Family History Group C
|Summary||Family History - 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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The Family History Group C has been running since the inception of Bramhall U3A, and continues to be held at my house on the first Thursday of the month, between 1-3pm. Places are limited to 10 members due to limited space, and there is currently a place available following one of our number having moved out of the area. We are a mutually supportive group with myself in the role of facilitator. There is a range of expertise shared across the group, as members report both their successes and difficulties in researching their family trees. We welcome both beginners, intermediate and experienced family history researchers to our group, with us having a combined knowledge of the use of Ancestry UK, Find My Past, Family Search and several other resources available to meet our needs. The aim of the group is for the individual to gain the necessary skills to successfully carry out their own research with continued support and guidance from the group. My experience comes from researching my family tree over several decades; being a volunteer with the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, where I volunteer as part of a team to help people research their family history every Wednesday at Manchester Central Library; I manage Ancestry DNA kits for several of my family members and have a public member tree on Ancestry UK; plus I am a member of the committee that organises the successful annual U3A Peak District Network Family History Conference, held every September at the Palace Hotel in Buxton - please see the article and photo included in the latest national U3A magazine.
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