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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.


Tue24Sep7.45 pmUsing maps: Tithe, Enclosure, Ordnance Survey and Estate MapsLes Mitchinson
Tue22Oct7.45 pmCatching up with FamilySearchSharon Hintze
Tue26Nov7.45 pmVictorian Life Upstairs and DownstairsDr. Judy Hill


Tue28Jan7.45 pmDNA for BeginnersDebbie Kennett
Tue25Feb7.45 pmTracing your Irish AncestorsJane Lewis
Tue24Mar7.45 pmParish Registers OnlinePeter Christian
Tue28Apr7.45 pmUnusual OccupationsInformal meeting
Tue26May7.45 pmWhat Makes a Marriage? : Rules & Records Antony Marr
Tue23Jun7.45 pmEveryone has a story to tell Patricia Mitchinson

Forthcoming Meetings

September 24 2019

Les Mitchinson - Using maps: Tithe, Enclosure, Ordnance Survey and Estate Maps
Professional genealogist Les Mitchinson looks at how Tithe and Enclosure maps can help you to learn more about your distant ancestors, and also covers other useful maps for family historians.

October 22

Sharon Hintze - Catching up with FamilySearch
Sharon Hintze gives an update on the many recent developments at FamilySearch, which is a free source of family history records worldwide, and which now also offers a range of other resources which can help you in your family history research.

November 26

Dr. Judy Hill - Victorian Life Upstairs and Downstairs
Historian Dr Judy Hill reviews the reasons for the vast increase in domestic servants in Victorian society, and looks at their way of life and working conditions.

January 28 2020

Debbie Kennett - DNA for Beginners
Are you thinking of taking a DNA test? Do you want to know how it might help your family tree research? Or how to interpret the results? Debbie Kennett is the leading expert on DNA in family history, and will show you how DNA testing can help you.

February 25

Jane Lewis - Tracing your Irish Ancestors
Jane Lewis from Surrey History Centre will tell you about the many sources for Irish genealogical research, with tips and techniques on how to use them and overcome some potential problems.

March 24

Peter Christian - Parish Registers Online
Online genealogy expert Peter Christian reviews the many and growing sources of Parish Registers online, both free and commercial, and how to find out whether the registers for a particular parish are available online. He will also look at their advantages and shortcomings, and how to make the most of these resources.

April 28

Informal meeting - Unusual Occupations
An informal meeting looking at the unusual occupations of some of our ancestors.

May 26

Antony Marr - What Makes a Marriage? : Rules & Records
Professional genealogist and former registrar Antony Marr will look at the laws and rules of modern marriage, explain the legal processes and registration and delve into the history of this special event. He will discuss the finding and interpretation of marriage records, how to track down divorces and perhaps identify a bigamist in the family.

June 23

Patricia Mitchinson - Everyone has a story to tell
Patricia Mitchinson gives a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the first BBC TV series of Who Do You Think You Are? started, and how it has led to the growing interest in family history today.

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