South Lakes

Family History

Co-ordinators: Rowan Purkis & Susan Wakeford
Meetings: 2ndThursday, 10.00 a.m., Castle Street Centre

Are you interested in who your ancestors were, where they lived and what their occupations were?

We are an informal group sharing experiences, knowledge and skills of delving into the past to discover our ancestors and their lives. We help each other discover where records exist, how to access them, how to overcome the
difficulties, and how to record our information in order to build up a picture of our ancestors for future generations.

We arrange trips to conferences and to records offices and have occasional visiting speakers. (Extra charge might apply.)

New members, whether complete beginners or experienced genealogists, are welcome to our monthly group.

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER MEETINGS

Over the summer we plan to continue to meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month with purely a social gathering in a café in Kendal to catch up, share progress and discuss questions.

UPDATE MAY

We had a talk on DNA testing. A password protected recording of the talk and the notes to go are available DNA VIDEO

UPDATE APRIL

We discussed how we have written up our research to share it with other members of our families. No-one present had had any great success with the commercially available programmes and most who had attempted the task had written stories of one ancestor or a couple or a family line in chronological order, in a Word document with photographs in the document or in a shared web album. One member had documented heirlooms , assets , toys and other significant family items with their provenance and history.

UPDATE MARCH

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the session today on DEATH. We shared how we had used burial records, death certificates, wills, newspaper articles, inquests and more to bring colour to the history of our ancestors , the times in which they lived and find where they are buried. Reference was made to the information sheet on Wills and Probate that is on the Family History group webpage. A copy is available on request from the Coordinato.

UPDATE FEBRUARY

We held a very interesting session on how to research the service history of an ancestor who has served in the military. There are useful links at Military Service Websites

UPDATE JANUARY

We discussed Maps - Old & New

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American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Art Appreciation
Artistic Licence Badminton
Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge
Books on Tuesday Bridge
Chess Classic Films
Come Dine with Us Computer Help
Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing
Cribbage Culture Trips
Cycling Digital Photography
Discussion E-bikers and Friends
European History Family History
Folk Music & Song French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga