The purpose of the group is to discuss all aspects of family history, to learn from each other's experiences and to utilise the various resources available for researching one's ancestry. We meet in the Matlock Local Studies Library, which has a wealth of information available as well as internet access to the many on-line genealogical databases, and part of each meeting is usually led by one of our members with particular experience in using one of the resources available in the Library. Each meeting will also spend some time discussing a particular topic, as shown in the programme below.

Each member is encouraged to bring details of some unusual fact that they have discovered to each meeting.

The Family History Group meets in the Derbyshire Records Office, Matlock, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm except when otherwise detailed below.

There is usually no charge to attend meetings.

Potential new members should contact the coordinator, Trevor Boam, who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name, or by telephone on 01629 55300, as recent meetings have been approaching the maximum capacity of the meeting location.

The dates and primary topics for our meetings in 2017 are below.

18 January

"Heraldry with John Finch"

He will talk about real ale, brass rubbing, jokes and puns, seaside souvenirs and hopefully some heraldry along the way.

15 February

Members slot with Angie Corby (with a little bit from John Finch) looking at the Police.

15 March

Members slot - Susan Tomlinson with writings by her late husband.

19 April

History Of Houses with Lisa From the Local Studies Staff.

17 May

Members slot with Penny Whitney with an intriguing title "The Importance of 1888"

21 June

Old Maps - members to bring any that they have. 

19 July

Old Maps - continued.

16 August

Members slot June Shaw - Family History continued.

20 September

Newspapers - members to bring their old copies.

18 October

Cards - members to bring any old birthday/valentine/death/silks/business etc cards they have.

15 November

Group updates on projects/problems/2018


No meeting

Last updated on 20 November, 2017
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