Ely & District

History and Family History

Three groups are listed here:

GroupCoordinator/sMeetsTime
HistoryPeter Lee1st Thursday2.30-4.00pm
Family HistoryIan Forrest & Kate Cann2nd Tuesday10.00-12.00pm
Writing Up Family HistoryKate Cann4th Friday 2.00-4.00pm

The History Group arranges monthly talks and occasional visits, sharing members' interests and knowledge, extended and enriched by external speakers. The group meets at 2.30pm on the first Thursday of the month at the Ely Methodist Church, 13-15 Chapel St, Ely. There is a free car park (maximum 2 hours) in St Marys Street (postcode CB7 4ES), from which there is access to the church, unlocked during meetings. See Dates for your Diary below for details of the meetings.

Since March 2020, the History Group has been publishing a newsletter IN TIME edited by Maggie Haverson, which can be found through the link 'Access to all editions of IN TIME' on this page, along with indexes by edition, author and subject. If you want to contact the editor, use the message button on this page.

The Family History Group meets on prearranged days to use the computers at Ely Library to pursue family histories together, with guidance from more experienced members. Ian Forrest is the coordinator. The group size is limited by the number of computers at the library.

The Writing Up Your Family History is a group coordinated by Kate Cann, to help people who have researched their family's history and now need to write it up. They meet at Ely Library.

Page Editor: Peter Lee

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jul 7th History Group: Richard Davies from Cambourne & District u3a on 'Visible WWII Defences and other sights in Cambridgeshire', Ely Methodist Church, 2.30pm, £2
Thu Aug 4th History Group: Peter Lee on the 'History of Ukraine', continuing the story begun in his 2013 talk on the History of Europe's Eastern Borderlands, Ely Methodist Church, 2.30pm, £2
More Group Pages
Arts and Crafts Bird Watching Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport Walking Written Word
More Group Pages
Arts and Crafts Bird Watching
Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages
Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport
Walking Written Word