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North Northumberland Branch / PROGRAMME FOR 2017-18
« Last post by Vglass on July 25, 2017, 11:54:16 AM »
We have some excellent speakers for the coming year, starting with our own member Ralph Holmes with stories from the Berwick area including one with the fascinating title of "Salmon Gallows"! Come along to Bell View Centre in Belford before 10 am for a coffee and sit back to listen to another of Ralph's fishy tales! Saturday 16 Sept.

Take a look at our programme.
July Tynedale Group Meeting  (12 members and 1 guest present) Members’ Forum   
Travelling ancestors – Passenger records and any other sources of information on their trips 
This part of the meeting started with a discussion about ancestors who had moved into Northumberland and Durham.  Members were asked to complete a short questionnaire that could be used as a basis for a poster at the 2018 NDFHS Conference.  Possibly as a result of this the contributions focussed on the permanent movement of families rather than more transient movements.  Several ancestors had moved around in connection with their work eg road surveyors, stone masons, ships carpenters and miners.  This gave them the opportunity to meet their future wives. Some then stayed in that area while others went back to their home area.  Sometimes a theme can be seen: a London harness maker’s son became a jockey – met his wife at Newbury (at the Races?) and eventually settled down as groom in Newmarket.  The main sources for tracing these movements were the Census returns (sometimes with each child born in a different town), marriage and birth certificates and service records.  Large households could have several servants, each born in a different county.  There were two fascinating stories of families that had been split up, through death or divorce, who each eventually were reunited with their lost families.  Other sources of information about travels included postcards or photos.  The latter often had little written on them but the scenery gave clues.  Where family had travelled abroad ships’ passenger records were invaluable, giving embarkation and destination details, sometimes the last known address and who the group, or individual,  was travelling with.  Not all such travels were by emigrants.  One ancestor crossed the Atlantic each time she was pregnant in the 1890s up to WW1 so that the child would be born in England.  Another only seemed to travel to the UK without ever leaving.  He was delivering ships so the voyages out were not in the records. Lastly, useful ephemera sometimes survive eg a W H Smith receipt for monthly magazines (Woman & Home, Accountant, Vogue etc) sent from Kings Lynn to Bolivia provided an address there.
South Tyneside Branch / Re: South Tyneside Branch
« Last post by JMBB on July 15, 2017, 03:34:05 PM »
Wansbeck & District Branch / Wansbeck & District Branch
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:23:43 AM »
Wansbeck & District Branch

5th July     William Henry Hurlbutt, Speaker: Ann Franklin
Tynedale Branch / Tynedale Branch Meeting
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:22:24 AM »
Tynedale Branch Meeting

13th July  Members Forum: Travelling Ancestors - Passenger records and other sources of information.
South Tyneside Branch / South Tyneside Branch
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:20:46 AM »
South Tyneside Branch

No meeting in August
North Northumberland Branch / North Northumberland Branch
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:19:57 AM »
North Northumberland Branch

No meetings in June, July or August
Newcastle Branch / Newcastle Branch Meeting
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:18:31 AM »
Newcastle Branch Meeting

6th Sept  Blaydon and Ryton,  Speaker:  John Boothroyde
Alnwick Branch / Alnwick Branch
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
Alnwick Branch


5th Sept Ballooning Families, Speaker:  Jennifer Dalton

3rd Oct. North East Internet Resources, Speaker: John Stobbs

7th November. Snooping on Family Snaps, Speaker: Julian Harrop
London Branch / London Branch
« Last post by joycejackman on June 22, 2017, 11:13:24 AM »
London Branch

8th July  The Bold, the Brave and the Bad,  Speaker:   Freda Thompson

11 Nov    Mining Families,  Speaker:  Eirwen Palmer
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