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||8||Feb||7.50 pm||Thames Watermen||Pat Hilbert|
|Thu||8||Mar||7.50 pm||The Breadwinner||Meryl Catty|
|Thu||12||Apr||7.50 pm||Our Ancestors' Interesting Occupations||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||10||May||7.50 pm||Using Maps||Les Mitchinson|
|Thu||14||Jun||7.50 pm||The secret History of a 20th Century family||Steve Welch|
|Thu||12||Jul||7.50 pm||No Meeting|
|Thu||9||Aug||7.50 pm||No Meeting|
|Thu||13||Sep||7.50 pm||tba||Graham Bandy|
|Sat||13||Oct||2.30pm||Annual General Meeting Heir Hunting - the Real Deal||Kirsty Gray|
|Thu||8||Nov||7.50 pm||My Military Ancestor||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||13||Dec||7.50 pm||Heroes and Villains of the Basingstoke Canal||Roger Cansdale|
|Thu||10||Jan||7.50 pm||Forgotten Staff - Victorian and Edwardian Railwaywomen||David Turner|
|Thu||14||Feb||7.50 pm||Women's Suffrage||Rosie Everritt|
|Thu||14||Mar||7.50 pm||Researching from Newspapers||Ian Waller|
|Thu||11||Apr||7.50 pm||My Criminal Ancestor||Informal Meeting|
|Thu||9||May||7.50 pm||The Hugenots||Jane Le Cluse|
|Thu||13||Jun||7.50 pm||tba||Ian Macdonald|
|Thu||11||Jul||7.50 pm||No meeting|
|Thu||8||Aug||7.50 pm||No meeting|
February 8 2018Pat Hilbert - Thames Watermen
Pat's talk relates to how and where she has researched Watermen and rowing. It covers firstly the 69 of my Green Ancestors who were Thames Watermen and secondly, other prominent river and rowing families (such as the Phelps) into which the Greens inter-married. Four of her Green family and ten of the Phelps family have won the historic Doggetts Coat and Badge Race including her great grandfather and her father.
March 8Meryl Catty - The Breadwinner
The aim of this talk is to encourage family historians to explore the working lives of their ancestors by giving examples of a wide range of source material and background reading, using case studies to show how these can help our ancestors 'come alive'.
April 12Informal Meeting - Our Ancestors' Interesting Occupations
An opportunity to share the information we have garnered about what our ancestors did for a living. (Perhaps using some of the suggestions given at the previous meeting!)
May 10Les Mitchinson - Using Maps
Often overlooked, maps and their associated records are a useful source for the researcher. The records offer information on residence, occupation and status. They paint a picture of a society at a particular time and may lead the researcher into other record sources such as Quarter Sessions, Manorial Records, Title Deeds and Wills.
June 14Steve Welch - The secret History of a 20th Century family
Steve has recently switched to researching his father's family. He was an only child and his father was unknown. He grew up in Battersea. Steve's family had always believed that he had no siblings. Then suddenly in January 2017 the strangest thing happened!
July 12No Meeting
August 9No Meeting
September 13Graham Bandy - tba
October 13Kirsty Gray - Annual General Meeting Heir Hunting - the Real Deal
Society AGM - Saturday afternoon meeting.
Details to be added.
November 8Informal Meeting - My Military Ancestor
100 years after the end of WWI - An opportunity to share some of your research finds about your military ancestors with other members.
December 13Roger Cansdale - Heroes and Villains of the Basingstoke Canal
In the canal's 200+ year history, there have been many occasions when it might have been abandoned. The fact that most of it still survives is due to a relatively small number of people who popped up at critical moments. Some did what they did for perfectly respectable reasons, either commercial or altruistic, but the motives of others were at best self-interest and at worst fraudulent and criminal; several ended up in prison. However, without them all, the canal would not exist today.
January 10 2019David Turner - Forgotten Staff - Victorian and Edwardian Railwaywomen
To be added
February 14Rosie Everritt - Women's Suffrage
To be added
March 14Ian Waller - Researching from Newspapers
To be added
April 11Informal Meeting - My Criminal Ancestor
Another opportunity to share some more of your research - about an ancestor of whom you may, or may not, be proud!
May 9Jane Le Cluse - The Hugenots
To be added
June 13Ian Macdonald - tba
July 11No meeting
August 8No meeting
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