Peterborough & Distric Family History Society


Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month unless otherwise stated. The normal meeting venue changed in July 2014. Meetings are now held The Howe Room, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF. Visitors are welcome to come and ‘dip a toe in the water’. There is an entrance fee of £2 per meeting.

7 January
Using Free Internet Research Sources
Chairman Steve Manning will show how it does not need to cost the earth to do your research online.
4 February
The Story of Broadway, Peterborough
Local historian Steve Perry talks about the development of this important thoroughfare
4 March
Putting your Ancestors on the Map
The first of our well-known family history speakers - Derek Palgrave will show how maps can help with your research.
1 April
WWI POW Camps in Northants, Cambs and Hunts
The second of our well-known family history speakers - Colin Chapman will talk about these generally forgotten aspects of WWI.
6 May
AGM + Writing Your Family’s History
Member Alan Johnson will give some suggestions on how to start (and when to stop) writing your family’s story for others to enjoy.
3 June
Manorial Records
Dan Williams of Northants Archive Service will help us explore the use of these records in tracing our ancestors, and not just those in the Middle Ages.

Last Updated on: 19 December, 2014
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