Convenor: Debra Charnley
To contact Debra, please email firstname.lastname@example.org marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Debra Charnley‘.
Venue and time/date: We meet in Community Room 3 at Eccles Gateway on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30-12:30.
There is a small charge (£2.50 per person) for each session to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.
Our members are keen family historians, each of whom is working on building out their own family tree and collecting the stories that surround it. We meet once a month to help each other research ancestors, overcome brick walls, and explore new resources, tools and approaches. The group is suitable for all levels from beginners to the more experienced. We are currently welcoming new members.
We do not offer any form of taught course but aim to learn from the shared experience and expertise of our members. Our meetings normally address a specific subject in the first half, followed by an informal session where we help each other with our own family research tasks and challenges.
In 2023, we are planning to explore different resources that will help us to reach back into the 18th and early 19th century i.e. before the advent of civil registration and census-taking.
|17 Jan||Maps and how they can help your family story unfold||Susan Browning/Debra Charnley|
|21 Feb||Filling the gap between censuses: electoral rolls and poll books||Debra Charnley|
|21 Mar||Using online newspaper archives||David Jenkins|
|18 Apr||Gravestones and memorial inscriptions||Helen Wiles|
|16 May||Guided tour of Weaste cemetery.|
Tour will start at 2pm – further details to follow
|Pete Kilvert (Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust)|
|20 Jun||Non-conformist records||Fiona Ellis|
You may also be interested in:
We were pleased to have a display at the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society fair held at Central Library in March 2022. We shared short case histories around some of our more interesting ancestors which you can see by clicking on these links:
If you are ready to get started with some family history research then you might like to look at the information sheets produced by Stephen Dyer, U3A Genealogy Advisor, which can be found by clicking here.