Ashfield U3A Family History Group










CO-ORDINATOR(S): Trish Tootell

TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): 01623-793447

EMAIL ADDRESS(ES): trishtootell@ashfieldu3a.org.uk

VENUE: Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library

MEETING DATE & TIME: Second Thursday of the month from 13:00 to 15:00

COST OF VENUE, MATERIALS ETC.: 5 per 'term' to cover room hire

NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 10

GROUP FULL: NO

WAITING LIST: N/A

PAGE CODE: Fully Updateable

GROUP STATUS: RUNNING






Each session has a group discussion on a pre-arranged topic, then accesses the library computers for the second part of the meeting. New members are assisted on the computers by the more experienced members and there are opportunities for problem solving, or how to get over the "brick wall" that we all reach at times! New members are welcome. We use websites available from the library computers for genealogy.

The objectives of the group are threefold:
  • To inspire people who are interested in history
  • To support those who wish to follow the footsteps of their ancestors, and those who want to trace local, industrial or social history
  • To provide help by suggesting new avenues of research and the opportunity to share experiences.


DATE TIME VENUE SUBJECT
       
2017      
11 May - - Summer visit to Loughborough Bell Foundary
8 June 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Investigation into small country houses
13 July 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library History of Furniture
10 August 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library NO MEETING THIS MONTH
14 September 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Historical Event on Your Family Timeline
12 October 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Criminals and Their Crimes
9 November 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Historic Small Country Houses
14 December 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library NO MEETING THIS MONTH
       
2018      
11 January 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Effects of mine closures in the area
8 February 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Entertainment over the years
8 March 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Newspaper, family & local articles
12 April 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Criminals & the justice system
       



Photograph below: Family History Group outing to Framework Knitters' Museum at Ruddington on 9th June, 2016.







Photographs below: Family History Group outing to Lincoln on 11th June, 2015 to visit the cathedral and see the Magna Carta in Lincoln Castle. The weather proved to be excellent.







Photograph below: Family History Group outing to Nottinghamshire Archives Exhibition at Nottingham University entitled 'Nottinghamshire People' on 11th July, 2013 in the Weston Gallery.







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