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Camberley Centre

Camberley Adult Education Centre, France Hill Drive, Camberley, GU15 3QB

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Co-ordinator: Lesley Hall


From January to March, the meetings will be on the Third Saturday of the month.
The doors will open at 1.30pm and the meeting will start at 2.00pm.

From April to December, the meetings will be on the Third Wednesday of the month.
Generally the doors will open at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7.30pm.


Date Doors Open Start Time Title Speaker
Wed17 Jul7.00 pm7.30 pmNo Meeting
Wed21 Aug7.00 pm7.30 pmNo Meeting
Wed18 Sep7.00 pm7.30 pmThe 19th Century Cemeteries of LondonRobert Stephenson
Sat19 Oct1.30 pm2.00 pmAGM + Genetic Hide and Seek: Exploring Missing Ancestor Mysteries with DNADr Sophie Kay
Wed20 Nov7.00 pm7.30 pmReading Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939Mike Cooper

Forthcoming Meetings

July 17 2024

- No Meeting

August 21

No Meeting

September 18

Robert Stephenson - The 19th Century Cemeteries of London
Robert Stephenson is Chair of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends. His talk will describe how the great changes London experienced in the 19th century were reflected in burial practices. A new cemetery was opened in the London area more than once a year throughout Victoria's entire reign. Many ancient churchyards closed forever to be replaced by suburban garden cemeteries.

October 19

Dr Sophie Kay - AGM + Genetic Hide and Seek: Exploring Missing Ancestor Mysteries with DNA
Note different location: Meeting is at High Cross Church, Camberley
Dr. Sophie Kay is a professional genealogist and geneticist and an AGRA Member. She is the Ancestry and Genealogy Expert for Time Team; a tutor at Pharos Tutors; and the specialist tutor in DNA at IHGS.
Her session Genetic Hide-and-Seek aims to give a bigger-picture view of how to tackle 'missing ancestor mysteries' and presents a four-step process for using DNA to identify an unknown forebear, all explored through a case study. This approach is relevant to researchers tracking down a single ancestor on one line, and to adoptees or donor-conceived individuals who may be identifying substantial numbers of immediate genetic relatives.

November 20

Mike Cooper - Reading Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. He has had three books on the history of Reading published.
Remembered by a memorial in the town, a surprising number of men and women from Reading volunteered to serve on the side of the Spanish Republican Government during that countries bloody Civil War. Three men were killed, and this is an account of those who served in Spain, and the fund raising and relief efforts at home in Reading. The talk will also talk about the issues researching a Volunteer, and the sources used.

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