Family and Social History Group

Family and Social History Group

 

Co-ordinators:  Andrea Lord

Tel:   01565 872295

and Allan Jones

Tel:   01565 633435

 

Email: info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

 

 

The Family History Group has revised the name of our Group to be ‘Family and Social History’ as that more accurately reflects what we do. We plan to continue providing a range of interesting topics, rather than a course in how to do family history, as that is covered by the Family History Society of Cheshire at Mobberley. Ours is not a genealogy group, we are interested in how our ancestors lived, not only recording names and dates. We very much welcome new members to our friendly group. Please contact the Co-ordinator Andrea Lord on 01565 872295, to find out more. We meet at 2pm each second Friday in the month, in room 4 of the Methodist Church.

 

Knutsford U3A Family & Social History Group

 

2018 Events

 

  • 9th March 2018                  -           What our ancestors did and where?” We all come from different backgrounds and places.  So can we each give a MAXIMUM 5 minute chat about where our family originated from, what they did and how have we each come to be living in Cheshire. A few months ago, this format worked brilliantly when we each spoke briefly about a female ancestor.  If anyone just wants to listen that’s fine.
  •  13th April 2018                   -           The Welsh Builders of Liverpool.”          In the 19th century many people came to Liverpool from North Wales, and a number became very successful builders.  Christine’s Grandfather was one of them, and she’ll give us a sketch of his life from poverty to considerable wealth.
  • 11th May 2018                    -           1939 Register” and “Evacuation”.      Tricia has found the relatively recent release of this register to have been very helpful in her research.  She will give us a brief guide.  Also, in 1939 many young children were evacuated from large cities.  Margaret Gott was one of them.  She will share her memories of this with us.
  • 8th June 2018                      -           Victorian/Edwardian Social Media.”     A hundred years ago people communicated differently to today.  Letters & postcards were common.  Most of us will have some examples of these, which it would be good to share with other members.  I can take copies for showing on the screen if required.
  • 13th July 2018                     -           The ships that carried our ancestors.”
  • 10th August 2018               -           Summer holiday.
  • 14th September 2018        -           Summer holiday.  But we will again take a table at the member’s meeting with the aim of recruiting new members.

 

Contacts:- Andrea Lord 01565 872295

Allan Jones 01565 633435