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
       
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
10 May 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library History of Names
14 June - Visit D H Lawrence Museum
12 July 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Why people moved around the country / world
9 August - - NO MEETING THIS MONTH
13 September 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Small Country Houses
11 October 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Herbal & 'Old-fashioned' Remedies
8 November 13:00 - 15:00 Kirkby Library Historical Food Samples
13 December - Visit Malt Cross Conucted Tour & Café
       



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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