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Members are encouraged to participate in giving a short talk about their family research. Rex Watson will discuss the research to discover his foster son's family. A story involving Germany, art and 20th Century newspaper research.  All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 5th June  2024

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The Victorians had a preoccupation with death which is hard for us to understand. Many churchyards being full, the opening of new cemeteries changed Victorian attitudes to death and mourning and gave rise to an incredible growth in the funeral industry. Kevin Varty sets out to explain this in his talk.  All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 3th April 2024

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Steve Bacon has been researching the life of a WW2 Merchant Navy officer: Eve Bacon’s father. He was a merchant seaman during the 2nd World War and he had one or two close calls. Hear how he survived and how the German U-Boats tried to stop supplies reaching the Allies. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 3th April 2024

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  Back in October, we had an interesting talk by Mike Chapman on the history and scope of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Mike returns in March to tell us more about the Commission's archives and how we might use them in our researches. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 6th March 2024

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Proximity to London conferred upon Buckinghamshire a demand for travel to places beyond. Inns sprang up to meet the needs of travellers and the teams and coaches carrying them. Along Watling Street, especially around Stony Stratford, and at Buckingham, inns served the routes to Birmingham and the north. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 7th February 2024

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Member's meeting at Bletchley to see us into Christmas. It was suggested that as an addition to the evening we would ask you to bring along A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR EARLY SELF which we will display and you can see which you can pair up with those present. Details and a reminder in the New Year.  All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 1st November 2023.

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Stephen Barker talks about the part Bucks played in the Civil War. Mainly Parliamentarian supporting, there were nevertheless pockets of Royalist supporters. The county’s proximity to the Royalist capital at Oxford meant that conflict was consistant and widespread. Find out about John Hampden, the Battle of Aylesbury and garrisons at Brill, Boarstall, Stony Stratford and Newport Pagnell.  All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 1st November 2023.

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The Northern Group are gathering  to hear Helen Frost who will be telling us about the Womens Land Army in WW1.This will be an illustrated talk and Helen has asked for tables to display thing of interest.. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

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The Northern Group are gathering to hear about the Commonwealth War Graves Commision from Mike Chapman.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is a global leader in commemoration. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

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The Northern Group are gathering to have a family history problem solving session. All Family History related problems can be tackled by local members who have many years of research knowledge. 

. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 5th July 2023.

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An illustrated talk about the history of public health and medieval beliefs about the causes of disease and how to relieve them. The emergence and role of the pestilence/pest/plague house will be explained and put into context.  This talk is on Wednesday7th June 2023.

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A gentleman I knew when I was a boy was shown on a census as 'Bertie Beach, Found on the beach at Southend'. He was fostered by a relative of mine. What happened to many illegitimate children had less pleasant outcomes as will be explained in Eve Bacon's talk. Eve tells the story of some of Britain's baby farmers. Learn the sad fate of some illegitimate babies in Victorian and early 20th Century Britain, how the law made this darkest of businesses viable and how it was eventually brought to an end.All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

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The 1939 Register is the subject of our talk at our Bletchley branch. The well respective speaker John Hanson is returning to talk about the register. John said there is more to be gained from the 1939 register than most of us realise so we should be in for an interesting evening. All are welcome to attend the meeting at The Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley at 7.30. Wednesday 1st March 2023.