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Lowestoft China

Posted by K Pulford on Mon, 18th Jan 2021

A FREE Zoom Talk, 12 noon, Saturday 20th February

The Zoom platform will be open from 11:45 on the day of the talk

This china (now rare) is now avidly collected.
Janis Kirby looks at the origins and story of Lowestoft Porcelain.
Who were the people who developed the factory, who were the men and woman who worked there?

Members will receive an email shortly before the talk, notifying them of the event & giving a link to register. If you do not receive such an email, contact Andy Kerridge e-mail: Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk

Visit our website www.suffolkfhs. org.uk to learn more about the society (to become members do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

First Steps in Family History

Posted by K Pulford on Tue, 5th Jan 2021

A Zoom Talk, Thursday 4th February 2021 at 7:30 pm.

NOTE:THIS TALK is open to all, including non-members.

(Log in to view from 7.15  p.m.)

 

Roy explains and illustrates with appropriate documents some of the basics for researching your family history. He will mainly use British Records with family examples  and include many practical hints and tips based on 25 years experience of tracing his ancestors. There will be lots of useful information for all, not just beginners.

To participate in this  ZOOM streamed talk please click on the following from about 7:15 p.m. on the day.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdeuhqjwuHdx_jXvg2NVjEpcAXHIdFRq2 

(You will need to have previously installed ZOOM on your device, from the Zoom website at Zoom.us )

Visit our website www.suffolkfhs. org.uk to learn more about the society 

(to become members do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

Basically D.N.A.

Posted by K Pulford on Mon, 4th Jan 2021

A Zoom Talk, 12 noon on Saturday 16th January.

(Log in to view from 11:45  a.m.)

Basically D.N.A.

How does D.N.A. make you who you are?

Using D.N.A. Techniques to help trace your Family History.

Given by Joan Horton, Chairman of West London Group

Members wishing to participate,

please send an e-mail to Andy Kerridge,

membership@suffolkfhs.org.uk

You will be sent the link shortly before the talk.

Visit our website www.suffolkfhs. org.uk to learn more about the society 

(to become members do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

Public Transport in Suffolk

Posted by K Pulford on Tue, 8th Dec 2020

If you missed the Zoom presentation on Saturday 5th December "Public Transport in Suffolk",  there is a chance to catch up with it on the members' video page here. Note that this is for members only.

This is the fascinating story of early public transport in the county with an emphasis on the interlinks between the various transport systems, together with the growth of the different reasons for travel - and the means for doing so.

Product Downloads

Posted by K Pulford on Sat, 5th Dec 2020

We are now offering downloads of our indexes. You will be able to get immediate access to the index without having to pay postage. All our indexes which are available on CD are now available for download.  There are more than 200 indexes now available with more in the process of being produced so it is worthwhile checking on the shop listing regularly.

Buffalo Bill in Suffolk

Posted by K Pulford on Tue, 1st Dec 2020

BUFFALO BILL - WILD WEST HERO -
CELEBRITY ICON

Geoffrey Robinson, local historian and seasoned traveler, will tell his story
on ZOOM Thursday December 17th at 7.30 pm

Was he for real or was he a charlatan? Where did he appear in East Anglia in 1903? How is Buffalo Bill viewed today in the U.S.A. and what is his legacy? What connection is there between the speaker and the Old Scout?

Members wishing to hear the talk should please register with Andy Kerridge.
membership@suffolkfhs. org.uk
Log-in details will be sent to you shortly before the talk.

(The Zoom platform will be open from 07.15pm on 17th December)

Visit our website to learn more about the society
(those wishing to become members can do so via the MEMBERSHIP tab on the Home page)
www.suffolkfhs. org.uk

You can also find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkFamilvHistorvSociety/

Latest Baptism Index CD

Posted by Webmaster on Sun, 29th Nov 2020

We are pleased to bring you news of another Deanery Area completed and all the more so as this one – for Lothingland (1754-1812) – completes our coverage of Anglican baptisms across Suffolk from 1754 to 1900.

This new CD covers 23 parishes in the north-east corner of the county around Lowestoft. Parish names and their available years*, can be found in our Suffolk Parishes listings and also in our Shop where the CD is now available, price £15.32 + p&p.

A Search Service of all published entries is also available and for details of all deanery areas completed or underway, including several covering the earlier 1650-1754 phase, please see our Current Projects.

Our special thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers working from home for this latest Deanery and to everyone our best wishes for a

This is our last CD this year so Happy Christmas and a Safe & Successful New Year researching your family history.

Coming Soon to the Shop

Posted by K Pulford on Sat, 28th Nov 2020

You will soon be able to download the baptism and marriage indexes rather than having to pay for postage and waiting for it to be delivered. The download facility is due to be released next week end. This will be applicable to all our baptism and marriage indexes. Login next weekend and check out whay you can download.

Public Transport in Suffolk

Posted by Webmaster on Mon, 23rd Nov 2020

Our next "Zoom" meetings for SFHS Members is on Saturday 5th December at 12 noon when Chris Turland will present his talk ‘Public Transport in Suffolk’

This is the fascinating story of early public transport in the county with an emphasis on the interlinks between the various transport systems, together with the growth of the different reasons for travel - and the means for doing so.

To see Chris’s presentation please email Andy Kerridge at membership@suffolkfhs.org.uk and he will send out details of how to join two days before the event.

PLEASE NOTE:- Only Suffolk Family History Society members can apply.

Not a member? It is not too late to join via the Suffolk Family History Society website.

To attend a "Zoom" meeting, you will need to install Zoom. There are literally hundreds of videos and guides to install and use Zoom. Here are links to a couple of them:

Zoom installation or How to use Zoom or you can choose one you like using a search engine (such as Google).