News for May 2014

Hi from Woods for the Trees! In this issue:

  • What’s On Selection for May

  • Do One Thing – First in the series

  • Picture This – as seen by Rog

  • More ways to take things further.

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Westonbirt Arboretum – Autumn Colour

What’s On – London, Locally & On the Box…



3rd May @ Society of Genealogists – “Poor Law Records & What it was like to be poor” – £20
17th May @ Society of Genealogists – “Family History for Beginners” – £20
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10th May @ Ellesmere Port Civic Centre, Cheshire – Cheshire Family History Fair – Admission £2
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10th May @ Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds – Family History Fair with Lectures
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18th May @ Lockmeadow Market Hall – Kent Fair
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31st May @ Gloucester Rugby Club – Gloucestershire FHS Family History Fair – Entry £1
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On The Box

1st May on Yesterday – Who do You Think You Are – Emilia Fox @ 9pm & Len Goodman @ 10pm.


Do One Thing – Ask the Family!

Take half an hour a week to talk to one of your grandparents, aunts or uncles. Go gently! Take notes and record the date your conversation took place. Ask open questions, for example:

  • Tell me about your school-days.

  • What did your father do for a living – how did he start out?

  • Where did you live when you were a child – what was the house like?

  • Did your grandfather have brothers and sisters – what were their names and birthdays?

  • Did your parents have any hobbies – what did they do when they were not working?

  • What stories did your grandmother tell you?

Picture This – as seen by Rog

As Seen by Rog – “Branching Out”


Create the book of your life! Tell me your story and I’ll do the rest! 



Tutorials – Family History from Scratch

Use the time however you like. Bring your questions, family certificates, dates, documents and your laptop or notebook. I’ll show you where to look and help you start your tree. Click here to arrange a session…


Free Consultation!

Book a FREE 20-minute consultation. Contact us here or call Steph on 01793 633725 to arrange.