Each autumn for the last eight years I have run a six (sometimes seven) session course for those new to Family History research. We meet once a month and concentrate on aspects of research that can be done from home on the computer. We deal with Births, Marriages and Deaths, Census data,  Military Records, Newspapers and other sources as well as how to store your findings – paper, computer or the internet.

If there are sufficient numbers interested (6 or so) I will be happy to start a new group in the autumn, with the first meeting in October after the annual Open Morning. Meetings would be monthly on a morning to suit participants. If you are interested in joining this groups please get in touch. (see below)


This group is made up of those who have done the Beginners’ course or who have previously done some research into their ancestry. We meet every two months and usually start with a brief introductory talk on a previously agreed topic. The rest of the meeting is generally spent updating members of  new websites or additions to existing ones, and attempting to knock down brick walls that people have come up against. Please get in touch if you would like to join us.

Contact Ian Clarkson at or on 01793 782836