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Co-ordinator: Jane Thomas

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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 30 mins before the talk starts on the hour.
There will be a short introduction and explanation of how the meeting will work, e.g. muting of your microphone, raising of questions, etc just before the talk.
Anyone arriving after the talk has commenced may be denied entry.


Date Time Title Speaker
Thu10 Jun7.30 pm for 8.00 pmThe Plant Nurseries of Woking Recording availableDavid Rose
Tue22 Jun7.30 pm for 8.00 pmBridging The Gap : tracing forwards from the 1911 census Now bookingJackie Depelle

Forthcoming Meetings

June 10 2021

David Rose - The Plant Nurseries of Woking
David Rose is a local historian and writer who specialises in this history of Woking, Guildford and surrounding villages, mainly from Victorian times up to the present day. He has a large collection of vintage photographs on the subject and also collects related items such as old bottles and pots, tins, packaging and advertising items.
His illustrated talk, The Plant Nurseries of Woking, focuses on a selection of the garden horticultural nurseries that were established in the area and which flourished for many years. Specialising in varieties that grew well on the sandy soils of the area, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, roses and clematis, these family run firms included the Waterers, Slococks, Cobbetts, Jackmans, and others.

June 22

Jackie Depelle - Bridging The Gap : tracing forwards from the 1911 census
Jackie Depelle has been teaching Family History in and around Yorkshire since the days of micro-film and fiche! A speaker at major events such as RootsTech, The Really Useful Family History Show and FamilyTreeLive Jackie is a member of various Family History Societies as well as the British Association for Local History. Now firmly embracing the virtual world Jackie offers online courses and talks to a national audience.
One of the most exciting recent releases of source material for Family Historians has been the 1939 Register, not only for the information it provides but also its ability to provide links to earlier records. Whilst we wait for the 1921 census, there are other documents that can be used to provide details of our ancestors’ lives across the time period. This talk reviews several of them, identifying chronological timelines. Many are obvious, some perhaps unexpected as a sample case study reveals working forwards from First World War Internment. See what pieces of the jigsaw can be found and how they come together to illustrate the possibilities in researching comparatively recent lives. Jackie offers online courses and talks to a national audience.

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