Family History is produced from research that:
Identifies your ancestors and their families; and
includes the social history that describes the lives that they would have led.
The Family History group now meets monthly throughout the year. Each month there will be a presentation of a family history topic (before break) and members’ research problems and questions (after break). All members are able to table questions and offer responses to those set.
Members of the group are encouraged to pursue research of their own families and present their findings to the group.
Outside the regular meetings we hope to enable members of the group to get together to share research problems and help one another to solve those problems using online and other sources.
The group meets on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month from 2pm at St Andrew’s Church, Church Hill.
12 Apr 2017 Presentations & Local Research
10 May Producing Family Trees by hand & using Scapple
14 Jun Photography for Family History
12 Jul Parish Records
9 Aug Maps
13 Sep Using artefacts & documents from home
11 Oct Surnames
8 Nov Genetic genealogy
13 Dec Interviewing & Recording relatives
10 Jan 2018 Poor Law / Workhouse
14 Feb Marriage & other certificates
14 Mar Impact of religion on the lives of ancestors
11 Apr Trades & occupations
9 May Comparing and using census returns
12 September Family Reconstruction
10 October Building a Tree
14 November Irish Records
12 December Oral Information - chatting to relatives
9 January Local History for Family Historians
In addition the group will offer a series of weekly ‘get started in Family History’ sessions throughout September. Details will be available on-line over the next few weeks.
The presentations are appropriate for anyone interested in Family History - either as a total beginner or experienced researcher. Anyone starting from scratch (at any time of the year) will be given the guidance necessary to get started and the option of step-through first steps of their research for their ancestors.
If you have any enquiries about the U3A family History group then contact John Cartmell on 01527 63923