1. The Beginning Family History Group Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 2.00 to 3.50 p.m. at the U3A Committee Room, Minster Chambers. There is no session in December.
The course is suitable for people who have no or limited experience in family history research. The aim is for group members to be able to carry out their own research effectively by the end of the ten week course. Subjects covered include planning research, civil registration, censuses and parish registers. Sources and techniques will be demonstrated
Group Leader: Brian Drescher (updated 06.04.2019)
2a) Further Steps in Family History This Family History Further Steps group is designed for people who have some experience in family history. We welcome guests. Most of our members have a basic family tree and are looking for more help to take it back further in time and have an enthusiasm for exploring family history.
Meetings are held on the third Monday in the month at Rolleston Village Hall, between 2 - 4pm. The hall has easy parking outside and good disabled access. We do not meet in August or December. Cost £12 per annum from 1st April. U3A members are welcome to join us as guests at any of our monthly meetings subject to a guest fee of £2 to help cover our room hire.
At the Monthly Meetings, we look at a different aspect of family history chosen by the group in some detail. During the tea and coffee break and towards the end of the meeting we then discuss points arising from the talk relating to individuals in the groups research. Areas we have covered in the past include “Military Records”, Immigration & Emigration”, “Finding Gateway Ancestors” and “Settlement Removal and the Poor Laws”. We also hold workshops at the leaders hope to help individual member’s research efforts. We arrange outside speakers and visits to a places of interest to family historians such as the Nottinghamshire Archives and the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections.
Our 2020 Programme is below.
2b) Family History DNA Sub-Group We have now formed a Family History DNA sub group for those Group Members who have taken a DNA test but are struggling to interpret their results and relate it to their other family history research. This is free to join if you are a member of our Family History group. If you have not registered your interest and you wish to be included, please let me know. We hope to have four workshops a year.
If you would like further information contact Roger Hancock, the Group Leader on 01636 830267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (updated 3rd March 2020)