Thornbury

Family History

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 either the “Who Do You Think You Are” exhibition at the NEC, or The National Archives at Kew, both of which are a great success.

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.

Closely related to Family History, "A Forgotten Landscape" addresses the "Restoring the Heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels"; their website is http://www.aforgottenlandscape.org.uk/discover-a-forgotten-landscape/

All new members are welcome whether beginners or experienced researchers.

For more information contact the group leader, Norman Taylor, on 418396 by email at Family History

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Lunch Club 1 Lunch Club 2
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