Leek

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

2020 diary dates
- SPRING 2020 FH TALK - Friday 20 March 2020 - CLICK FOR DETAILS
- The Family History Conference 2020 - Saturday 19 Sept 2020 - click for details

Our Group

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.

BEGINNERS COURSE

Beginner? - then try these slides:

COMPUTER SKILLS

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 £]
More Group Pages
African Drumming Art Appreciation Badminton 1 Badminton 2
Badminton 3 Badminton 4 Beadwork Bowls 1
Bowls 2 Bowls 3 Bowls 4 Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Card Making Chance to Dance Computer, Tablet & Phone Support
Cooking For One Crafts Creative Writing Crib
Crochet and Knitting Cross Stitch Plus Digital Photography Elementary Maths
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy Family History 1 Family History 2
Folk Dancing French Circle Gardening German
Glass Engraving Guitar Handicrafts Italian
Latin 1 Latin and Classical Greek Line Dancing 2 Line Dancing 3
Line Dancing 4 Mah Jong 1 Mah Jong 2 Modern History
Needlecraft Painting All Media Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading For Pleasure
Scrabble Scrabble – Evenings Sewing Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish 3 Spanish Beginners 1 Spanish Beginners 2 Swimming
Table Tennis Tai Chi 1 Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 4 Tai Chi 5 (Well-being) Tai Chi 6 Tennis
Theatre Group Ukulele/Banjo 1 Ukulele/Banjo 2 Walking (All Groups)
Yoga
More Group Pages
African Drumming Art Appreciation
Badminton 1 Badminton 2
Badminton 3 Badminton 4
Beadwork Bowls 1
Bowls 2 Bowls 3
Bowls 4 Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Card Making
Chance to Dance Computer, Tablet & Phone Support
Cooking For One Crafts
Creative Writing Crib
Crochet and Knitting Cross Stitch Plus
Digital Photography Elementary Maths
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy
Family History 1 Family History 2
Folk Dancing French Circle
Gardening German
Glass Engraving Guitar
Handicrafts Italian
Latin 1 Latin and Classical Greek
Line Dancing 2 Line Dancing 3
Line Dancing 4 Mah Jong 1
Mah Jong 2 Modern History
Needlecraft Painting All Media
Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque
Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading For Pleasure
Scrabble Scrabble – Evenings
Sewing Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure
Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish 3 Spanish Beginners 1
Spanish Beginners 2 Swimming
Table Tennis Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 4 Tai Chi 5 (Well-being)
Tai Chi 6 Tennis
Theatre Group Ukulele/Banjo 1
Ukulele/Banjo 2 Walking (All Groups)
Yoga