Sutton Coldfield

Genealogy

Place: United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA
Day:2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:10.00 - 12.00pm
Cost:See below...

Definitive meeting dates are displayed in the Monthly Programme

Next meeting: Tuesday 11th February at 10.00am

Surname Mapping - Investigating the origins of one's own surname is often a natural diversion for family historians. For 'one-namers', the surname takes over, as they study its history and look for patterns of distribution; tracing movements across borders; allying research with DNA studies; and linking up with namesakes from across the globe.

Meeting fee £1.00

Tuesday 10th March at 10.00 am

'Uncovering your family's past' - GETTING STARTED, the U3A way for new group members who want to start researching their family history, and a discussion on Brick Walls: research blocks...

Meeting fee £ 1.00

The following series of research guidance notes are available, just click on the above 'flying bird' icon link and make your request;

GETTING STARTED / The importance of establishing proof (the Genealogical Proof Standard) / Parish Records / Tracing your ancestors before Parish Records 1538 / Understanding Manorial Records / The National Archives / Researching the Local Archives / Electoral Registers / Wills, Probate and Bon vacantia / Genetic Genealogy (DNA testing) / FamilySearch / First World War Facts / The Census Act 1800 / The History of Census in Ireland / Ancient English Marriage License Records / Newspapers Research / The 1939 National Register / 'Writing your Family History TIMELINE'...

U3A Members Ancestry & Findmypast Research Sessions FREE at Mere Green Library on the following Fridays from 2.00-3.30pm in the Children's computer area; 24th Jan, 7th & 21st Feb, 6th & 20th Mar and 3rd & 24th April. Contact Roger, Peter, Brian or Martin at the library for advice.

Guests are always welcome, why not come along and then think about joining us in 2020...

If you would like to learn more about this group, please send our organiser a message via the 'flying bird' icon at the top right hand side of this page (or at the foot of the page if viewing on a mobile device).

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