The Society runs workshops to help members with their research, they have already proved popular. All workshops are held on a Wednesday between 10.30 and 12.30 at the Society Library & Resource Centre, Summerhouse Drive, Joydens Wood.
These are the workshops that are planned:
The 1939 Register what it contains.
|Christine Hills||19th July 2017|
|Quarterly Discusion Group
Our Society the way forward
|Victor Nutt||26th July 2017|
|"Your Family in History - A Time Line"
Your Family in History - A Time Line guide through history 1500-1914
|Hilary Waters||16th August 2017|
|"Society Writing Group"
Society Writing Group focus to be advised
|Pauline Heathcote||23rd August 2017|
|"Below Stairs & Outdoors: Manorial Court Revelations"
Finding out about people's origins, movements, misdemeanours, security and relationships
|Jean Stirk||20th September 2017|
|"How to Use The Discovery Catalogue on The National Archive Website Effectively"
How to Use The Discovery Catalogue on The National Archive Website Effectively
|Joyce Hoad||27th September 2017|
|Some workshops for the rest of the year|
|The History of Education - Janet Rose||Janet Rose||18th October|
Society Quarterly Discussion Group Topic TBA
Open Meeting - Support Your Society.......Become a Volunteer
Society Quarterly Writing Group
These are the workshops that have been run so far. If you would like any of these to be re-run please let us know.
|Subject / Topic||Leader|
|Basic DNA||David Cufley|
|Beginning Your Family History||Janet Rose|
|Breaking down the brickwall||Library Team|
|The British Home Front in World War One||Mike Brown|
|Creep, Push and Pull||Jean Stirk|
|Databases, An introduction to... (using Microsoft Access)||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Drawing charts and trees by hand as a research tool||David Cufley|
|Early Census [Pre 1841 Census] & Census-like Lists||Jean Stirk|
|Excel, mentoring session||David Cufley|
|Family Historian Genealogical Software program - further facilities and uses||Brian Eaton|
|Family Historian Software (advanced) Computer help||Brian Eaton|
|Family Tree Maker, An overview and getting started on...||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Home Children Immigration to Canada||Walter Eves|
|Insurance and Friendly Society records. Types and Sources of records||Cliff Scottow|
|Land Tax and the 1910 survey||Christine Hills|
|Latin for Parish Registers||Mari Alderman|
|Mac course for new users||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Mapping family distributions and movements||David Cufley|
|Maps and Surveys for family History||Christine Hills|
|Occupational Records, Insights into….||Jean Stirk|
|Parish Chest (two part workshop)||Christine Hills|
|PC File Management (Housekeeping)||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Reading old documents||Jean Stirk|
|Record keeping for Family Historians||David Cufley|
|Records of Occupations||Jean Stirk|
|Researching your WW1 Ancestor and his/her part in the Conflict||Barry Langridge|
|Scanning photographs and documents for Insertion into other programs||David Cufley|
|Searching the Internet||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Spreadsheets for Family History, An Introduction to.. (Using Microsoft EXCEL)||Dr Allan Stapleton|
|Thinking outside the box - Mind Maps and other methods||David Cufley|
|Licensed Thames Watermen and Lightermen||Rob Cottrell|
|Wills and Inventories, Pre 1858..||Christine Hills|
|Wills, Probate and Administrations||Christine Hills|
|In the Name of God Amen - Understanding Wills||Christine Hills|
|WORD use with table, pictures and graphs||David Cufley|
A £5 donation per workshop is requested which includes refreshments.
Numbers are limited to 10 members per workshop. Booking can be done by email, please email your details with the workshop title you'd like to attend, to , or ask either Victor Nutt or David Turner for a form; or contact Janet Rose on 01322-384836.
You'll need to book a place in advance, they're not open to members who just turn up at the library. If you cannot get on the list we're taking names for reserves just in case anyone drops out. Another workshop will be organised if there is enough demand.
Workshop topics: suggestions for subjects are needed. What are the challenges facing you in your research? Do the subjects listed interest you? Mentors are needed: Do you have an expertise in some aspect of Family History research that you could share with a small group of members in the library setting? Or would you like to join a 'Mentoring' group?