A Family History Day
37th Society Annual General Meeting
took place on
Saturday 25th April 2015
Sevenoaks Community Centre
This was the programme for the day:
|9.30am||Registration, Coffee & raffle tickets|
|10.00am||Welcome & notices etc.|
|10.15am||Talk by Michael Gandy entitled Records of the 17th and 18th Century.|
From the AGM flier:
"Michael Gandy will be familar to many of you as he is a frequent contributor to our events and we are pleased to welcome him back to our AGM this year with a talk that he describes as 'Sometimes Parish Registers are not enough'. He will describe and explain other sources to help you get over your brick wall and get to know your ancestors better as people.
"Michael has over forty years of researching his own family history and is also the editor of the Genealogist Magazine."
|11.30am||Comfort Break and last chance to buy raffle tickets.|
|12.00pm||Annual General Meeting|
The AGM was convened at 12.00 noon and finished at 1.10pm. It was attended by 100 members and 8 visitors. Click here to read the formal minutes. The main items were as follows:
|2.15pm||Browse stalls and Raffle Draw|
Talk by Dave Annal (right) entitled The 1911 Census: A Vision of England.|
From the AGM flier:
"Today’s talk will show how this Census differs from others and captures a picture of society at a time before the upstairs downstairs world was to be turned upside down for ever. It also records Britain’s lost generation and much more.
"Dave Annal is a professional researcher with more than thirty years’ experience of working with UK family history sources. For many years, he worked for the National Archives at Kew, where he was appointed Principal Family History Specialist. Dave is also an author of a number of books on the subject including the best-selling Family History Guide."
|4.00pm||Free time to browse the stalls, make last minute purchases or just catch up with friends.|
Stalls this year were: