MURDER,RESEARCH and FAMILY HISTORY – PAUL STICKLER an on-line talk using “Zoom”

On-Line Virtual Meeting

"MURDER, RESEARCH and FAMILY HISTORY" Paul will present a number of historical murder investigations from the early part of the twentieth century. He will demonstrate how stories can be unravelled using primary source material found in local record offices, national records held by the National Archives in London, as well as using traditional family history […]

Computer Group – Family History Help Session

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Our chairman, Merve Goddard will host an Open Forum aimed at answering members' questions. This is intended to help with the sort of "how to", "what does this mean" or "where do I find" sort of questions, to improve your personal research skills. There will be opportunities in the following months to help with your […]

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 7.15 pm (UK time). Society Members who have consented to receive information by e-mail will find […]

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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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, cĂșige, means 'fifth part' and indicates that there were once five; however, in the medieval period there were more. There […]

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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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 has been researching her family history for over 25 years, and been a Trustee of […]