We hold meetings in Central London on the second Saturday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.
King's Cross Methodist Church
The church is opposite King's Cross Mainline Station.
The nearest Underground / train station is King's Cross St Pancras (Piccadilly, Circle, Metropolitan and Victoria lines).
The rooms are open from 12.15 and there is space for people to eat lunch before the meeting starts. Tea and coffee are available.
Speakers usually give their talks at 13.30 and 15.30 (except at the AGM in June).
Please see the Links page for the Internet Handouts (containing links to many genealogy websites) from these previous speakers:
Peter Christian - “Making Contact: Surnames and Pedigrees on the Internet” (12 February 2011)
Jeanette R. Rosenberg - “My Research In Germany: Where I've Been and What I've Found” (9 April 2011)
Dr. Barrie Trinder - “Wandering Musicians: German Bands in Victorian England” (11 February 2012)
14 December 2013
1.30pm: – The Tale of a Shirt: The Escape of Wilhelm Karl Fischer from Russia after the Revolution - Michael Potter (member)
This is the interesting story of Michael’s wife’s step great grandfather.
2.15pm (approx.): – Islington Meistersingers - Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
3.30pm: – Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestry: The German Connection - Kathy Chater
Did you know there are some German connections in the Huguenot story?!
5-8pm: – December Social
Please contact Noële Barnfield to book your place.
8 February 2014
1.30pm: – My Family: From Germany to Australia via England – Andrew Genrich
Andrew’s German Nöthling family emigrated from Thüringen to Teutoburg in Australia; come hear their story!
3.30pm: – An ABC of the First World War Prison Camp Experience - Sarah Paterson (Imperial War Museum)
This is another in our intermittent series of talks about the First World War which began 100 years ago this year. Few, if any, of our ancestors were unaffected by the war, regardless of where they were and of whether they were interned or free. Sarah’s book on tracing interned WWI ancestors was published early last year, and she will be covering a related topic, the experiences of internment during WWI, but her talk will NOT be a summary of her book, copies of which will be available to purchase. However, if you have questions about tracing an interned ancestor, Sarah will be happy to chat with you before or after her talk or during the questions session afterwards.
12 April 2014
1.30pm: – The Last Working Tall Ships, In Particular the German Sail Training Ship, the Herzogen Cecile – Steve Pilcher, Historic Chapels Trust, St. George’s German Lutheran Church, Alie Street, London
Steve has a long held interest in the large sailing ships which were engaged in the grain trade between Australia and Europe in the 1920s and 1930s and were frequently seen in London, especially the elegant ship, the Herzogen Cecile, which ran aground off Devon in the 1930s. Don’t miss this interesting talk!
3.30pm: – The German Migrant Community in East London - John Marriott
This will be an updated version of the very fine talk he gave at St. George’s German Lutheran Church, Alie Street in March of 2013, and will include additional family history information.