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2018 Programme

Here is the new MNFHS program for 2018;

(You can also see the program HERE)

 

Date Title Speaker
17th Jan What is a Family History Centre? Andrew and
Heatheranne Farley
21st Feb Lloyd George Domesday Records Gill Blanchard
21st Mar Family History can be fun! Steve Manning
18th Apr London Labyrinth Kathy Chater
16th May 1918 – Armistice and after Neil Storey
20th Jun Background to Nonconformity Michael Gandy
18th Jul The Police Force in Norfolk Peter Billingham
15th Aug Alice and Her Sisters Simon Pawley
19th Sep Victorian Photographs
Followed by Annual General Meeting
Tom Doig
17th Oct From Austerity to Prosperity Frances & Michael Holmes
21st Nov A Christmas Carol Mike Wabe
Dec NO MEETING IN DECEMBER .

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) in the church hall behind Trinity Methodist Church, Theatre Street, Dereham NR19 2EP, at 7.30pm, usually with a speaker followed by tea/coffee and an update on family history news. New members and visitors are always welcome.

November 2017 – The ELVIN family – Coach Makers from Dereham – by Kitty Lynn

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

The Elvin Family –
Coach Makers from Dereham

by

Kitty Lynn

Wednesday 15th November
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Kitty has been researching this local family that
worked in Dereham & Swaffham from 1794 – 1937.
She will look at the Births, Marriages and Deaths
to see if her research could help your research.
She will also look at where they were based.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the November 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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October 2017 – Up with the lark! The story of Ag Labs – by Ian Waller

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

Up with the lark!
The story of Ag Labs

by

Ian Waller

Most of us will have agricultural labourers
(Ag Labs) in our ancestry.
Ian will look at their lives and the wealth of
records which can allow us to piece together
their lives.

Wednesday 18th October
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the September 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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September 2017 – Birth & Baptism in the 1800’s – by Tom Doig

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

Birth & Baptism
in the 1800’s

by

Tom Doig

Tom will look at the way traditions and
church influence has changed so that
we can better understand how to find
and interpret our early family records.

The AGM will follow refreshments.

Wednesday 20th September
7.30 pm

Trinity Methodist Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the September 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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August 2017 – the Wills of Our Ancestors – by Simon Pawley

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

The Wills of
Our Ancestors

by

Simon Pawley

Wednesday 16th August
7.30 pm

Trinity Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Simon is looking at the mindset of our
ancestors, how it differs from ours and how
that affected whether they made wills at all.
He will also look at the basics of how and
where to find them if they exist.

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the August 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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July 2017 – With Whom Did Your Ancestors Meet? – by Dr Colin Chapman

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

With Whom Did Your
Ancestors Meet?

by

Dr Colin Chapman

Wednesday 19th July
7.30 pm

Trinity Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Many written genealogies, even family histories, whilst giving
many details of a particular family, sometimes stretching back
over several generations, restrict their texts to family
members alone. It was if that family lived all their lives in
sterilised rooms, with tiled walls washed down with
disinfectant, without ever associating with anyone else in the
community. No wonder such family histories do not appeal to
the younger generation. In this lecture Dr Colin R Chapman
offers suggestions on compiling a vibrant family history
incorporating individuals whom your ancestors are likely to
have met, demonstrating that “they didn’t live in a vacuum”.
START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME TO JOIN US

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the July 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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June 2017 – World War One – Home Fires – by Neil Storey

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

World War One –
Home Fires

by

Neil Storey

Wednesday 21st June
7.30 pm

Trinity Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Neil will look at the impact of the conflict
on those left behind on the Home Front.
Coping the best they could with shortages,
and the anxiety of not knowing how their
husbands and sons were coping.
START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Download the June 2017 – MNFHS poster here;

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May 2017 – A Job for Life – Apprenticeships and Guilds – by Sarah Doig

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

A Job for Life –
Apprenticeships and Guilds

by

Sarah Doig

Wednesday 17th May
7.30 pm

Trinity Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Sarah will look at the importance of
training schemes that helped our
relatives to get a trade and prospects.
Are there records that we can use for
our research?

START DIGGING INTO YOUR PAST!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

April 2017 – Kindertransport Boy – Joe Stirling – Part two

MID-NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
INVITE YOU TO AN OPEN MEETING ENTITLED

Kindertransport Boy –
Joe Stirling – Part two

by

Phyllida Scrivens and

Joe Stirling

Wednesday 19th April
7.30 pm

Trinity Church Hall
Theatre Street
DEREHAM
NR19 2EP

Phyllida Scrivens and hopefully Joe
are returning to look further into Joe’s
life in Norfolk.
We are certain part two will be just as
entertaining!

ENTRANCE £2 to non-members – TEA or COFFEE INCLUDED

Visit www.tsites.co.uk/sites/mnfhs/
or simply search Mid-Norfolk FHS for more information.

Church Tours 2017

church-tours-2017

  • April 23rd
    • Meeting at RANWORTH visiting also South Walsham, Upton, Fishley.
  • May 21st
    • Meeting at SAXLINGHAM visiting also Field Dalling, Langham, Binham.
  • June 18th
    • Meeting at NORTH LOPHAM visiting also South Lopham, Fersfield, Diss.
  • July 19th
    • Meeting at WEASENHAM St PETER visiting also Weasenham All Saints, Great Massingham, Little Massingham.

Everyone is welcome to join us, and all Tours are free, though donations are encouraged at every church. Tours start at 2:30pm. Teas will be provided by one of the churches during each afternoon. The tours normally end with a form of Evening Prayer at 6pm or 6:30pm. The Service on 18th June will be the Deanery Evensong at Diss at 6pm. Futher details from Lyn Stilgoe; 01328 738237.

Printer for Church Tours at Burwood Hall.