Family History and Genealogy

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10.00-12.00 at the Baptist Church.

The group includes members with a wide experience of researching family history ranging from 30 or more years through to the complete beginner. All personal research is undertaken outside of meetings with members using methods most appropriate to their circumstances and working at their own pace; many now make use of resources available by computer in addition to referring to original records.

Our aim is to enable members to compile an accurate record of their family history using all available resources including the knowledge and expertise of more experienced members. No set course is followed but individual assistance is available to new comers if required and all members are encouraged to bring any problems or notable successes they may encounter, for discussion within the group.

The programme includes talks on specific areas of research or of special interest, exercises – either simulation or quiz format – to review and practice knowledge and techniques, presentations based on a group project involving all members. It is hoped that all topics will stimulate discussion between members which will continue after a brief coffee break!

Due to other hall commitments it is occasionally necessary to have a 3 week gap so please check with the programme. There are 25 – 30 members present at a typical meeting.

Click HERE for our full programme for 2018.

The dates for 2017-2018 are: 29th August, 12th September, 26th September,10th October, 24th October, 7th November, 28th November and 5th December in 2017. Then 9th January, 23rd January, 13th February, 27th February, 13th March, 27th March, 10th April, 24th April, 8th May, 22nd May, 12th June, 26th June, summer break, 28th August, 11th September, 25th September, 9th October, 23rd October, 13th November, 27th November and 11th December in 2018.

Leader: Gwenda Evans
Phone: 01684 491564
Email: gwene97 -at- gmail -dot- com

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