Family History 1
|Leader||Carole Williams||01782 535348|
|Venue||Norton House, upstairs large room|
|Time||Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:15|
'Spaces available - please contact Carole to check the current availability'
2020 Meetings [Wednesdays] - SPRING CLASSES resume on Wed 8 JAN
Our Family History group aims to help members to either start researching their family history and/or build on their existing trees. Absolute beginners and those with some experience are both very welcome at any time.
Members are encouraged to share in solving others' brick walls and celebrating their stories. We like to understand the lives of ancestors by exploring their contexts too. We try to include speakers and visits too, along with other relevant activities. Please also visit Family History 2 for an alternative class.
So if you are interested in joining this or any Leek U3A Family History group, please contact Carole by phone or email using pigeon post in the right-hand corner of this page.
Beginner? - then try these slides:
You need to have basic computers/internet skills - just emailing & internet searching. We'll show you how use and improve your IT skills. To boost your IT skills [e.g. using PowerPoint, digital photography, tablets etc], see Computer Skills - start by clicking 'Create an Account'.
|USING THE PROJECTOR||- See User Guide|
|LINKS||to key free and commercial sites:|
|Ancestry||The world’s largest online library of family history information (£)|
|Black Country Living Museum||Open air museum about people who changed the world: streets of their village, by the canal, on the tramway and down their mine. See how ‘they’ became ‘us/you’|
|British Society in the Early C18||This may be a free online short course that would interest you...|
|Census||Read the blurb and click on the year of choice (Tip: work backwards from 1911) (part free, part £)|
|Cyndislist||A gateway to sources of masses of data (free)|
|Family Heritage||A family network site where you can build and save your tree (free)|
|Family Search||Use the 'Learn tab to watch mini video tutorials, and/or enter your search criteria in the boxes to get results [free]|
|FindMyPast||The most complete indexes (£)|
|FreeBMD||Click on 'search' and enter names for results [free]|
|GRO||Order BMD certificates on line [searching is free, buying certs is £]|
|Genes Reunited||Search and record your family tree (low price)|
|Genuki||A gateway to finding UK & Ireland records (free)|
|The Genealogist||Widest range of data (£)|
|The National Archives at Kew||The Discovery search box gives you access to the 20+ million records of central government and the courts of law of England and Wales [part free, part £]|