Aylesbury]
  • 5th September - Talk: Ancestor’s experience in WW2 - Group Members
  • 3rd October - Think Tank: (End of year meeting with coffee and ideas)
  • 7th November - Talk: Cloud Computing for Family History by Norman
  • 5th December - Christmas meeting
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Any-Ology Art
Art Appreciation Board Games (Rummikub)
Book Reading 1 Book Reading 2
Book Reading 3 Boys Toys
Bridge Computer Group
Craft Current Affairs
Day Visits Family History Group
French Beginners French Conversation
Garden Visits History
Knit & Natter Latin Beginners
Mah Jong Beginners Group Music Appreciation
Ornithology Photography
Poetry, Prose & Play Reading Quilt Group 1
Quilt Group 2 Singing for Pleasure
Singles Lunch Club Social History
Spanish Beginners (3) Spanish Conversation (1)
Spanish Mid-Level (2) Theatre Visits
Travel Group U3A Local Groups
U3A National Events U3A Thames Valley Network Events
Ukulele Walks - Day (about 9 miles)
Walks - Morning (about 5 miles) Walks - Short (Happy Wanderers)
Wine Appreciation Writing for Pleasure