Meetings

Herefordshire FHS are also holding Free Zoom Meetings, see here https://www.herefordshirefhs.org.uk/meetings/

Zoom Meetings at 7-30pm (Meeting open from 7pm)

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Tuesday 8th June 2021
John Hanson

Understanding & Using the Findmypast Website

Learn more than just how to search for anything on the Findmypast website.

All of us, beginners and experienced family historians, can benefit from an overview on how to effectively use this major genealogical site. It’s not that it’s difficult to use. It’s just that the sheer size, the breadth of records, and multiple levels of search screens can be overwhelming.

John Hanson offers an in-depth look that covers:

– How to explore the website;

– How to find all the types of records held;

– Tips on the best way to search.

County material from the lecture

  • County Records Office material including
    • Hosts Cheshire, Devon, Hampshire (Portsmouth History Centre), Hertfordshire, Kent (Canterbury and Kent Archives), Lancashire Archives, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Norfolk, Royal Archives, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, all of Wales and the Yorkshire Archive Consortium plus
    • Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Suffolk and Wiltshire transcriptions from family history societies

 

Tuesday 13th July 2021
Helen Baggott

Posted in the Past.

A soldier killed in the First World War, the man who helped prepare Lord Kitchener’s last meal and a 10-year-old servant working for a laundress in 19th-century Bath are all connected by messages sent using the first real social media phenomenon of the 20th century. Drawing on the research from my collection of postcards, I will share some of the stories in an illustrated talk.

 

Tuesday 10th August 2021
Jackie Depelle
Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors.

 

Tuesday 14th September 2021
Claire Moore
We don’t want any…Master’s not in” What REALLY happened on Census night

 

Thursday October 21st 2021
Powys FHS AGM – Drone Archaeology of Powys. Film and slide show by Julian Ravest.

 

Tuesday 9th November
Ian Everest
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
An illustrated talk reflecting on the origins of the Commission and how it manages to to inspire new generations to honour those who fell for their country.
An extraordinary organisation created by extraordinary people – all blessed with extraordinary vision.

 

 

  • Exploring your Ancestor’s Parish Church & Churchyard

Handout at www.chfh.co.uk/handouts

 

 

Brecknock Group Meetings 
All meetings held at The Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington Terrace, Brecon, LD3 9AY at 7-30pm
Map of the venue

 

Montgomery Group Meetings
All Meetings are held at the Hafren Room, Abermule Community Centre. SY15 6ND, on Saturdays, at 2pm.

Good parking available on-site
Map of the Venue

 

Radnorshire Group Meetings – Llanddewi Ystradenny Village Hall at 7pm.
All meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, commencing at 7.pm. 

Light refreshments are served after the meetings.