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The History of the Suffolk Regiment

Posted by K Pulford on Mon, 12th Apr 2021

The History of the Suffolk Regiment

By Mark Forsdike of The Friends of the Suffolk Regiment.
Thursday 17th June at 7:30 p.m.
On the ZOOM platform

Mark Forsdike, gives a fascinating talk on the long and proud History of the Regiment originally formed in 1685. It became the 12th Regiment of Foot in 1714 and was given the county title of 'East Suffolk' in 1782.

It became the Suffolk Regiment in 1881, amalgamating with the Royal Norfolk Regiment in 1959 to form the 1/1st East Anglian Regiment, which was itself, merged into the larger Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964.

Non-members can acess this particular talk on payment of a fee of £3. Email: Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk for information on how to do this or becoming a member of the society.

A registration link will be emailed to members about three weeks before the event and a reminder will also be sent a few days 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/

Opportunity to Get Involved in Web Site Developmen

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 7th Apr 2021

The society is looking for someone to take over maintaining our website and online shop; and possible carry out some development and enhancement. The main web site is written in HTML and JavaScript on the CodeIgniter and Bootstrap frameworks. The databases are run on an SQL database. The e-commerce part of the website is based on Magento. The web site is run on a shared Apache host running under UNIX. Development is done remotely so that it can be done from home.

The candidate should have some experience in coding in at least one high-level computer language, but experience with one or more of our technologies would be an advantage. We will give on-the-job training and help the person develop the necessary skills and knowledge in the other required technologies. The successful applicant will initially work beside the present developer until ready to take on more responsibilities. They will have to deal with understanding requirements from the Society's membership as well as administrators and turn these into user-friendly apps. Information transcribed from historic documents will need to be turned into apps that allow our members to search it for information relevant to their use. They should be willing to investigate and evaluate new technologies that might enhance the society's web site.

Experience and interest in family history research is obviously a decided advantage, but not an absolute pre-requisite. More important is familiarity with the coding, and what is required to maintain a club website, with membership database and online shop. Applicants in the first instance to Kevin Pulford by email: dataadmin@suffolkfhs.co.uk

A Directory of Suffolk Millers 1086 —1986

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 10th Mar 2021

A Directory of Suffolk Millers 1086 —1986

By Eileen Blythe
Saturday 8th May at 12 noon at 12 Noon
on the Zoom platform

Eileen has produced and published, after extensive research, a book on this fascinating topic. Eileen outlines what she found out.

It is surprising how many windmills there once were across Suffolk perhaps a miller, (of whatever name), was one of your ancestors!

Non-members can acess this particular talk on payment of a fee of £3. Contact Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk for information on how to do this or becoming a member of the society.

A registration link will be emailed to members about three weeks before the event and a reminder will also be sent a few days 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/

The A to Z of Curious Suffolk

Posted by K Pulford on Wed, 3rd Mar 2021

THE A to Z OF CURIOUS SUFFOLK

by Sarah Doig
Saturday 24th April 2021 at 12 Noon
on the Zoom platform

Sarah Doig is an independent historical researcher and author, also a very popular speaker on local and general history.

Freston Tower on the Banks of the Orwell

This talk unearths a curious, alphabetical cornucopia of strange and mysterious facts about Suffolk. For instance, is the supposedly ancient game of Dwile Flonking quite so old - and what did Pepys and Daniel Defoe say about Suffolk cheese?

Non-members can acess this particular talk on payment of a fee of £3. Contact Chairman@suffolkfhs.org.uk for information on how to do this or becoming a member of the society.

A registration link will be emailed to members about three weeks before the event and a reminder will also be sent a few days 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/

Shoemakers to New Zealand

Posted by K Pulford on Tue, 2nd Mar 2021

A FREE Zoom Talk, 7.30pm, Thursday 15th April

The Zoom platform will be open on 7.15 on the day of the talk

Ken and Lesley Louich (from New Zealand) in Christchurch Park in Ipswich. Lesley did most of the New Zealand research.

Ken Finch presents:
Shoemakers to New Zealand

In the mid 19th century agricultural changes caused young people in particular to look further afield for employment. Some went to the north of England to seek employment in the Lancashire mills or pits of Durham. Others sought work on the railways and often families went in groups. The Church of the Latter Day Saints (The Mormons) encouraged new believers to move to Utah.

 The Talk tells of the Chisnell family who, with the encouragement of the local clergy left Suffolk for New Zealand, (unlike Australia which had become populated by criminals,(male and female), transported for what we would consider minor crimes). Those who went to New Zealand emigrated by free choice. We learn of hardships faced and a romantic story.

An email with a link to register will be sent to members about 3 weeks before the event, and a reminder also sent a few days before. Non-members can pay a fee of £3 for access to this presentation only. If wish to enquire about this or membership, send an email to:Chairman@suffolk.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/

Sue Barnard and Kindertransport

Posted by K Pulford on Fri, 12th Feb 2021

It was with sadness we heard of the death of Sue Barnard who was chairperson of the Lowestoft group. Still thinking of the Family History Society before she died. she forwarded this video to the Society which commerorates the Kindertransport ariving at Lowestoft during the Second World War. We would like to present this as a memorial to Sue and her work in supporting the Lowestoft Group.

Sue said "For Holocaust Memorial Day the town council released this film about the 2nd Kinder Transport train that arrived in Lowestoft on December 9th 1938 with 500 Jewish child refugees from Vienna. Initially, they were given accommodation at Pontin’s Holiday Camp Pakefield, but the arrival of severe winter weather lead to a change of plans. I have watched this film and was so close to tears on several occasion."

https://www.lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk/news/holocaust-memorial-day-commemorative-virtual-event/

Read All About

Posted by K Pulford on Sat, 6th Feb 2021

A FREE Zoom Talk, 7.30pm, Thursday 25th March

The Zoom platform will be open from 7.15 on the day of the talk

Beginning with an overview of key moments in the history of the printed press, this talk by looks at five different types of reports you might encounter when using newspaper archives to research family history. A fascinating talk that will pique your curiosity!

Members will receive an email around 3 weeks before the event, giving a link to register. If you do not receive such an email or wish to enquire about becoming a member, 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/

Suffolk Stories

Posted by K Pulford on Tue, 19th Jan 2021

A FREE Zoom Talk, 7.30pm, Thursday 4th March

The Zoom platform will be open from 7.15 on the day of the talk

Suffolk Stories – Jottings from the
Suffolk Quarter Sessions

The Quarter Session Court is the lowest court and as such has to administer much of the local affairs. This means that it is great source on how your ancestors lived in the period up to and including the Napoleonic wars. Kevin Pulford shares his extensive research in these records from the Suffolk Archives.

Members will receive an email around 3 weeks before the event, giving a link to register. If you do not receive such an email or wish to enquire about becoming a member, 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/

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/