HEADQUARTERS - CHELMSFORD

Chairman :   Mr Fred Feather  52 Symons Avenue Leigh-on-Sea SS9 5QE
email - via the 'Contact Us' button displayed above.

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, CM2 8TR 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.

The programme of meetings is as follows

Click here to see reports of recent meetings

Please note that all meetings for the foreseeable future will be 'virtual' meetings and may be 'attended' via Zoom.       Please do not attend at the Galleywood Heritage Centre.

The IDs and Passwords for each session will be communicated by email nearer the date of the event.



18th July 2020
  • 10.30am Morning Zoom Only
    How to Interpret your Ancestry DNA results - A workshop led by Mary Rix.
  • Please note that this Workshop was recorded and can be viewed in the Members Area of the ESFH website.

22nd August 2020
  • 10.30am Morning Zoom Only:
    The Spanish Flu Pandemic - 1918-1919       Most family trees will probably include at least one victim of this pandemic that hit the world at the end of the Great War. How did people cope a hundred years ago, without the benefits of the internet and Zoom? This topical subject will give us the opportunity to compare and contrast with our present experience.
    by Mike Stringer
  • 2.30pm Afternoon Zoom Only:
    What do you want from our On line Workshops? - we need to know what you want to know.
    The workshop session will give you the opportunities to ask your questions relating to the use of DNA in your research. Maybe we will be able to give you a quick answer, but other questions may lead to a whole future session to come up with an explanation. Your questions will help us to plan a programme to meet the needs of members. You will be able to ask your question during the session, but if you can, please email your questions in advance to esfhevents@btconnect.com.
    with Mary Rix, Trevor Rix, John Young, and friends
19th September 2020
  • 10.30am Morning Zoom Only:
    The Internet Archive - (https://www.archive.org)     an under-utilised, but important genealogical resource, and I would like the opportunity to make members aware of the benefits of using it.
    by Mike Turner
  • 2.30pm Afternoon Zoom Only:
      Making Do - The Wartime fashions 1939 - 45
    by Carol Harris




For further information about the programmes contact the Programme Secretary
           Mrs Meryl Rawlings via the 'Contact Us'. button above

Postal address etc - please see top of this page

Don't forget to look at the reports from some of our recent meetings.
Last updated: 05/08/2020 09:03:32

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