Family History Group 2
|Summary||Family History 2 - First Thursday of the month 1-3pm|
|Venue||Activity held at the co-ordinator's house.|
|Contact||Brian Turner - Telephone details are in the paper copy of the newsletter|
|firstname.lastname@example.org with 'U3A Family History C Enquiry' as the subject|
I am one of three group coordinators running family history groups for the Bramhall U3A. The groups are for people with a range of abilities and include: complete beginners; people who have made some progress with their family tree but left it on the shelf for some time; those who have made significant progress but reached an impasse in their research. We meet in a relaxed home environment where we tell stories, report our progress, and seek advice and support in making further advances in our research. Members have access to Ancestry UK, monthly family history magazines, quarterly society publications, and a number of specialist family history books.
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Family History Group C is run at my house from 1-3pm on the first Thursday of each month, and has a limit of 10 members. The group was set up at the beginning of Bramhall U3A and is made up of people with varying levels of research skills, which are constantly developing with time and experience.
The purpose of the group is to support and develop our skills in researching our family trees, which may include the use of internet subscription sites, free internet sites, libraries, magazines, books, local family history societies and the use of DNA testing. The strength of the group is that our various interests lead us to develop new research skills thereby creating the ability for us to learn from each others research experiences - we are all experts in certain areas of our research.
My position as the group leader/facilitator comes from decades of family history research, membership of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society with whom I assist in running a weekly help desk at Manchester Central Library, the writing of the society help leaflet titled using DNA for Family History Research, plus membership of the High Peaks U3A Group that organises the annual 'The Family History Conference', that takes place each September at the Palace Hotel in Buxton.
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