Walton-On-Thames CentrePlease note the change of venue from January 2018
Ashley Church of England Primary School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1HXMeetings take place in the hall of Ashley School which is in the centre of Walton.
Parking is available in the school car park – the car park entrance is 50 metres after the main school entrance. Walton on Thames station is about a 20 minute walk away.
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Co-ordinator Tim WilliamsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Tuesday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.
|Tue||23||Jan||7.45 pm||Researching Scottish ancestors||Ian Macdonald|
|Tue||27||Feb||7.45 pm||Getting the best from the National Archives and its website||Simon Fowler|
|Tue||27||Mar||7.45 pm||Making the most of online census records||Peter Christian|
|Tue||24||Apr||7.45 pm||My most interesting ancestor||Informal meeting|
|Tue||22||May||7.45 pm||Understanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s view||Antony Marr|
|Tue||26||Jun||7.45 pm||Clues from family photographs||Bob Brock|
January 23 2018Ian 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 27Simon 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 27Peter 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 24Informal meeting - My most interesting ancestor
Learn about other members’ interesting ancestors — and share your own.
May 22Antony Marr - Understanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s view
Birth and death certificates — 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 26Bob 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.