HEADQUARTERS - CHELMSFORD
Mr John Young,
46 Paddock Mead,
E-mail - email@example.com
Programme Secretary: Mrs Meryl Rawlings,
Contact may be made via the 'Contact Us' button shown above.
Each of our Branches has a volunteer contact who is able to provide help and information to members by e-mail regarding the area covered by the Branch.
Our Chelmsford HQ covers the Central area of the County and the contact for these enquiries is Mrs Meryl Rawlings at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Morning session:   Scandals at sea - sad tales of Barking's fishing apprentices and information on the Barking Fishing Fleet
by Linda Rhodes
- Afternoon session: From Robin Redbreasts to Blue Locusts - Researching Police Sources in Essex
by Martyn Lockwood
- Morning session:   The Cloud
by Charlie Mead
- Afternoon session: A History of Spoken English - a talk
by Charles Haylock
- Morning session:   Entertainment in Wartime Britain
by Mike Brown
- Afternoon session: Refugees & Migration during WW2
by Carol Harris
- Morning session:   Ian Boreham Investigates
by Ian Boreham
- Afternoon session: Early Railway Workers
by David Turner
- Morning session:   Call-on, containers and mummified cats -
the archive of the Port of London Authority
by London Museum Archivist
- Afternoon session:
- Morning session:   Turnpike Roads & Toll-houses
by Patrick Taylor
- Afternoon session: Researching your Ancestors 1939-1945
by Rob Parker
- There is no meeting this month
- 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
- Between sessions: AGM - to be followed by the ...
- Afternoon session: Chelmsford: " Market, Mildmay and Marconi "
by Yvonne Lawrence
- Morning session:   Land assessments
by Eric Probert
- 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
- Morning session:   GedCom Decoded
by Charlie Mead
- Afternoon session: Essex Churches Then & Now
by Andrew Smith
- Morning session:   Family History Question & Answer Section - Let our team of Experts attempt to bring down your brickwalls
- Afternoon session: Christmas on the Home Front - 1939-1945
by Mike Brown
For further information about the programmes contact the Programme Secretary:
Meryl Rawlings at email@example.com
Postal address etc - please see top of this page
Don't forget to look at the reports from some
of our recent meetings.
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