Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LHFor map click here
Co-ordinator Chris LeechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.
|Thu||11||Jun||7.50 pm||** CANCELLED **The History of the Midland Railway and its staff recor||Chris and Judy Rouse|
|Thu||9||Jul||7.50 pm||No Meeting||No Meeting|
|Thu||13||Aug||7.50 pm||No Meeting||No Meeting|
|Thu||10||Sep||7.50 pm||London Ancestry||Jane Fox|
|Thu||8||Oct||7.50 pm||Non-Conformity - The Road to Toleration||Les Mitchinson|
|Thu||12||Nov||7.50 pm||Recent Discoveries I have made||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||10||Dec||7.50 pm||William Heath Robinson||Geoffrey Beare|
|Thu||14||Jan||7.50 pm||My ancestor was a domestic servant||Ian Waller|
|Thu||11||Feb||7.50 pm||The Migrant's Journey||Janet Barber|
|Thu||11||Mar||7.50 pm||Strangers and Aliens||Cheryl Butler|
|Thu||8||Apr||7.50 pm||My Lucky Break||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||13||May||7.50 pm||The British Almshouse||Judy Hill|
|Thu||10||Jun||7.50 pm||The Plant Nurseries of Woking||David Rose|
June 11 2020Chris and Judy Rouse - ** CANCELLED **The History of the Midland Railway and its staff recor
This talk is a good starting point for research into railway ancestry - using their knowledge of the Midland railway to provide examples.They look at the various types of records available for researchers: staff records held at the National Archives and elsewhere, Board of Trade Accident reports, Directors and other Minutes, Local and National newspapers, census records photographs, maps and illustrations etc. Researchers can then adapt the techniques to researching their own particular railway ancestor on any British railway including the LSWR.
July 9No Meeting - No Meeting
August 13No Meeting - No Meeting
September 10Jane Fox - London Ancestry
To be added
October 8Les Mitchinson - Non-Conformity - The Road to Toleration
Parish Registers of the established church can extend a pedigree back to 1538 recording baptisms,marriages and burials. But not everybody used the established church; they chose to follow their own faith instead and worshipped in secret. By doing so they disappeared from view. The talk, "Non-Conformity - the Road to Toleration" looks at the rise of non-conformity, the records they created and where to access them.
November 12Informal Meeting - Recent Discoveries I have made
An opportunity to share your more recent (last couple of years?) finds with the other members of the group.
December 10Geoffrey Beare - William Heath Robinson
A Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust since 1992, Geoffrey Beare is the Collections and Exhibition Manager at the William Heath Robinson Museum.
The talk will cover William Heath Robinson's childhood and education and his early work as a humorous artist and into advertising. However, throughout his ife he saw himself as a serious painter and he painted landscapes, figure studies and imagined scenes whenever he found the time to do so. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work of the Heath Robinson Museum, which opened in 2016.
January 14 2021Ian Waller - My ancestor was a domestic servant
Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with over 35 years experience in English research. He currently serves as a trustee and education officer of the Family History Federation.
Life and Times of a Domestic Servant. Many families will find domestic servants, both male and female, within their ancestry. This talk looks at their lives and their appearance in records.
February 11Janet Barber - The Migrant's Journey
Jan runs the Beginners and Intermediate Genealogy Groups for the Woking Area U3A and is a keen family historian.
This talk is about the journey taken by our emigrating ancestors in the 18th and 19th centuries. Before starting a brave new life in a brave new world they first had to cope with months of an uncomfortable and dangerous journey by sea.
March 11Cheryl Butler - Strangers and Aliens
Dr Cheryl Butler has degrees in History from the Universities of Winchester and Southampton, is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a trustee of the Hampshire Archives Trust.
This talk takes an historical perspective on the welcome (or otherwise!) of migrants in England from Nasty Normans, to Italian Merchants trading in luxury goods, to Religious Refugees from France and economic Migrants brought in to brew beer and mix up gunpowder. A tale of wool, wine and woad.
April 8Informal Meeting - My Lucky Break
An opportunity to share your "Eureka moments" with the other members of the group. Bring them on a memory stick, in a folder of papers – or just talk about them!
May 13Judy Hill - The British Almshouse
To be added
June 10David Rose - The Plant Nurseries of Woking
To be added
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