SEARCHING FOR DORA – LES MITCHINSON

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"Searching for Dora" Les shows how searching for Dora was the type of puzzle we all experience in our family tree. He explains how falsehoods threw him off the scent and how he finally found Dora after more red herrings than a murder mystery! Les returns to us once more with another intriguing and informative […]

Computer Group – Family Historian

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John Waters uses Family Historian to host and manage his trees. He has previously talked to one of our live meetings on the topic, and will seek to offer guidance and assistance on the recent update. Zoom sign-in from 7.15p.m. - Society Members who have consented to receive information by e-mail will find a meeting […]

MISSING MARRIAGES – SIMON WILLS

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"Missing Marriages" Simon returns to us to hopefully help with one of the frustrating things in genealogy, not being able to find an ancestor's marriage. What can you do if  there seems to be no Parish or civil record of a wedding? Simon Wills is a history journalist and genealogist and author of ten books. […]

Computer Group – Bring an Ancestor

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In the olden days, when we had live meetings, we offered this subject twice. Now we have many regular attenders who were previously unable to join us, we thought the time was right for a revisit. Members are invited to give a 10 minute talk about a specific ancestor they have encountered. Feel free to […]

SEARCHING FOR IRISH ANCESTORS – Dr PENNY WALTERS

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"Searching for Irish Ancestors"  - This talk will look at current and historical maps of Ireland. Since the early 17th century there have been four Provinces of Ireland: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster. The Irish word for this territorial division, cúige, means 'fifth part' and indicates that there were once five; however, in the medieval […]

Computer Group – Breaking down your Brick Walls

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After great popular demand, David Gynes has agreed to reconvene his panel of experts to attempt to suggest ways to break down "Brick Walls" that members have encountered in their research. Please submit your "Brick Wall" on one page of A4 to me at "liaison@...", no later than 20th June. There is no need to […]

FINDING TREASURE IN NEWSPAPERS – MIA BENNETT

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"Finding Treasure in Newspapers" An insight into the wealth of information that is available within newspapers, including the British Newspaper Archive and The Gazette, as well as hints and tips for getting more out of searching and finding useful articles within the newspapers. Mia )Amelia) has been researching her family history for over 25 years, […]

Computer Group – subject to follow

When live meetings were the norm, Computer Group did not meet in August. It may be possible to reopen Treetops by August, and many of us can expect to have received both doses of the vaccine by then. As we need to plan how to arrange meetings going forward so we can still involve all […]

Computer Group – Technical Help Session

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Zoom only. Alan Mead ran one of these sessions every 12 months or so in the past, but they rather petered out, due to lack of advance questions from members. Alan has kindly agreed to have another go. This time we will operate by Zoom only, as the format is particularly suited to the topic. […]