Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LHFor map click here
Co-ordinator Chris LeechEmail: email@example.com
Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.
|Thu||11||May||7.50 pm||A journey in search of convict ancestors||Judy Davies|
|Thu||8||Jun||7.50 pm||Don't believe everything you're told!||Jane Fox|
|Thu||13||Jul||No meeting||No meeting|
|Thu||10||Aug||No meeting||No meeting|
|Thu||14||Sep||7.50 pm||Who do you think they were? Discovering the Lives & Experiences of our Ancestors from writtensources||Julian Pooley|
|Thu||12||Oct||7.50 pm||How do I do it?||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||9||Nov||7.50 pm||War Memorials Register||Catherine Long|
|Thu||14||Dec||7.50 pm||HG Wells, Woking and the 'Real' War of the Worlds||Iain Wakeford|
|Thu||11||Jan||7.50 pm||The Joy of Surnames||Debbie Kennett|
|Thu||8||Feb||7.50 pm||Thames Watermen||Pat Hilbert|
|Thu||8||Mar||7.50 pm||The Breadwinner||Meryl Catty|
|Thu||12||Apr||7.50 pm||Our Ancestors' Interesting Occupations||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||10||May||7.50 pm||Using Maps||Les Mitchinson|
|Thu||14||Jun||7.50 pm||To be agreed||To be agreed|
May 11 2017Judy Davies - A journey in search of convict ancestors
After finding a skeleton in her family cupboard Judy set out to find what happened to three men who were sentenced to transportation in 1849.
June 8Jane Fox - Don't believe everything you're told!
Jane discusses the many false leads we can be given from the common documents relating to vital events in our ancestors' lives. She tries to get researchers to appreciate how errors come to be made and how we can get over some of those 'brick walls'.
July 13No meeting - No meeting
August 10No meeting - No meeting
September 14Julian Pooley - Who do you think they were? Discovering the Lives & Experiences of our Ancestors from writtensources
Julian will discuss the amazing variety of sources that can be used to build up a picture of the past lives and experiences of our ancestors. Early illustrations, Poor Law papers, Quarter Sessions rolls, records of institutions, personal letters and diaries can all tell us a great deal about what it was like to live in Surrey in the past. They vividly show the impact upon family life of illness and poverty and bear witness to the experiences of petty criminals, the insane or the vulnerable. These precious details help to bring family and local history to life.
October 12Informal Meeting - How do I do it?
Small groups to discuss/demonstrate how to use eg Family History software, WSFHS CDs, FMP/Ancestry/FamilySearch
November 9Catherine Long - War Memorials Register
Catherine's talk will be focused on the work of the Imperial War Museum's War Memorials Register. She will discuss the creation and ongoing work of the Register, as well as how it can be used as a research tool. Local Woking memorials and stories will form the basis of her talk.
December 14Iain Wakeford - HG Wells, Woking and the 'Real' War of the Worlds
To be added
January 11 2018Debbie Kennett - The Joy of Surnames
To be added
February 8Pat Hilbert - Thames Watermen
Pat's talk relates to how and where she has researched Watermen and rowing. It covers firstly the 69 of my Green Ancestors who were Thames Watermen and secondly, other prominent river and rowing families (such as the Phelps) into which the Greens inter-married. Four of her Green family and ten of the Phelps family have won the historic Doggetts Coat and Badge Race including her great grandfather and her father.
March 8Meryl Catty - The Breadwinner
The aim of this talk is to encourage family historians to explore the working lives of their ancestors by giving examples of a wide range of source material and background reading, using case studies to show how these can help our ancestors 'come alive'.
April 12Informal Meeting - Our Ancestors' Interesting Occupations
An opportunity to share the information we have garnered about what our ancestors did for a living. (Perhaps using some of the suggestions given at the previous meeting!)
May 10Les Mitchinson - Using Maps
Often overlooked, maps and their associated records are a useful source for the researcher. The records offer information on residence, occupation and status. They paint a picture of a society at a particular time and may lead the researcher into other record sources such as Quarter Sessions, Manorial Records, Title Deeds and Wills.
June 14To be agreed - To be agreed
To be added
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