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Family History Group 2011
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The family history group will not be running through the summer as holiday commitments mean that there are not enough people to make it viable.
We intend to restart in September with a slightly different format; two house meetings, four or five meetings in the computer room at Brookside Primary School, High Lane and possibly a trip out to a research facility.  We will still mainly be focusing on internet based research which is useful to those whose families are not local.
Our meetings follow a structured programme to lead you through the wealth of information available in various forms.  Topics vary from ‘Getting started’ to ‘Storing information and producing family trees’.  We look at census information,
parish records, military records and many more.  Studying family history can be a frustrating hobby at times but the excitement when a breakthrough comes is very rewarding.
We will welcome both returning and new members and are always open to suggestions to improve the help we provide at all stages.
The cost of room hire has increased significantly but, given sufficient numbers we are hoping to keep our charges at £14 for the term.  For this you will get the use of a computer, the ability to print information (small charge), internet access, the use of a fiche reader and help from us.

Programme Autumn 2011

House meetings will be held at the normal meeting time at 109 Andrew Lane, High Lane (Sue Harlin’s).  Other meetings will be held in the computer room at Brookside Primary School, Ashbourne Drive, High Lane.  All meetings run 4.30 – 6.30pm.

September 15th.     House meeting – Getting Started.
September 22nd.    Computer room – Free BMD
October 6th.           Computer room – Civil Registration and ordering Certificates
October 20th.         House meeting –  Problems and progress
November 3rd.       Computer room – Access to and interpreting census information
November 17th.     Computer room – Talk by the LDS Church
December 1st.        Computer room – keeping records and storing information
December 8th.       House meeting –  end of term summary and Spring programme – and some
                            Christmas cheer

The course fee will be £14 payable in advance

If you have any questions about the group or would like more information please contact:
Pat Christopher, Sue Harlin, Jean Drinkwater
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