– free access

From M+L U3A member Dave Russell:

Just to let you know I spoke to Sefton Libraries today and for the duration of lock-down they have free access for their library members to  which I thought might be of interest to some of your group members. People can also become a member of the library remotely by emailing and there is also access to free daily newspapers and magazines  as well which is great.

Really hope this information is helpful and if there is anything I can help with at all please don’t hesitate to ask,  


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)

Family History Open Day

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.

Family History – Open Day

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.

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.