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Family History

We are a very friendly group made up of experienced family historians and some beginners. Our ethos is to help one another, and we arrange a very varied programme of workshops, speakers and visits. We do not meet in July and August. Please find details of our programme - we are always open to members' suggestions for activities, please do not hesitate to contact us, details below. We look forward to welcoming new members at any of our meetings. This year's subscription is £10 per person.


U3A FAMILY HISTORY  2018 - 2019

Inspire Room, John Mansfield Centre, Dogsthorpe PE1 4HX

  10.00 – 12.00 noon



U3A Family History 2018/19 Programme



September 18th            Enrolment. Discussion of the year's programme.

                                      Workshop: how to identify photo dates ny examining dress                                        / uniforms etc.

October 16th               Workshop: ways of recording family research; look at                                               methods / examples from group members. Research tips                                          and tricks from

November 20th            Talk by Stephen Perry: "Crowland and the Poor".

December18th            Christmas Meeting. Members' facts, memories and stories.

                                    Christmas Buffet  (please bring a plate of food to share).                                     

January 15th             Talk by  John Dewis - "Grandma, what did you do in the                                          Great War".

February  19th          Talk by Stacey Kennedy - "Using Archives with an interest                                     to your family history".

March 19th              Workshop: Influences on your family tree - things and events                                     that had a major effect. Bring it alive by discussing a photo or                                    census form

April 16th                Talk by Alan Brooke - "A look at the role of the Workhouses in                                  our society".

May 21st                Social History Outing:  a group visit to Huntingdon for a guided                                tour of the Cromwell Museum and the Town Hall with 18th                                         century Assemby Room and Law Courts

June18th                Workshop: achievements and interesting discoveries in your                                    research. Any websites or sources and material you have                                        found useful.


Our meetings are held at The John Mansfield Centre, Western Avenue, Dogsthorpe, PE1 4HX - there is a bus service (route 5) from the Peterborough bus station.


Contact –     Richard Noble 07530 925120     email

                     Sally Williams  01733 269634    email


Organiser: Sally Williams
Telephone: 01733 269634

Usual activity day: Tuesday
Frequency: M3

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