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Co-ordinator: Jane Thomas

Email for general enquiries only: secretary@wsfhs.org
For enquiries relevant to the meetings, please email the address given in the meeting details.

These meetings are for Members only; if you wish to join the Society, please go to the Membership page above.
You will need to book for the Zoom meetings. To access the Zoom page in the Members Area, click here.
From the above page, you may also be able to watch a recording of the meeting (see below for an indication of whether a recording is available).

'Doors' open at the time indicated and the meeting will commence on the hour to allow for an explanation of how the meeting will work, e.g. muting of your microphone, raising of questions, etc.
Anyone arriving after the meeting has commenced may be denied entry.


2020

Tue27Oct7.30 pm’Til Death Us Do Part: a look at the history of medicine 1300-1948 Now bookingDr Janet Few
Tue10Nov1.30 pmA grandmother's legacy: my family history Now bookingJenny Mallin
Wed18Nov7.30 pmThe forgotten Boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772- 1873 Now bookingCaroline Withall
Tue1Dec1.30 pmEveryone Has a Story to Tell Now bookingPatricia Mitchinson
Thu10Dec7.30 pmThe Migrants' Journey Now bookingJanet Barber

Forthcoming Meetings

October 27 2020

Dr Janet Few - ’Til Death Us Do Part: a look at the history of medicine 1300-1948
Booking is now live in the Zoom Meetings page in the Members area
Dr Janet Few is an experienced family, social and community historian based in Devon who writes and lectures regularly on these subjects.
This talk looks at killer diseases, cures and medical theories from the Black Death to the NHS. It also suggests records that may be used to provide information about how an ancestor died.

November 10

Jenny Mallin - A grandmother's legacy: my family history
Booking is now live in Zoom page in the Members area.

Jenny is a traveller and writer, and has featured on BBC Women's Hour and
in WDYTYA magazine. Her talk will focus on her research into 5
generations of her mothers family, starting in 18th century Yorkshire and moving to colonial life in India during the British Raj. She will focus on the records and resources used.

November 18

Caroline Withall - The forgotten Boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772- 1873
Booking is now live in Zoom page in the Members area.

Caroline is a social and economic historian focusing on child labour in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her talk examines the recruitment of poor boys as apprentices to merchant ships using the Marine Society’s apprenticeship registers and correspondence, telling the tale of the boys backgrounds, skills learnt, and their life at sea; as well as wider social and economic themes of the time.

December 1

Patricia Mitchinson - Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Booking is now live in the Zoom Meetings page in the Members area

After an early career in the theatre and higher education, Patricia Mitchinson joined the BBC where she worked on history programmes.
In this talk she 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.
For more information on the talk email walton@wsfhs.org

December 10

Janet Barber - The Migrants' Journey
Booking is now live in the Zoom Meetings page in the Members area

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.

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