Events Programme

This is the page where you can find events and meetings for the whole of the year; it’s what we call our “Long-term” page, as opposed to the information on our Latest Update pages. In fact this page goes as far as March 2023!!

Each month, tickets are available for non-members via EventBrite. You will find information about the meeting and the link at the top of our Facebook page.

Please do consider joining us! Why pay £10 or more to watch a single “virtual” speaker when you can spend £10 with Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society and get a presentation every month with some renowned speakers? What a bargain! Go to the link below – and join us!

http://www.parishchest.com/membership-1-electronicdigital-3843.php

You will also receive digital versions of the Society’s journals and newsletters so you won’t miss out on other opportunities! The Tuesday meetings are on Zoom, opening at 7.15pm with a presentation at 7.30pm. All members are sent the Zoom link in advance by email. E-membership runs to 1st September so you can still get plenty for your tenner! For updates see https://www.facebook.com/nnwfhs/

PROGRAMME FOR 2022

APRIL
Tuesday 12th April on Zoom

Getting the best from your camera or mobile phone camera and guidance for everyone with their photography. Non-members welcome. Retired professional photographer, Alan Butler, will provide help. 7pm for 7.30pm. Booking via EventBrite.

Friday 29th April at Nether Whitacre

A walk with your camera – Nether Whitacre St Giles, a live event with Alan Butler. Meet inside the church at 11am. Then refreshments at Nether Whitacre Hall tearooms (own expense). Usual charge £2.50/member; £5/member plus friend; £4 non-member.

MAY

Saturday 7th May at Polesworth

Visit Polesworth: Option to visit the Polesworth History Project Group display in the Tithe Barn (10.30am-2.00pm). Refreshments available.  Also small café in Bridge Street. This will be followed by a guided tour of the Abbey Church for NNWFHS members and friends.  Meet at church entrance.  Abbey tour meet at 2.30pm. Parking at library/tithe barn.  Usual charge £2.50/member; £5/member plus friend; £4 non-member.

Tuesday 10th May

Deliverwho…a look at transport through time: Jill Gadsby.  A look at transport from horse-drawn delivery vehicles, buses, etc., to modern vehicles, plus some history of the businesses, using  Tamworth as a model of a typical local market town. Non-members welcome.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite.

Tuesday 31st May

Down New Avenues – DNA discussion and help for members. 7.30pm on Zoom.

JUNE

Tuesday 14th June

The ribbon weavers of north WarwickshireJohn Burton.   Once a key occupation in the area, come and hear more about  those involved and learn about its demise.  This is a LIVE presentation at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre CV11 4LU.  Doors open 7.15 for 7.30 start.  Usual charge £2.50/member; £5/member plus friend; £4 non-member.

Saturday 19th June

Maxstoke Castle has an open day.   See http://maxstoke.com/

Saturday 25th June

The Family History Show, Knavesmire Exhibition Centre York, YO23 1EX. This is a live event!

JULY

Tuesday 12th July

Jacob Rivers, VC – Margaret Ball. This talk uses Jacob Rivers’ story as a case study demonstrating the variety of sources and some of  the pitfalls encountered. Non-members welcome.   7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite. 

Tuesday 26th July

Down New Avenues – DNA discussion and help for members. 7.30pm on Zoom.

AUGUST

Tuesday 9th August at Ansley

Guided visit to Ansley ChurchMargaret Antill will tell us about the church and its community.  Meet at church – CV10 0QR.  Turn off the main road by the church; the car park is on the right along the lane.   Live event  Donations to the church. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

NB instead of the normal meeting charge, we ask you to donate.

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 10th September

NNWFHS at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre Heritage Event (to be confirmed).

Tuesday 13th September

Ghost Walk  – to be confirmed.

Saturday 24th September

The Family History Show, Kempton Park Racecourse, Shepperton. Live Fair, TW16 5AQ

Tuesday 27th September

Down New Avenues – DNA discussion and help for members. 7.30pm on Zoom.

OCTOBER

Saturday 1st October at Oxford

NNWFHS at Oxfordshire FHS Fair.  Marlborough School, Woodstock Live fair.  OX20 1LP.

Tuesday 11th October

Railway Ancestors. Railways were one of the largest employers. Ian Waller examines the wealth of records and demonstrates how to discover the career of employees pre-1948 nationalisation.  Non-members welcome.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite. 

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 8th November

NNWFHS AGM followed by North Warwickshire Villages K+. Starting with Kingsbury, John Parton will continue his tour of the area using fascinating old, and not-so-old, images.  Members only.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom.  Booking via EventBrite.   Members: please take this as notice for the AGM!

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November

The Really Useful Family History Show – talks, workshops, FHS. Online fair.

Tuesday 29th November

Down New Avenues – DNA discussion and help for members. 7.30pm on Zoom.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 13th December

What’s all the fuss about DNA? – Michelle Patient Australian genealogist and DNA specialist will help everyone get to grips with DNA and what their results may tell them – or not!  Non-members welcome.   7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite.

PROGRAMME FOR 2023

Tuesday 10th January 2023

My Ancestor was in civil registration – well, they should have been! John Hanson looks at civil registration, what it covers and where to find the records both online and offline.  Non-members welcome.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite.

Tuesday 14th February 2023

Making Progress with your family history research with Debbie Bradley. What records are available prior to civil registration and census and where are they?  What treasures can be found in local archives?   Non-members welcome.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite.

Tuesday 14th March 2023

Pit Lassies: Women and Girls in Coalmining c1800 – c1914. Denise Bates will help us understand more about those females aged 5 to75 who worked at the pit. Non-members welcome.  7pm for 7.30pm on Zoom. Booking via EventBrite. 

The 2023 “summer” programme will begin in April.