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Programme Secretary: Mrs Meryl Rawlings,
Contact may be made via the 'Contact Us' button shown above.
Each of our Branches has a volunteer contact (click on "Contact Us" at the top of the page) who is able to provide help and information to members by e-mail regarding the area covered by that Branch.
Our Chelmsford HQ covers the Central area of the County and the contact for these enquiries is Mrs Meryl Rawlings.
General Family History interest meetings are held in the Galleywood Heritage Centre on Galleywood Common, Margaretting Road, Chelmsford normally on the third Saturday each month, excepting August. These afternoon meetings commence at 2.00pm.
Tutorials/Technology talks, particularly aimed at beginners, are also held from 10.30am at the Centre on the same day. Topics will alternate between technology-based talks and general interest talks to aid those newer to family history research.
From time to time short talks/presentations of interest to members will be given starting at 12.45pm approx.
The Galleywood Centre is open from 10.00am and the first of our meetings begins at 10.30am. Refreshments are available at all times between talks. There is free parking at the Centre and an overflow area on the Common itself. A stall with the full range of CDs published by the Society is available as well as a Help and Information desk to assist you with your research.
Click here to see reports of recent meetings
- There is no meeting this month
- 10.30am Morning session:   What happened to Lucy? - Before 1927 and legal adoption what happened to the unwanted child? Even after 1927 children were exploited, although supposedly cared for by institutions and well caring organisations. This talk looks at the plight of adoptees, foundlings, orphans and the Empire children (Child Migrants), essentially through the 19th & 20th centuries.
by Ian Waller
- 1.30pm: AGM - to be followed by the ...
- 2.30pm Afternoon session: Chelmsford: " Market, Mildmay and Marconi "
by Yvonne Lawrence
- 10.30am Morning session:   Land assessments
by Eric Probert
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: The Dengie Coal Miners - ln the 1870s, agents of the Agricultural Union were active throughout Essex
encouraging farm workers to leave their employment and to head north to
the coal fields or even further afield to Australia. The dual purpose was to
force up wages in Essex and to give the migrants a better future. Their
message was taken up by many labourers and their families in the Maldon
district as they strove to improve their lives.
The well attended open air meetings in our villages of the "Labourers'
Agitation" were all reported in the press and later, 'the exodus of whole
families seeking new horizons. This talk will reveal the events and stories
leading up to their departure and with the help of the 1881 census, where
they headed, in what numbers, and their new careers. The census also
shows how many stuck with the new life and how many returned to Essex
to take up their old agricultural lives.
by Kevin Bruce
- 10.30am Morning session:   GedCom Decoded
by Charlie Mead
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Essex Churches Then & Now
by Andrew Smith
- 10.30am Morning session:   Family History Question & Answer Section - Let our team of Experts attempt to bring down your brickwalls
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Christmas on the Home Front - 1939-1945
by Mike Brown
- 10.30am Morning session: Tracing the Female Line
by Helen Matten
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: The Early History of Tudor Education in Essex - as seen through the Free Grammar School of Essex now known as King Edward VI Grammar School
by Tony Tuckwell
- 10.30am Morning session: Changing Your Family History Program - the problems you may experience and how to rectify them.
by Andrew Britter
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Darling Daisy - The Countess of Warwick, the mistress of Easton Lodge, just outside Dunmow in Essex, was a remarkable woman. A member of the aristocracy, heiress and landowner, socialite, royal mistress, philanthropist and Socialist reformer, she fulfilled many roles during her life and encountered triumph, tragedy and ridicule.
by Margaret Mills
- 10.30am Morning session: The Lloyd George Domesday Survey (Valuation Survey) of 1910-1915 -
Officially known as the Valuation Survey, it was nicknamed after the Chancellor of the time. Discover where to find records and how to use this as a genealogical and local history tool.
by Gill Blanchard
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Tracing Your House History -
Discover the main resources to trace the history of your own home. Find out which documents can be used to build a picture of what homes looked like in the past inside and out. Discover how to find out who lived in a building at different points in time and when, how and why it was built.
by Gill Blanchard
- 10.30am Morning session: To Be Arranged
- 2.00pm Afternoon session: Hylands House in the Great War - World War One was a busy time at Hylands, owned at the time by Sir Daniel Gooch, - on Thursday 14th August 1914 Hylands Military Hospital opened and on Friday 11th April 1918 it closed. During this time about 1500 soldiers were treated there, and we have the stories of a few of them. There were also reviews of local troops in the park by both the King and Lord Kitchener.
by Linda Knock
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