The Family History Group meets every third Friday of the month; starting at 10:30am in the morning in the Coach Hall of The Chantry. Numbers are high, but we can always cater for more.
We undertake a programme of presentations and live research sessions. These tend to alternate monthly. The research sessions, held in small groups with an experienced researcher, are designed to help individual members with their research problems. These sessions utilise the WiFi at the Chantry and the many websites the researchers have access to.
We also make visits to The National Archives at Kew.
The presentations, some from external speakers and some by our own members, cover a wide range of subjects and would be of interest to both the beginners and the more experienced researchers. The talks cover Family History research techniques, useful websites and the best genealogy databases on which to hold your family history data. The talks often address the social history issues of the times.
We are trialing meeting again at the Chantry Coach Hall. We had 18 people in October who all seemed very happy to be back.
We will be meeting again on Friday 16th to learn about dating old photographs and on November 19th, to talk about wills.
Visitors and new members also welcome.
For more information contact the group leader, Frances Houghton by email at Family History