Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LHFor map click here
Co-ordinator Chris LeechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.
|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|
January 11 2018Debbie Kennett - The Joy of Surnames
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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
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