The lunchtime beginners’ course has now ended so our starting time is back to 2pm. For the rest of the year our concentration will be on the extra information that can be obtained for your research. On 9 October Roy Vickers will be looking at the diversions that he followed with his cousins. For November—the thirteenth—John will give an account of how actually visiting the places where ancestors lived, or are buried, can make an important difference to your understanding of those ancestors.
On the 11th December we will look at the use of cousins in the widest sense—all your relations (and some hangers on in the guise of friends and neighbours) to see what they can offer to your research that you may have missed in the records. To a large extent this is the missing bit of the beginner’s course as it will include ideas of how to get and update information from your family.
Over the next three months we need to prepare our calendar for the next year. I intend to leave more space for everyone’s research problems and results and with the presentations concentrating on research techniques dotted with results of research. Is that a good idea? What do you want included? Let us know now.
Anyone is welcome to drop in to any session and any beginner intending to attend meetings on a regular basis will be offered a quick analysis of their ancestry if they can give us details of their grandparents.
If you have any enquiries about the U3A family History group then contact John Cartmell on 01527 63923