Interest Groups Online Groups

Family History

The group is for those who are curious about their ancestry, both beginners and the more experienced. In doesn’t matter if your ancestor’s surname is common or rare, it can be researched. 

At each meeting, the group picks a subject for the following month which is discussed, or it could be an open meeting where everyone talks about their research successes, failures and ‘brick walls’.

 Whether your ancestors were rogues or royalty, rich or poor, we want to hear about them and help you discover more about them. 


Last Wednesday of the month 2 to 4 pm

Group Size & Availability

Maximum 30 

Waiting List

How to join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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