This group brings together members with a variety of expertise and interests in researching their family history in order to swap experiences and ideas. There is a cost of £1 per person per month. This includes refreshments during the meeting.
Family History Files to Download
Legacy This file gives ideas on the potential content if you are going to write your life story.
Users of Microsoft Excel may find these templates useful:
- Simple horizontal family tree. This file provides boxes to plot a person's ancestors back to great-grandparents.
- Simple vertical family tree. This file provides boxes to plot a person's ancestors back to great-great-grandparents. It also includes cells which can provide the building blocks for customised family trees.
- Age of ancestors. This file has 3 rows of examples that contain a function for calculating the ages of ancestors for a given year in the past. By listing the names, dates of birth and dates of death of ancestors and copying the function into the appropriate cells, ancestors ages are returned (to within a year). People still alive need to be listed as 3000 for date of death for the function to work. The years listed in row 1 can be changed and the formula will respond accordingly.
- How Many ancestors. This file calculate how many ancestors you would have if you go back a number of generations
After a meeting on LEGACY, which discussed what people who like to leave to future generations,a Blank Life Book was produced into which a person or couple could enter full details of their current position including personal, contact, financial information and preferences after death. To prevent sensitive information getting into the wrong hands, it is recommended that a completed life book file should be password protected.