Family History & Genealogy
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: Wednesday 25 September 2019.
Topic: "I wish I had asked my grandmother".
Our September topic follows very neatly from our August session on record keeping. We have a visiting speaker, Sarah Horne, giving an illustrated talk titled "I wish I had asked my grandmother". Sarah is an experienced speaker with a fascination for social and family history. Her talk stresses the importance of personal stories explored through the 1841 diary of a Victorian teenager whilst also highlighting a variety of methods of recording family history, both factual and anecdotal. Also, showing how by recording aspects of our daily life whether through a diary or stories our grandmother told, we can all leave a legacy for the future, painting a picture for those who may come after us.
I think this will be a really interesting talk and should appeal to everyone.