Meetings normally held second Monday of the month 2-4pm in the Primary Room of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS) Rothwell Road, Kettering, 
NN16 8GA - Free Parking
Disabled access and toilets
2020 Monthly Meetings Schedule
Due to the Covid-19 virus situation, 
We are now meeting online with video talks which you can watch anytime
before the weekly members chat. Details are sent to members via e-mail.
You need to download ZOOM if you want to join the chat
Online videos followed by a member online chat
Download the FREE Zoom software HERE
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13 July - Watch Now -  Finding Samuel Lowe - 151 generations - 25 mins
13 July - Watch Now -  Using DNA/Genetics to trace COVID-19 - 7 mins
           Zoom Meeting at 15.00 to discuss video
 
           Details have been e-mailed to all members
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14 * 16 July - FREE on Facebook - King Richard III talk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Future talks to be scheduled when we return to normal
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Robert Bell, Estate Gardener, a talk by Joe Fletcher
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Data Mining The Deceased
(An Amazon movie. The fascination with genealogy is rising and the family history business is booming. Data Mining the Deceased
explores what may be the largest historical enterprise in the world and one of the largest data-mining operations,
and how it is driven by big religion, big technology and big business.)
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Back To Basics. How to start researching your family history for complete beginners
               OPEN MEETING, anyone is welcome to come along
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Previous meeting topics
2016
18 Feb - Welcome to the new Family History Group
14 Mar - Genealogical Internet Web Sites - Bring Your Laptop to Practice
7-9 Apr - Who Do You Think You Are - Live at NEC (Car share trip)
11 Apr  - Brick Walls - Bring Your Laptop to Practice- Bring along YOUR brick walls and we'll help each other
09 May - Family Search + Roots Magic - Detailed look at what you can find online 
           on Family Search and using Roots Magic Software for storing your research
13 Jun - Parish Records - What are they and where to find them
11 Jul  - Back To Basics. How to start researching your family history for complete beginners
08 Aug - NO MEETING - (Your ancestors are on holiday)
12 Sep - Family History Program Demonstration/Comparisons of Family Tree Maker,
             Roots Magic, TreeView, Legacy, Personal Ancestral File, Reunion - Which One Suits You?
10 Oct - Brick Walls Workshop 2 - Bring Your Laptop & YOUR brick walls & we'll help each other
14 Nov - Wills and Non Conformist Records - Katrina Friess
12 Dec - My (Somewhat Haphazard) Journey Through Family History - Diane Sweeney
2017
09 Jan - Brick Walls Workshop 3 - Bring Your Laptop & YOUR brick walls & we'll help each other
13 Feb - How I Traced My Immigrant German Ancestors From 1656 To Present - Joe Fletcher
13 Mar - "No wonder I couldn't find it"Mis-transcriptions, errors, lies etc!
           By Moira & Peter Dodkins from the LDS Northampton Family History Centre
6,7,8, Apr Who Do You Think You Are Live in Birmingham NEC
10 Apr - A talk by Ray Bradbury
08 May - Brick Walls Workshop 4 - Bring Your Laptop & YOUR brick walls & we'll help each other
 12 Jun - The Pros & Cons of Publishing/Sharing Your Family Tree on the Internet
10 Jul - Using Family Tree to store photos, voice recordings, documents etc.
           to preserve current Family History.
           By Moira & Peter Dodkins from the LDS Northampton Family History Centre
14 Aug - NO MEETING (Your ancestors are on holiday)
11 Sep  - Back To Basics. How to start researching your family history for complete beginners
09 Oct - DNA - What it's all about ?
13 Nov - Workshop 5 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
11 Dec - DUE TO SNOW AND ICE 11 Dec MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
2018
08 Jan - Workshop 6 - How to Write Your Family History BOOK ?
12 Feb - Progress - How I Started Writing My Family History Book
12 Mar - Workshop 7 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
09 Apr - Westward Ho! The Story of Tracking Down an Elusive Ancestor by Joe Fletcher
14 May - Family History Program Demonstration/Comparisons of Family Tree Maker,
           Roots Magic, TreeView, Legacy, PAF, Reunion, MacFamilyTree - Which One Suits You?
11 Jun - Progress in Writing OUR Family History BOOKS ?
           Following on from January's workshop, we agreed we would all bring along our
            attempts at starting to write our family history book. Special guest speaker, Anne Pegg, who will share things she had to consider when
             writing and publishing her "Twentyman family" history book.
09 Jul - Workshop 8 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
13 Aug - NO MEETING, your ancestors are on holiday
10 Sep - Back To Basics. How to start researching your family history for complete beginners
           OPEN MEETING, anyone is welcome to come along
08 Oct - Workshop 9 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
12 Nov - SMASH Through Your Brick Walls part 1. After 1837 (Video and discussion)
10 Dec - Workshop 10 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
2019
14 Jan - SMASH Through Your Brick Walls part 2. Before 1837 (Video and discussion)
11 Feb - Workshop 11 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
27 Feb - 2 Mar - RootsTech - Salt Lake City, Utah. VIEW ONLINE
11 Mar - Workshop 12 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
08 Apr - Family Search - Overview and demonstration of this free web site
13 May - Return To The Goldfields by Joe Fletcher
10 Jun - Workshop 13 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
08 Jul - Why and How to Put Yourself into Your Family History
12 Aug - NO MEETING, your ancestors are on holiday
09 Sep - Back To Basics. How to start researching your family history for complete beginners
           OPEN MEETING, anyone is welcome to come along
14 Oct - Workshop 14 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
24-26 Oct - RootsTech - London  VIEW MORE
11 Nov - Family History Program Demonstration/Comparisons of Family Tree Maker,
           Roots Magic, TreeView, Legacy, PAF, Reunion, MacFamilyTree - Which One Suits You?
09 Dec - Workshop 15 - At Northampton Family History Centre
2020
13 Jan - DNA TESTING - What's It All About?
10 Feb - Workshop 16 - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other
09 Mar - The Bishop, The Clockmaker and The King 
30 Mar - Watch video Comparing the Genealogy Giants:
            Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage  Handout for the above Video
06 Apr - Watch Video - Proven Methodology for Using Google for Genealogy More hints from speaker
13 Apr - Watch Video - Social History for Genealogists (UK) 65 mins
17-18 April - Family Tree LIVE ONLINE
20 Apr - Watch Video - FamilySearch.org: 5 Tips for Free Genealogy Research 15 mins
   and -  Watch Video - How to Use Cluster Genealogy a.k.a. FAN Club Research 8 mins
                              Link to Elizabeth Shown Mills FAN Principle
27 Apr - Watch Video - Genealogical Proof Standard 14 mins
         - Watch Video - Using the Genealogical Proof Standard for Success 52 mins
         - Hand Out    - Genealogical Proof Standard List
04 May - Watch Video - Finding Your Royal Roots (FREE with Geni and MyHeritage) 19 mins
11 May - Watch Video - Hidden in Plain View by Mia Bennett 48 mins
                             Handout Download Here
18 May - Watch Video - Tidying Up Your Genealogy | The Barefoot Genealogist | Ancestry. 21 mins
Do you find yourself with multiple copies of your family tree in various places? As you have engaged in family history research have you been overcome by the "paper pile monster?" Join Crista Cowan for a look at ways to tidy up your digital and paper files. She will also share some quick tips for keeping organized as you go.

 and 

          - Watch Video  - Genealogy Jargon Defined | Ancestry. 43 mins

When you first take a DNA test or start building a family tree, it can feel like you are trying to learn a new language. Join Crista Cowan for a quick look at some common genealogy and family history words, phrases, and acronyms. Learn their meanings so you can continue your family history journey with confidence.

Anytime viewing  - Watch Video - Iceland has a record of its people's ancestry
                         going back 1,000 years 7 mins. Also showing how coronavirus can be traced around the world
For FUN - Watch Video - Brief History of the Royal Family 9 mins
                              (tongue in cheek version)
     or be serious    Watch VideoBritish Monarchy Family Tree 14 mins
                              (Alfred the Great to Queen Elizabeth II)
25 May - Watch Video - Unlocking the Power of the FamilySearch Wiki - 59 mins
An amazing research tool covering the whole world. Discover hidden genealogical data and discover ways to view it for FREE.
01 June - Watch Now - FREE Genealogical Books on the Internet Archive - 46 mins
           - Watch Now - FREE Books on the Internet Archive (Short version) - 3 mins
           - Watch Now - FREE Genealogical Books on the Internet Archive (LONG) - 53 mins
           - Watch Now - FREE Genealogical Books on the Google Books - 15 mins
           - Watch Now - FREE Genealogical Books on the Google Books - 3 mins
08 June - Watch Now - How to Organise Your Paper & Digital Files - (48) mins
              NOTE: to skip preamble scroll forward to 13 minutes
also      - More Info - A variety of Genealogical talks by Lisa
           - More Info - Web site https://organizeyourfamilyhistory.com
15 June - Watch Now - The Future of Family History by Dr Nick Barratt
This presentation reflects on the impact of media and technology on the way we research, share and connect - looking ahead to challenges and opportunities for family history and personal heritage to help improve the lives of individuals and communities.
U3A is mentioned several times. (NOTE: the first 2 minutes the sound quality is poor then it is perfect)
also      - More Info - Historians Collaborate
22 June - Watch Now - Ancestry DNA part 1 - Ethnicity 14 mins
            Watch Now - Ancestry DNA part 2 - Matches  15 mins
29 June - Watch Now -  Choosing a Genealogical Software Program (2016) 60 mins
06 July - Watch Now -  20 Unmissable Resources for Tracing British and Irish Ancestors on Findmypast 67 mins
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