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Northamptonshire Family History Society (Oundle)

An email was sent to the website which introduces a family history society that may interest those genealogists amongst you!

The television programme Who Do You Think You Are? has highlighted this steadily growing hobby. Judging from emails sent to our village website we have a number of family historians interested in Warmington so there may be Warmington residents interested in researching their families elsewhere.

We are an informal group meeting at Oundle Methodist Chapel each month to share information and help each other in searching for our ancestors.
Our members are a mixture of beginners and more experienced family historians whose research covers families throughout the British Isles and overseas.
Visiting speakers join us to talk on interesting and relevant subjects and outings are arranged e.g. The National Archives at Kew in London.

Admission is free to members of the Northamptonshire Family History Society but a charge of £2 is made for visitors.
 
If you would like further information please feel free to contact Jenny Smith 01832 272061

Oundle Branch of the Northamptonshire Family History Society
www.northants-fhs.org  Registered Charity No 288668

2012 Programme

We have included past events too to show you the types of topics we discuss:

January 11th, Joan Welch, The Anatomy Act 1832
The act allowed Poor Law Unions to sell the bodies of paupers. Did this affect your family?
 
February 8th, Liz Carter, Family History and the Internet
A look at some of the best websites for family historians and how to navigate around them.
 
March 14th, Brian Jones, The Poor and Poor Laws
The way society coped with poverty for 300 years including the workhouse, apprentices, financing and more.
 
April 11th, Richard A Smith, A German’s Name on British War Memorials?
The life and times of Rudolf Schmidt who ended up named on two WW1 memorials in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
 
May 9th, Richard Ratcliffe, How many skeletons have you got in your cupboard?
Richard has more than 20! Save yours for the September meeting.
 
June 13th, Mike Rawle, Family History Research 1500-1800
How three centuries of a Cornish family history were researched including documents dating back to 1523.
 
July 11th, Tina Indge, ‘Churches, Chests and Chooks’
Follow a family journey from Lincolnshire to Australia and New Zealand and discover the meaning of ‘Chook’.
 
August, No Meeting
 
September 12th, Members Evening, Skeletons and Secrets
Following on from the May meeting share your family secrets you have discovered.
 
October 10th, Alison Eskriett, A Woman’s Lot in the 18th Century
Alison follows up her two previous talks on the Georgian period. Do you remember the wedding dress?
 
November 14th, Alice Thomas, Drapers, Dressmakers and a Diary
19th century Drapers in Oundle and their wares, the work of seamstresses, and the revelations of a little black diary.
 
December 12th, Christmas Social, AGM & Display of Member’s Research

 

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