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Family History for Beginners

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We will be exploring the basic sources to get a family tree started, using Census Returns, Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates along with a look at Parish Registers. Also up for discussion will be the best method of recording research and which websites and tree-building programmes to use. There will also be opportunities to chat about family history in general; discoveries, pitfalls, brick walls to baronets. The aim is to have fun discovering the lives of our ancestors.
Group leader, Dawn.


Last Monday of the month at 10:00am

Group Size & Availability

Minimum 3, maximum 40

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. 

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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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