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. Using all the Library facilities including two subscription programmes for FREE. If you bring your laptop they will show you how to do your own research, or they will use their own laptops and do your research with you. 

Wyevale Garden Centre, Crowland

A small team of researchers are in Wyevale Garden Centre Crowland on the second Tuesday of each month from 11am – 3pm 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

Current Meeting Programme

September 2018 – AGM – Margaret Lake – ‘My Grandfather, Inspector of Nuisances’. 

October 2018 – Steve Manning – ‘Getting the Most out of Family Search’.

November 22nd 2018 – Festive Meeting – Buffet, Quiz Ancestry Research & ‘My Most Unusual Piece of Family History’.

January 24th 2019 – Sue Crilly – ‘Writing Your Family Story’.

February 28th 2019 – Sam Godley – ‘One-Name Studies’

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