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Family History

Meeting Details

Meeting Day2nd Thursday
Time10.00 am
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Sue Wakeford (acting), Di Dew (membership) & John Steel

What we do

We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy the investigative nature of research and exploring social history. We share our family history, our brick walls, red herrings, and web sites.

We provide help in researching the many sources of genealogy information.  There are comprehensive lists of sources at Cumbria Family History Society and Cyndi's List

We also arrange trips to conferences and to records offices, and have occasional visiting speakers (for which an extra charge applies).


Autumn 2018

This is my last Newsletter report. I am moving to Leicestershire this summer.

It has been a joy to lead this group for the past so many years.

As usual we had a good meeting in May.

The Meetings for next term are:

11 Oct    Welcome meeting to new members; review of members’ details; plan future programme

8 Nov      How to find information before the Census and Registration

13 Dec     Wills & Probate

I hope you enjoy your research.   Ann Knowles

May 2018

As usual we have had informative and useful sharing meetings.

The last meeting this educational year will be May 10      We will be sharing interesting stories from our research lasting 5-10 minutes each speaker.

Family History will recommence on October 11.

November 2017

We have had two well attended meetings so far this year. The next meeting 14 Dec will be 1939 Register and 1911 Census.

In the New Year we will meet as usual and discuss and share:

11 Jan -  Brickwalls and Irish Family Research

8 Feb -    DNA

8 Mar -   Criminal Records and Prisons

12 Apr -  Software for Family History

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