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Walton-On-Thames Centre

Please note the change of venue from January 2018

Ashley Church of England Primary School, Ashley Road, Walton on Thames, KT12 1HX

Meetings take place in the hall of Ashley School which is in the centre of Walton.
Parking is available in the school car park – the car park entrance is 50 metres after the main school entrance. Walton on Thames station is about a 20 minute walk away.
For the map click here.

Co-ordinator Tim Williams

Fourth Tuesday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.45pm.


Tue27Feb7.45 pmGetting the best from the National Archives and its websiteSimon Fowler
Tue27Mar7.45 pmMaking the most of online census recordsPeter Christian
Tue24Apr7.45 pmMy most interesting ancestorInformal meeting
Tue22May7.45 pmUnderstanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s viewAntony Marr
Tue26Jun7.45 pmClues from family photographs Bob Brock

Forthcoming Meetings

February 27 2018

Simon Fowler - Getting the best from the National Archives and its website
The National Archives website is a key resource, but it can be hard to make head or tail of it. Learn how to get the best from the website and Discovery catalogue.

March 27

Peter Christian - Making the most of online census records
Reviewing the variety of census sources online, and looking at techniques to make your searching more successful.

April 24

Informal meeting - My most interesting ancestor
Learn about other members’ interesting ancestors — and share your own.

May 22

Antony Marr - Understanding Civil Registration : a registrar’s view
Birth and death certificates — do we really understand those pieces of paper? This talk by a former registrar looks at interpreting the sometimes complex and hidden meanings of the wording on these most basic of family history records.

June 26

Bob Brock - Clues from family photographs
How a closer look at family photographs can give clues as to when and why they were taken, who is in the picture, and perhaps even break down some brick walls. As well as fashion clues, this talk also covers the context in which the photographs were taken, how to find out about the studio photographers themselves, and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

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