Family History 2021 Programme

Mar   1861

Apr   Progress and Assistance

May  Which Magazine is best for Family Historians?

Jun   What did your family do in WWI and WWII (or other Battles).

Jul    Should we need more than one Family History company subscription in order to be successful?


Sep  What do you know of your family holidays prior to WWII or WWII?

Oct   Select a member from your Family Tree and explore what they would have worn for work and for leisure. Hats, suits, dresses etc. What was the fashion for their social standing.

Nov   Select a family member from 1851 and draw up a picture . Where did they live, what did they do, where did they go. Maps pictures, anything that makes them more real, and not just a name in your tree.

Dec  Quiz and Meal (possibly Virtual)

Family history news

As I am sure you all must have heard by now, U3A, including Family History, have had to close for the foreseeable future.
However, as our next two programmed meeting topics entailed us all having an input, I thought we might do a little ‘homework’ to lighten the boredom, particularly those incarcerated in self isolation.
If we use the year 1861, choose a family member, and find out as much as you can about that person. Where they lived, what they did for an occupation, who lived with them, were they married? If so where?
Having found out as much as you can, then see if you can develop this more with pictures from google earth, maps of the area, photos of the church where they were married. Picture if known of where they worked.
Compiled into a few pages it could be quite an interesting  meeting when we meet again.
In the mean time, keep in touch now we have a U3A Fam History contact group.
Hints:- Family Search (free), Google Earth (free), Google Maps or other, Census records.
Best presentation gets a prize (independent judge)

Calf’s Head Country House Hotel and Shackleton’s Garden Centre

Wednesday 13th  February 2019

To start the Garden Visits new year, we have arranged a 2 course Carvery lunch at the Calf’s Head Country House Hotel Worseton, Clitheroe.

We will first visit Shackleton’s Garden Nursery. It’s a well stocked garden centre and hopefully, give us some spring inspiration!! They have a warm and welcoming cafe which you can have a morning coffee/tea if you wish.

Later, we will go to the Calf’s Head Country house Hotel for our Carvery Lunch with a choice of two or three roast meats and a selection of delightful desserts. Then to finish tea/coffee (included in the meal)

Cost of trip. £23 including coach

Depart Maghull Square  9.15am

Return Maghull Square 5.30pm approx

Family History 2019

Jan 4th    Bring deposit for (late) Christmas meal.

Discovering a Local Hero.   Tom White

Feb 1st    Translating documents.   Pam & Ros 

Mar 1st    Using Computers for Family History.    Doug Bird.

Apr 5th    Irish/Scottish records

May 3rd   1871  ===  What can you find about your ancestors in that year?  All

Jun 7th    Open Day.  talk, stalls and help desks.  All

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Family history – Summer Essence

What did your family do in the summer?

Holidays?  Where did you go to?  Did you just stay with family in other areas?
Days out?  Where did you visit?

The Royal Family move to the Highlands of Scotland and the Pope moves out of Rome, did your family have a summer residence !

Come and entertain us with your memories, photos and souvenirs !

Family History Programme 2018

Jan 5th.       Jewish Ancestry                                                 Tom White
Feb 2nd.      Select a year.                                                      All
Mar 2nd.      House Detective.                                                Dave Russell
Apr 6th        Cash, Paper Money, Bankruptcy.                        Ros & Dave
May 3rd.      My Family Story.                                                 Pam Russell
Jun 1st        Where did you live? Maps, Field Names.            Dave Russell
Jul 6th.        Summer Essence.                                              All
Aug              No Meeting
Sept 7th.      Open Day.                                                          All
Oct 5th.        Oral Traditions.                                                  Pam, Ros, Dave & All
Nov 2nd.       Italian Job — Family Story                                 Mike Tremarco

Dec 7th        Christmas Family Hisory Quiz.