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Meetings are 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 with
Disabled access and toilets
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Entrance to Primary Room

 All other Mondays at 3pm we continue with weekly 40 minute Zoom chats from our homes.

Watch the video during the week before discussing in the Zoom chat.
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04 Dec - WATCH HERE The world's largest family reunion ... we're all invited! | A.J. Jacobs (9mins)

208 MORE - Videos on VIDEO Pages  Videos 2021 and  Videos 2022/3

Continue to watch videos from RootsTech - FREE Online Videos

---------------- 2023 ----------------27 Nov - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

11 Dec -  Meeting at LDS. Some Highs & Lows of Family History Searching by Joe Fletcher

18 Dec - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

25 Dec - No meeting. Merry Christmas

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01 Jan - No Meeting. Happy New Year

08 Jan -  Workshop Meeting at LDS. Bring your questions and computer and we'll work together to help each other.

15 Jan - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

22 Jan - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

29 Jan - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

05 Feb - Weekly Video and Zoom chat to be announced

12 Feb -  Meeting at LDS. "Those Who Served" by Rob Green

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September/October annually.

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.
           Richard wrote The Sad Case of Douglass Little
           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 
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From March 2020 to August 2021, due to the Covid-19 virus situation, 
we have been meeting online ONLY with video talks which you can watch anytime
before the weekly members Zoom chat.
CLICK to go to VIDEO PAGE
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From September 2021 monthly meetings will resume, with online Zoom chats in the other 3 weeks

13 Sep - Workshop 17 - At the LDS - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other

11 Oct - Workshop 18 - At the LDS - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other

08 Nov - Workshop 19 - At the LDS church - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other

13 Dec - Workshop 20 - At the LDS - Bring Your Laptop & we'll help each other

14 Feb - Breach of Promise - a Talk by Rob Green  At the LDS

14 Mar - Sir Richard and Other Stories - A Talk by Richard Boyles on how I researched and wrote my book "A Waller History Over 500 years-1150 to 1660"

11 Apr - Robert Bell, Estate Gardener - A Talk by u3a member Joe FletcherAt the LDS

09 May - 2-4pm Visit the LDS Northampton Family History Centre

13 Jun - Richard Who? Writing Your Biography - 2-4pm at the LDS, Kettering

11 Jul - A Talk by Katrina  (Topic to be decided) - At the LDS 2-4pm

08 Aug - Workshop where we help each other with our research questions - At the LDS

12 Sep - Beginners - How to Start Your Family History Research - At the LDS

10 Oct - Mystery of an Irish Navvy by Richard Boyles - At the LDS

14 Nov - Overview of the Family Tree Maker program by Rob Green - At the LDS

12 Dec - Ireland vs Bombay Puzzle by Pat Jones - At the LDS 2-4pm

13 Feb "A Medley of Family History Searches and Occurrences" by Joe Fletcher - At the LDS

13 Mar - "The Footman, The Hall, The Diamond and the Basket" by Rob Green - At the LDS

15 May - Meeting - Member's workshop at the LDS 2-4pm 

11 Sep - Meeting - Member's workshop at the LDS 2-4pm An informal meeting where we help each other solve any research problems. Bring along your question, notes and computer.

09 Oct - Meeting - at the LDS 2-4pm Annual Beginners Talk.

13 Nov - Workshop Meeting at LDS. Bring your questions and computer and we'll work together to help each other.

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