Family History


Where and when

We meet at 10am on the third Thursday of the month in the Evangelical Church, Bath Street, Market Harborough.

Contact details

Shaun Coles 07801 364033


Family History – November meeting

The Family History group has a guest speaker for its meeting on 16th November.  Dr Kim Price from the University of Liverpool will present a talk entitled ‘Sink or swim; British professions and their families, 1750-1950’.  It is the result of a 3-year study on the emergence of professions as a social group in the […]

Family History

Interest in genealogy, that is tracing a family tree, has been heightened by TV shows such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and ‘Heir Hunters’.  In addition, on-line resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past make it much easier for the amateur to research their family history without needing to access public records […]

Family History – January meeting

The South Leicester U3A Family History Group was treated to a very interesting presentation on 19th January by the Rev James Shakespeare (pictured below), vicar of Great Bowden, on his links to his ancestor the playwright William Shakespeare.  He showed us his family tree, researched and drawn up by the College of Heralds, showing the […]

Family History – September meeting

Our September meeting started with a show of images taken by Shaun and John Hammond at the July trip to Southwell Workhouse, village and Minster. This was followed up by Bernard Bowen’s further research into WW1 records.  His studies have included his own relatives as well as ancestors of other U3A members, all of whom […]

Family History – September meeting

Our next meeting is on 15th September at 10am at the Evangelical church, Bath Street, Market Harborough, when Bernard will be telling us more about his WW1 research.  I am sure we will also be talking about our July visit to the workhouse.  Shaun Coles.

Family History – July meeting

We have NO meeting in August.  Our next meeting will be on 15th September at 10am at The Evangelical Church, Bath Street Market Harborough.  Our trip to the workhouse at Southwell was very informative and gave us a good insight into what being in the workhouse meant and I am sure there will be plenty […]

Family History

We have a trip to Southwell in July to visit the Workhouse as well as a guided tour of the Minster.  There is no meeting in August but our meeting on September 15th will feature Bernard Bowen who will update us on his WW1 Military History project charting the records of relatives of ours who […]