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The Family History Group

Leader is John Dogherty phone 01530 411148



8th November 2017
U3A Family History
A pleasant day brought 6 to the table.
We welcomed Sue to our number. As Sue is a complete beginner, the Leader concentrated on getting her started with a temporary Tree on Ancestry. She has a small but fascinating collection of papers going back into the 19th century, so excellent 'brick wall busting' fodder! We started her tree in the usual way, entering up her immediate family and predecessors. We used the basic search functions to establish base data on births deaths and marriages, as well as locations. We looked at the 'Hints' options and found some useful items, and worked on the 'Profile' page as well as the two Tree views. Sue will continue to experiment with this and build backwards. She has a problem getting past her father, so the Leader will suggest a technique to push round the 'brick wall.'.

John continued struggling with trying to validate his Irish ancestors.
Eileen and Rosemary worked steadily on their Trees, whilst Audrey developed the story of her father. She is looking at different styles of presenting his life: either as a straightforward, but possibly boring, account. or in a more creative but challenging style. We await the outcome with considerable interest!


We meet again on the 13th December at 2, Marlborough Way at 2.00 pm