Family History

Convenor: Frances Healey
Group Leader: Sylvia Young

To contact Frances or Sylvia, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: name/job title’

Venue and time/date: The group meets at Eccles Library, the second Wednesday of each month from 10.15 – 12.15.

This group is suitable for all levels from beginners to the more experienced.  The aim of the group is to help each other to research into their ancestry, build their family tree and pass on their experiences and stories.

Meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss how to overcome the problems, red herrings and brick walls we all come across. Please note this is not a taught course, we will learn from the shared experiences and expertise of our members. Our meetings aim to have a specific subject during the first half, followed by an informal session helping members with their own family trees and interests.

Information sheets on getting started and by Stephen Dyer, U3A Genealogy Advisor, can be found by clicking the link below:


Links for accessing and using Census Returns, as well as Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMDs) information can be found below:

Census Returns


Family History Programme 2021: This programme is not yet available due to Covid-19 regulations, however the 2020 programme has been archived and is available via the link below:

Family History 2020