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29 October 2020
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In normal circumstances the trustees get the opportunity to talk to members, learn of their interests and of their life experiences. Without the face to face contact this is not possible. If you have an interest or life experience you would like to s...
29 October 2020
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Three new zoom workshops have been organised Drawing Charts and diagrams by hand as a research tool. 11 November 2020. Thinking outside the Box. This is an exploration of sources both inside and outside the box. 25 November 2020. A discussion gr...
10 October 2020
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The 2020 AGM was cancelled in April due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now we are holding a postal and digital voting AGM. You can vote online by selecting the 'Voting' button on the members page. PLEASE VOTE NOW.  ...
16 September 2020
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The 2020 AGM was cancelled in April due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now we are holding a postal and digital voting AGM. You can vote online by selecting the 'Voting' button on the members page. PLEASE VOTE NOW.  ...
13 September 2020
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The 'Error's Lies and misinformation' part 1 and part 2 zoom workshops will be run on consecutive Wednesdays. Email workshop.booking@nwkfhs to ask to join either or both workshops. Regular face to face workshops were run before the coronavirus shut d...
13 September 2020
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Send your request for a workshop to help your research on any subject and we will try to get one of our expert researchers to lead a workshop.  Email workshop.booking@nwkfhs to ask to join a zoom workshop and tell us what subject you want to be ...
13 September 2020
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Last Wednesday 9th September we held the first zoom Discussion Group meeting on 'Breaking down Brickwalls'. The session dealt with five members queries and the main theme was Irish ancestors. A recording of the session is available, as are the guidan...
31 August 2020
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To attend this workshop email workshop.booking@nwkfhs.org.uk to obtain an invitation code. Workshop is being held on 14th October from 11.00am to 12.30pm A workshop discussing errors in Official Records and Commercial Search Engines and how to try an...
31 August 2020
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To attend this workshop email workshop.booking@nwkfhs.org.uk to obtain an invitation code. Workshop is being held on 7th October from 11.00am to 12.30pm A workshop discussing errors in Official Records and Commercial Search Engines and how to try and...
31 August 2020
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The zoom discussion group starts on Wednesday 9th September from 14.00 to 15.30 or longer if required. Members who wish to attend should email workshop.booking@nwkfhs.org.uk to ask for an invitation code. Member who wish to attend shou...
25 August 2020
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The Society is very pleased to announce workshops and discussion group meetings are available to members. Contact workshop.booking@nwkfhs.org.uk with the subject you want for the workshop you wish to attend. If you want to be part of a discussion gro...
25 August 2020
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The Society is pleased to announce the 2021 Calendars are now available through the Eshop. Order your copies now for an early Christmas present for members of your family, so they know by the highlighted dates what meetings you are attending; Co...
25 August 2020
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The editor Pauline asked 'have you had a look at the September issue of the Journal? Members can read it on-line now and many will also receive their paper copy in early September. Subscription to the Society is only £10 pa and includes in the benefi...
14 August 2020
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News for all members that use Zoom we have now run our first workshop (13 August 2020). The trial went well and we hope to be announcing soon the dates and times to all members of other workshops. We need your ideas of what workshops should...
09 August 2020
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 Query from a member 9th August 2020. Is there anyone that can give me a little advice please? I have recently received a death certificate for a 2-month-old boy, it was registered in Croydon 1936. Under the name and surname he was shown as, Dav...
19 July 2020
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Query 18 July 2020 I wonder if you can help me please. In my family tree there is a Samuel Levens born Croydon 1753, died 1843 Beckenham. I have found on the internet (ancestry.co.uk) an article with the headline: Luxury bakers that served up a treat...
19 July 2020
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 18 July 2020 It was with shock we learnt from one of our Canadian members that she had been charged $45CD for a certificate. She said a GRO certificate will cost me $45CD for only one certificate plus it will take 2 months to arrive by snail ma...
13 July 2020
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 Query and Answers to further queries following Orpington Institute request. 1) You discovered "Two patients online who died at Orpington Institute. Obray, John Robert, Born 1872 in Sheerness, Kent, England, Died Jun 27 1939 and Alice Mary ...
13 July 2020
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Query 11 July 2020 I've recently been doing some work on my family tree. Unfortunately I don't have many people to talk to about it so I have got information off the Census's etc but no other information. Most of my dad's family lived in Stone in Dar...
13 July 2020
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A number of members have asked recently what to do with their old Journals. The Library replied The library has a full set of Journals for access of members who like paper copies. We do not have the space and facilities to store duplicate copies of J...