Preston & District

Family History

After 18 months of "virtual" meetings, we're resuming face-to-face meetings in October.

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 27 October (meeting at St. Cuthbert's)

Topic: "Show & Tell"

Our October meeting will be a “Show and Tell” session, originally planned for September. Bring along something that means a lot to you from your family history, and share the story behind it with the group. For example, this could be a family heirloom, a picture, an interesting/unusual document, object etc. - or something less tangible such as a story or simply a memory - anything at all! We’ll have a display table for anyone who wants to use it.

This should be an interesting session for everyone, and a good topic for our return to face-to-face meetings. If you don’t want to bring anything then that’s OK, just come along and listen to others.

 

 

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Art Art Appreciation
Bird Watching, Natural History Bridge
Canasta Chess
Cookery Crafts
Creative Writing Crossword Group
Crown Green Bowls CULTURE LIVE
Cycling Discussion
Drama Easy Walks
Family History Flower arranging
Folk Dancing French
French Conversation Gardening
German (Intermediate) Information Technology
Italian Keep Fit
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Music Group 1 Music Group 2
Music Group 3 Philosophy
Photography Play Reading
Poetry Appreciation Pool
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Recorder Group Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Social Science Perspectives
Spanish Improvers Table Tennis
Tai Chi Theatre Visits
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