Family History Group4sure2021-01-08T11:40:01+10:00
Latest Family History News
Happy New Year everyone.
There will be no meeting of the Family History Group in January but we will resume on Thursday 4 February.
Once I know a topic I will post details on this page and display a poster in the Foyer and in Gumnut Cottage. Also, I have an email list of members who like to hear of the next meeting even if they cannot attend. If you would like to go on the email list either contact me or let the Office Staff know.
In 2021 we plan to start a small group to discuss and work on the results from our Ancestry DNA tests. Again, let me know if you are interested.
In the meantime why not check out Ancestry.com through the National Library. If you have a readers card (free) Ancestry (Library edition) access from home has been extended until March 2021. Click on E-resources on the home page and then on browse E-resources. These are in Alphabetical order so Ancestry soon turns up. The Library edition contains most of the data sets as a subscribed edition but cannot be personalised.
If you have any queries about the group please give me a call.
Updated 8 January 2o21
Family History Group Meetings
The Club Family History Group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10.00 to 12.00. We meet in the Hall. This is an activity run by volunteers for the Club.
We have a common interest in researching our own family history and family history in general, including the social history of the various times our ancestors lived. We focus on (but don’t restrict to) what can be discovered from the comfort of our own homes or local libraries through the internet.
We have a topic each month either chosen by the activity leader or suggested by someone in the group. There is occasionally a guest speaker and suggestions or offers to speak are welcome. We always break for morning tea to give a chance to talk informally. We also run beginners groups on an ad hoc basis.
There is internet access in the Hall providing access to family history and other useful websites.
Anyone interested in researching their family tree, beginners especially, are welcome. But also anyone interested in genealogy or history in general is welcome too.
Topics include ‘Using newspapers to search for ancestors’ and ‘Dating photographs of our ancestors’.