Family History & Genealogy
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Family History Group is holding "virtual" monthly meetings using Zoom video-conferencing.
If any prospective new member is interested in joining a meeting, please contact me via the Blue Bird icon.
Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month 2-4pm.
Venue: Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's Church Centre, Lytham Road, Preston.
Joint group leaders: Malcolm Woods (Tel.01772 864665). Andy Luscombe (Tel.01772 861062).
Have you ever watched “Who Do You Think You Are?” or similar programmes on TV and wondered about your own family history? If so, why not do something about it.
In the U3A Family History group, we don’t have an army of researchers at our call but we have friendly and willing “experts” and likeminded devotees who are always happy to share their experiences, provide advice and “do’s and don’ts” to help you in your research - and possibly break through the “brick walls” that we all come up against. We have a wide range of experience in the group, including members who are just starting their family history research. Our meetings includes regular “Can anybody help?” sessions, discussions on topics requested by group members, outside speakers, and visits to local museums, archives and information centres.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month 2pm-4pm in Northumbria Hall at St. Cuthbert’s. Why not come and join us, you will be most welcome. For further details contact Malcolm or Andy - contact numbers are at top of page.
Next meeting: 2pm Wednesday 28 April (Zoom video conference)
Topic: Early 20th century Family and Social History Research
Our April meeting will feature a talk from Stephen Dyer (U3A National Family History & Genealogy Adviser). The subject of his talk will be:- "Early 20th century family and social history research - including the 1930s, an era of defining events that would change the course of many families for decades to come".
This promises to be an enjoyable and useful talk for everyone.
The talk will probably take the first hour of the meeting. For the remaining time, we’ll have an open forum where anyone can ask questions or talk about any interesting finds, successes, major problems, ideas etc.