The Family History Group held a successful open day last Friday. People who attended were helped to progress with their family tree by members of the group. Feedback received was very positive. Pam also gave a very informative talk on her family tree.
I am working on my family tree and I have been so grateful for the help I have received from members of the group, this is what the U3A is all about. The leaders are available at the coffee mornings on a Tuesday, so if you need some direction on how to start a family tree, why not have a word with them.
Lydiate Village Centre – Friday 7 June 2019 1.30-3.30
Rich or Poor? Adopted? How did they live? Where? When were they born? Die? In service? Transported ? Emigrated? Did they marry? How many children?
Soldier, Sailor, Butcher, Candlestick maker?
Find how to answer all these questions and start YOUR Family Tree
Paperwork: births, marriage or death certificates will help you start your search.
The following sites should be added to the list that was given out at the last meeting.
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 !
What did your Ancestors deal in?
Barter? Cash? Paper money?
Did they experience Bankruptcy and the Debtors Prison.
We explore all these areas at our next meeting on April 6th at 1.30 in Lydiate Village Centre.
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.
The Family History Group meets on the first Friday of each month. We have a lively programme which aims to help both beginners and those more established family historians.
||WRITING UP YOUR FAMILY HISTORY DAVID RUSSELL
||HERALDRY ( COATS OF ARMS )
||A FAMILY JOURNEY WITH LES HEWITT
||WAR MEDALS (HOW DO YOU CHECK) BRUCE HUBBARD
||WELSH ANCESTRY ANDREW SACKVILLE
||ADOPTION (HOW DO YOU SEARCH FOR MISSING RELATIVES) SUE BLYTHING
||MAPS (STREET, POVERTY, OS, ESTATE) DAVID RUSSELL
||DNA, NAMES, LOCATION PAM, ROZ AND DAVE
1st Friday of the month 13.30 – 15.30
7th Oct. Record keeping – paper and electronic