Wem & District

Family history

The group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month in Harmer Hill Village Hall from 10.30 to 12.30pm with tea/coffee and cake. A donation of 50 pence is asked for to cover catering and overheads. Our current membership is 26 and we are a very active and lively group.

We meet to enhance member’s knowledge and success in their efforts to trace their family history or the history of any other individual/family that may be of interest to a member. The more experienced members offer a mentoring/guidance service to the inexperienced members. Meetings are arranged to allow members to report on their successes and failures in research and to seek help in finding out how to break through “brick walls” that are blocking their discoveries. Our intention is to have a topic for each meeting that can be presented by members or talks by external experts. These subjects often raise considerable discussion!

External visits are also organised on an occasional basis to places of interest to family historians. For more information on the group as a whole, please feel free to contact our group leaders.

Our exhibition of Lives and Loss during World War 1 has now ended, but photographs of the exhibition can be viewed at the side of this page.

The current proposed schedule is given below.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Apr 14th Val and Marianne will talk to us about their Red Cross Volunteers.
We will also talk about brick walls and successes...…..CANCELLED
Tue May 12th Jeremy Farrow will talk to us about the Poor Laws covering the development from the 1500's to present day...….CANCELLED
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More Group Pages
'One-off' group Banjo & Ukulele
Computing Crafts
Cycling Discussion
Family history Film Group
French Gardening
Geocaching German
Languages Literature
Local History 1 Local History 2
Photography Rummikub
Social Group U3A Strollers (short walks of 1-3 miles)
Walking