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Programme for 2016

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Jan 6th   Research Evening

Feb 3rd  ”Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade” (E)

      Marion Hill
      (Learning & Access Officer, HALS)

Mar 2nd “Miners in the Family - discovering more about their lives (Part 2)”

      Eirwen Palmer

Mar 12th Trip: The National Archives at Kew

      Cost: £19.00 pp.
      Departure points: Letchworth GC, Hitchin and Stevenage as usual.

      Note that Stevenage FHS and Letchworth and District Family History Group are now liaising on the provision of trips.
      This trip is being organised by the Letchworth & District Family History Group.
      More details available from the Trip Organiser, Barbara Hollings, who can be contacted via e-mail to trips@ldfhg.org.uk

Apr 6th “The 1939 Register, an explanation” (E)

      Myko Clelland
      (Findmypast)

May 4th ”Are we really British?” (E)

      Ian Waller

Jun 1st  “My Grandmother was a Munitionette”

      Steve Gooding

Jul 6th   “The Breadwinner” (E)

      Meryl Catty

Aug 3rd  Family Heirlooms ’show-and-tell’

      Members are invited to bring items of interest to the meeting and explain the history of their objects

Sep 7th  “Family Occupations” - four short talks

      Chris Lewan / Bernice O’Mahony / Hilary Tily / Dave Watt

Sep 24th  Family History Day

      Venue: Stevenage Museum
      (in the undercroft of St. Andrew & St. George's church on St. Georges Way)
      Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
      Cost: Free!

      We will be offering guidance on how to get started in family history research, as well as offering help for more experienced researchers. There will be a number of 'resource points' covering subjects such as researching Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestors. There will also be access to some of the many on-line resources available, to answer any specific questions that may arise.

      Put the date in your diary now, and tell your friends!

Oct 5th  “A Walk with the Admiral - the history of a suburban road from 1527” (E)

      Richard Thomas

Oct 8th  Trip: The National Archives at Kew (with a stop at Kew Gardens if preferred)

      Cost: £19.00 pp.
      Departure points: Letchworth GC, Hitchin and Stevenage as usual.

      Note that Stevenage FHS and Letchworth and District Family History Group are now liaising on the provision of trips.
      This trip is being organised by the Stevenage FHS. More details available from the Trip Organiser, Mr Mike Coy, via the
      Contacts page

Nov 2nd  Annual General Meeting

      followed by a talk on The 1939 Register by Hilary Tily

Dec 7th  “What can we learn from Education Records”

      Eirwen Palmer

(E) indicates an external speaker - all other presentations are given by SFHS members

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