We plan to hold meetings in the Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, at 1.30pm in the larger middle room.
3rd September 2021 Great to be back party.
Progress, Assistance. Recording what we did or didn’t do in “Lockdown 2020 – 2021”
Tea/Coffee and Cake!
1st October 2021
Select a member from your family tree and explore what they would have worn for work or leisure. Hats, suits, dresses etc. What was the fashion for their social standing?
5th November 2021
Old wedding photos. Discuss styles through the years, Bride and Groom as well as guests.
3rd December 2021
Quiz (any offers), party food.
Any ideas you have for the 2022 program would be appreciated.
You can now access Find My Past as well as Ancestry at home using your library card number . This has recently become available from Sefton libraries. Hope you find this useful.
Nb. To use this service you MUST be registered with Sefton Library Service and hold an up to date ticket and password. Registration is here
note added by Phil
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?
Aug NO MEETING ??
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)
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)
The following sites should be added to the list that was given out at the last meeting.
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
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
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 !