Harrogate

Family History

Harrogate U3A Family History group.

The Family History group meets at 2pm on the second Thursday of the month. Our members have ancestors from all over the UK and some from overseas. We have members with differing levels of expertise.

We aim to have meetings that alternate between zoom and in person. The meeting might be a talk about research tactics or report on findings and include some discussion. Sessions or talks might be led by one of our members or a guest speaker. From this sharing, we learn about the resources available for our own research and the difficulties others have experienced and how they were overcome. We are not just interested in seeing how far back we can go, or how many names can be found in a family tree, but in fleshing out details about the life of our ancestors.

Last spring, Harrogate U3A family history group merged with the Ripon U3A family history group. This has kept both groups alive and has given us the opportunity to enjoy the friendship and expertise of more members, while coronavirus social distancing has reduced numbers. We will continue to share our zoom meetings with the Ripon group. We aim to resume face to face meetings, just for the Harrogate group, at the Family History centre, Wetherby Road, Harrogate in November 2021.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Wendy, Carole or Bridget via our email Family History

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