She also said that she picks up her research at different points often sparked by some other enquiry.
Listed here are the transcripts of meetings from previous years.
You can select a date on the left to go to that year.
Photographs of servicemen vary in quality but Jonathan gave some very useful tips about looking for clues.
He suggested that we learn to identify three of the cap badges (Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Army Service Corps) as those three regiments accounted for a large percentage of the army.
She hoped to encourage beginners to make a start and the more experienced to consider alternative lines of enquiry.
Susanah also said that she hoped to show that not everyone who does family history has to be an expert or even to have everything filed away tidily!Have you tried a Google search for people or places? In conclusion Susanah said that she hoped she had given people the incentive to carry on researching; everyone will research in an individual way to realise that you will also have a “To do list” which will get longer and longer.The audience thoroughly enjoyed Susanah’s talk which got everyone talking in the social time after the talk – lots of ideas were exchanged and I’m sure we all went away ready to look again at our family trees (and to create “To do lists”).As Susanah put it: more dotted lines on the family tree and another item on the “To do list”.Susanah illustrated typical problems that people encounter when using transcribed records by referring to a search for a relative she knew as “Ellen Rosetta Damms”.Members were told about future displays that the society will be involved in: at Walpole St Peters, the Heritage weekend (Leverington and St Augustine’s); in order for this to happen Bridget would like to have copes of photographs of weddings that took place during the two world wars (not necessarily weddings involving service people).