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
See latest newsletter for meeting times and subjects
New members are always welcome. but whether or not you are a member of the group you may like to explore your own family history using your computer. If so check out the following list of free websites listed below.
Lydiate’s People CD
Family History Group
For those who do not know it Lydiate is a village set in the rich arable farmlands lying between Liverpool, Southport and the Western Pennines. For those who do know Lydiate the CD, which we have just published, will be of great interest particularly anyone interested in family history. This unique CD is the fruit of several years work researched by the members of our Family History group. Using various websites and microfiche sources we have downloaded from the censuses between the years 1841 and 1871 the details of every inhabitant of Lydiate. Continue reading