Meetings

The Society meets at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of each month (except August and December) at Wisbech Library in Wisbech unless otherwise stated. There is a map of the centre of Wisbech to show the location of the hall on the How to Find Us page.

We have a full programme, including speakers, members’ evenings and outings. An archive of reports of previous year’s meetings is available. Book Stall and Reference Library plus refreshment are available at the meeting.

Our meetings start with tea/coffee & biscuits, exchange of news and information, plus on-line research for anyone wishing to further their family history please bring your notes with you, experienced researchers are on hand to assist if required.

Our meetings and sessions offer help to anyone researching their family history. We welcome new members no matter where your family comes from. Our Research Sessions are open to members and newcomers alike. We have an exciting programme of interesting speakers booked for the whole year ahead. We have already taken bookings to take our Interesting Information Displays to various events and venues to give an added interest to the events. We are also taking bookings to attend groups as guest speaker.

If you would like us to attend one of your events please get in touch.

COMPUTER RESEARCH SESSIONS

Wisbech Library

Our team of experienced researchers will be in Wisbech Library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 12 noon.

They offer help with family research to anyone attending. We will also show you how to access all the library facilities including 2 subscription sites free through the library.  If you bring your laptop you will be shown how you can do your own research, or reserachers will use their own laptops and do your research with you. 

Baytree Garden Centre, Hilgay.

A small team of researchers are in BAYTREE in HILGAY (Steel’s Drove, Hilgay, Downham Market PE38 0QH) on second Monday of the month from 11 – 2.30 you will find us in the restaurant offering help with your family research.

Computer research sessions are FREE. Everyone welcome.

FAMILY HISTORY MEETINGS

Everyone welcome to attend our meetings held on fourth Thursday of each month in Wisbech Library, Ely Place, Wisbech from 7 – 9 p.m.

Members free. Non-members £2.

For further information on any of the above please call 01945 587723

2020 Meeting Programme

Our NEXT MEETING on Thursday 27th February will be another helpful and informative talk by a very experienced family historian.  Alan JOHNSON will give a talk about writing our family history offering guidance on how to make it interesting and readable for others. 

 

Date

Speaker

Topic

   

Jan-23

Jonathan & Susanah Farmer

Using the internet effectively

Feb-27

Alan Johnson

Writing your family history or archives

Mar-26

Members Meeting Margaret Lake

 Beyond 1939 Rationing – Bring your family memories

Apr-23

Sue Paul

The Long Paper Trail

May-28

Mike Petty

World War 2 and 1947 Flood

Jun-25

Margaret Lake & Bridget Holmes

Wisbech Pageant

Jul-23

Outing

TBC

August

No Meeting

 

Sep-24

AGM -Wim Zwalf

 

Oct-22

TBC

 

Nov-26

Party – Roger Symonds + others

Secrets and Surprises in your family

 

Summaries of Past Meetings

Social Evening

The November meeting is traditionally a social event with a “bring and share” buffet and some social activities and festive quizzes. The focus of the

Family – Margaret Lake

The speaker was Margaret Lake talking about her maternal great-grandmother who was born in 1842 in Appleby, Westmorland. The talk was illustrated with photographs and