Peterborough & Distric Family History Society




The Peppercorn Room, Salvation Army Citadel,
1203 Bourges Boulevard (Peppercorn Close),
Peterborough PE1 2AU

(click here for map/directions)


Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated and our usual format is:


  • 7.00 – 7.30 Doors open for “Social time” with tea/coffee & biscuits
  • 7.30 – 8.15 Family history topic presentation *
  • 8.15 – 9.00 Workshop on topic + Help Desk for your family history problems

Visitors are welcome to come and ‘dip a toe in the water’
(suggested donation £2 per meeting)


* Major Meeting - About 3 times a year we invite the speaker to give a major family history presentation and thus the workshop element is curtailed. Even at those meetings we will have a help desk for you to discuss problems.


Programme January – July 2016

6 January UK Census 1841-1911
Following on from the November talk, Vice-President Ewan Cappitt will use his 30+ years experience to talk about and lead a workshop on this important Family History facility.
3 February Members’ Stories
Come and share your favourite ancestral story and how you discovered it - Members will be keen to learn from your methods.
2 March Transportation
Annie James will talk generally about this aspect of family history and include her research into local transportees
6 April Interactive Palaeography Workshop
That’s reading old handwriting to you and me! Peterborough’s Archivist Richard Hunt will help us in deciphering our ancestors’ writing.
4 May AGM + Care for the Poor in Peterborough (Major Meeting)
Following our AGM (usually short) local historian Stephen Perry will talk about how the poor were (or were not) cared for in the city.
1 June Brick Walls
Come and share your research problems and successes - Members will be keen to help with the former and learn from the latter.
6 July Free Resources on the Internet
Steve Manning with lead a workshop on how to obtain the most from the FREE family history internet resources.


Last Updated on: 12 February, 2016
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