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Group Facilitator: David Wolfe
Family history is a complex subject and our current members have varying levels of experience. We are very much a self-help group that is focused on sharing knowledge. Our meetings are planned to include workshops on various aspects of family history research, talks by invited speakers who are experts in the field and help with problems members are finding such as “brick walls”. In addition, members can talk about web sites or courses they have found useful.
We hold our meetings at The Maltings on Mondays once per month at 4.15pm. Wifi is available so we can all bring our computers/tablets. A small charge is made for hire of the Maltings.
New members are always welcome, especially complete beginners who wish to make a start on their family tree.
Please click on the link below the bird to see our programme for 2019.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Mar 9th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Laurie Page – Talk: Palaeography (old handwriting) – brief talk with hands-on experience of deciphering old wills. (£5 fee)
|Mon Apr 6th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Tracing your London ancestors.
|Mon May 4th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Finding out about illegitimacy/bastardy & adoption records.
|Mon Jun 1st||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Robert Parker – Talk: Newspapers & directories. (£5 fee)
|Mon Jul 27th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
DNA – what can you find out & should you share it.
|Mon Aug 24th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Overcoming brick walls.
|Mon Sep 21st||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Robert Parker – Talk: Early parish records – the Parish Chest. (£5 fee)
|Mon Oct 19th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Finding your ancestors’ military service records.
|Mon Nov 16th||4.15 pm @ The Maltings|
Sarah Doig – Talk: A job for life, the history of apprenticeship & guilds. (£5 fee)