Ely & District

History and Family History

Three groups are listed here:

GroupCoordinator/sMeetsTime
HistoryPeter Lee1st Thursday2.30-4.00pm
Family HistoryIan Forrest2nd Monday, Tuesday & Thursday10.00-12.00pm
Writing Up Family HistorySusan Morris4th Tuesday 11.00-1pm

The History Group arranges monthly talks and occasional visits, sharing members' interests and knowledge, extended and enriched by external speakers. Normally the group meets 2.15 for 2.30pm on the first Thursday of the month at the City of Ely Bowls Club, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4PL. See below for Dates for your Diary.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the History Group has suspended normal physical meetings and instead, we are keeping in touch with a weekly newsletter In Time edited by Maggie Haverson, copies of which are posted on this page. If you want to contact the editor, use the message button on this page. From October, the group resumed its meetings on Zoom (see Dates for Your Diary below). If you are a member of the group, you will receive a link by email enabling you to join the meeting.

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 organised by Susan Morris to help people who have researched their family's history and now need to write it up..

Page Editor: Peter Lee

Dates for your Diary
Thu Nov 5th History Group: Zoom meeting with Roger Haverson on the story of Robert Fitzroy, captain of HMS 'Beagle', 2.30pm
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