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 the Library Lounge at Eccles Library on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30-13:30.
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.
|18 Jan||Planning my research – what will I achieve in 2022?||Debra Charnley|
|15 Feb||Marriage and divorce – rules and records||Eileen Ball|
|15 Mar||How do I best organise my family history research?||David Jenkins & Debra Charnley|
|19 Apr||Researching WW1 military ancestors||David Pease|
|Workshop on family history software|
Please note revised meeting time: 13:30-15:30
|21 Jun||Using free genealogy resources||Debra Charnley|
|19 Jul||Tracing your Scottish ancestors|
(rescheduled from 21 June)
|16 Aug||One-name studies||Debra Charnley|
|20 Sep||Poll books and electoral rolls||tbc|
|18 Oct||Using maps||Susan Browning & Debra Charnley|
|15 Nov||Lancashire online parish clerk (OPC)||Lynne Ayton (guest speaker)|
|*13 Dec||Christmas workshop/review|
You may also be interested in:
We were pleased to have a display at the recent 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.