Are you interested in who your ancestors were, or where they lived and what their occupations were? The Family History group is an informal group where we share our experience, knowledge and skills of delving into the past to discover our ancestors and their lives.
We seek help from each other to discover where records exist, how to access them, how to overcome the difficulties, and how to record our information in order to build up a picture of our ancestors for future generations.
We also arrange trips to conferences and to records offices, and have occasional visiting speakers (for which an extra charge applies).
There are comprehensive lists of sources at Cumbria Family History Society and Cyndi's List
New members, whether experienced genealogists or beginners, are welcome.
We have had 3 zoom meetings. Online resources have been used to research first and family names and we have discussed information obtainable from death certificates, monumental inscriptions and burial records. Our April meeting will include a talk from Stephen Dyer , U3A Genealogy Advisor, on Surname Mapping.
13 May is our last meeting of the season and we re-commence in October.