Meeting Venue &Programme
MEETINGS are held 1st Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated at The Peppercorn Room, Salvation Army Citadel, 1203 Bourges Boulevard (Peppercorn Close), Peterborough PE1 2AU
Our usual format is:
7.00 Doors open
7.00-7.30 Social Time & Help Desk
7.30-8.30 Main Event (Speaker OR Topic + Workshop)
8.30-9.00 Social Time
9.00 Doors close promptly.
January to June 2017
Finding your way through Parish Records
Parish Records are much more than the Birth, Marriage & Burial Registers. Michael Kennelly will show how the other records can help you.
Explaining Our Archives
Alan Johnson will lead us on a magical mystery tour of a very special P&DFHS Resource.
The London and North East Railways was one of Britain's big four Railway companies. Formed in 1923 the LNER employed well over 200,000 people,operated services over 6,500 miles of track and had interests in shipping, hotels, motor transport plus other ancillary activities. Most importantly for us, they were also a major employer of Peterborough people.
Come and share your research problems and successes. Members will be keen to help with the former and learn from the latter.
May 3rd AGM:
and photographic memories of Peterborough.
Then enjoy a trip down memory lane as Trevor Pearce reminds us of Times Past.
The Helen and Steve Show!
Helen Tovey and Steve Manning will show you in real time how Familysearch Family Tree can help you progress your Family history research. Questions from the floor very welcome!
5 July The Shire for Men who understand
Robert Parker (a professional genealogist) will explore the rich collection of family history records for Cambridgeshire in the context of the social and local history of the County (including Peterborough).
2 August No meeting
6 September Brick Walls
Bring your research problems and successes. Members will be keen to help with the former and learn from the latter.
4 October What happened to Lucy?
Before 1927 and legal adoption, what happened to the unwanted child?
Ian Waller (a professional genealogist) looks at the plight of adoptees, foundlings, orphans and the Empire children (Child Migrants) essentially through the 19th and 20th centuries.
1 November Mapping Your Ancestors
Gill Cable (a professional genealogist) will share with us her research on enclosure maps, tithe maps, land records and other sources, that enable us to put our ancestors in their place.
6 December Christmas Memories
Share your memories and research on the season and enjoy a mince pie or two!