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Walton-On-Thames Centre

St. Andrew's United Reformed Church, Hersham Road, Walton, KT12 1LG

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Co-ordinator Tim Williams

Email: walton@wsfhs.org
Fourth Tuesday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.

2017

Tue26Sep7.45 pmThe treasures of the parish chest Les Mitchinson
Tue24Oct7.45 pmLand of my fatherís father: tracing your Welsh ancestorsJane Lewis
Tue28Nov7.45 pmYesterday's newsJudy Davies

2018

Tue23Jan7.45 pmResearching Scottish ancestorsIan Macdonald
Tue27Feb7.45 pmGetting the best from the National Archives and its websiteSimon Fowler
Tue27Mar7.45 pmMaking the most of online census recordsPeter Christian
Tue24Apr7.45 pmMy most interesting ancestorInformal meeting
Tue22May7.45 pmUnderstanding Civil Registration : a registrarís viewAntony Marr
Tue26Jun7.45 pmClues from family photographs Bob Brock

Forthcoming Meetings

September 26 2017

Les Mitchinson - The treasures of the parish chest
You probably use parish registers, but what about the other parish records? Learn more about the many treasures to be found in the parish chest.

October 24

Jane Lewis - Land of my fatherís father: tracing your Welsh ancestors
Tracing Welsh ancestry has its own special challenges, and this talk will help you to find valuable resources, both online and in Welsh record offices and archives.

November 28

Judy Davies - Yesterday's news
The story of the development of the printing and newspaper trades, and the struggles of some of the pioneers of the industry ó illustrated with stories and advertisements from newspapers of the time.

January 23 2018

Ian Macdonald - Researching Scottish ancestors
Scotland has so much genealogical material available online, and it is growing rapidly. This talk will show you what is available and how to get hold of it.

February 27

Simon Fowler - Getting the best from the National Archives and its website
The National Archives website is a key resource, but it can be hard to make head or tail of it. Learn how to get the best from the website and Discovery catalogue.

March 27

Peter Christian - Making the most of online census records
Reviewing the variety of census sources online, and looking at techniques to make your searching more successful.

April 24

Informal meeting - My most interesting ancestor
Learn about other membersí interesting ancestors ó and share your own.

May 22

Antony Marr - Understanding Civil Registration : a registrarís view
Birth and death certificates ó do we really understand those pieces of paper? This talk by a former registrar looks at interpreting the sometimes complex and hidden meanings of the wording on these most basic of family history records.

June 26

Bob Brock - Clues from family photographs
How a closer look at family photographs can give clues as to when and why they were taken, who is in the picture, and perhaps even break down some brick walls. As well as fashion clues, this talk also covers the context in which the photographs were taken, how to find out about the studio photographers themselves, and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

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