Family History & Genealogy
Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month 2-4pm.
Venue: Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's Church Centre, Lytham Road, Preston.
Joint group leaders: Malcolm Woods (Tel.01772 864665). Andy Luscombe (Tel.01772 861062).
Have you ever watched “Who Do You Think You Are?” or similar programmes on TV and wondered about your own family history? If so, why not do something about it.
In the U3A Family History group, we don’t have an army of researchers at our call but we have friendly and willing “experts” and likeminded devotees who are always happy to share their experiences, provide advice and “do’s and don’ts” to help you in your research - and possibly break through the “brick walls” that we all come up against. We have a wide range of experience in the group, including members who are just starting their family history research. Our meetings includes regular “Can anybody help?” sessions, discussions on topics requested by group members, outside speakers, and visits to local museums, archives and information centres.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month 2pm-4pm in Northumbria Hall at St. Cuthbert’s. Why not come and join us, you will be most welcome. For further details contact Malcolm or Andy - contact numbers are at top of page.
Next meeting: 26 February 2020
Topic: Our next Family History group meeting will be one of our “open forum” sessions in two parts:-
1) We'll start with a quick review of what we've done over the last year and we'd like your feedback on what's been good, what's been less good, what you'd like more of etc. This will lead into a discussion on the types of meetings/topics/trips you'd like for the rest of this year so please come along and share your ideas/requests etc.
2) An opportunity for you to raise queries, problems, successes from your family history research. We have a lot of knowledge and experience in the group so let’s try to help each other. If you have a laptop/tablet and are prepared to help others, then please bring it along so we can check websites etc.