UPDATED ON 13th NOVEMBER — DNA Surprises, and Skeletons in the Cupboard
Our next meeting will be held on the SECOND Monday of December, rather than the usual third, because of the imminence of Christmas, so the meeting will be on Monday 11th December at 2.30pm at the Fromus Centre — as two talks by members of the Group.
Jane Evans will tell the DNA story on behalf of two of our members. It will trace their step-by-step process right from the beginning, with two different and hopefully interesting outcomes — why they decided to take a DNA test and what they were expecting, through to test ordering and registration, including the all-important privacy terms, taking Ancestry's DNA test, to analysing their ethnicity, with some interesting surprises and a peek into their DNA cousin matches.
Maggie Strutt will briefly tell how she found a skeleton in her family cupboard.
Members as usual @ £1.00, Visitors welcome @ £3.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
No need to book – just turn up. Good, free car-parking.
Paid-up members can also 'attend' over Zoom, by following the email sent earlier that day.
Please log in by 2:25pm, when the Zoom 'waiting room' will close,
to prevent disruption of the talk and discourtesy to the speaker —
though it would be even better to see you in person!
The talks will be followed by some festive nibbles and a fund-raising draw:
if you are able to contribute a prize that would be appreciated.
POSTED ON 26th JUNE
HAVE YOU GOT A STORY TO TELL?
The downfall of John Charles TAPNER as he is charged with murder, the mystery of Ernest CHANEY (or was it CHENEY?), and the histories of 16 farms, a missing granddad, a list of roses — these were the subjects of five of our own Members' Stories.
They've proved so popular that we're following up a suggestion that our Members' Stories become a regular feature, at least once a year — and so we think perhaps our December meeting should again take this format. If anyone amongst our number is interested, they would have six months to prepare their story for us to enjoy.
If you have come across a great story while you are researching your family history, why not think about writing it up? A presentation has to be only about 10 to 15 minutes long, and we can even help you to put your photographs into a suitable format. You could either come along to the Fromus Centre, Saxmundham, to give your talk in person, or broadcast ‘live’ from your own home on Zoom. Either way, we are willing to talk you through you it. If you think you may be interested, please email me at email@example.com
Our December meeting is held on the SECOND Monday, rather than the third, because of the imminence of Christmas, so the talk/s (whatever the subject) will be on Monday 11th.
|Ernest Chaney||A list of roses …|
Talks I and II of this proposed series are reviewed here.