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Regular meetings

We hold meetings in Central London on the second Saturday of every other month: February, April, June, August, October and December.

Venue

King's Cross Methodist Church
6 Crestfield Street
London WC1H 8BB.

The church is opposite King's Cross Mainline Station.

Travel

The nearest Underground / train station is King's Cross St Pancras (Piccadilly, Circle, Metropolitan and Victoria lines).

Times

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).

 

  

10 October 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

1.30pm - Catching Up with Family Search for German Ancestors – Sharon Hintze, retired former director of the London Family History Centre, LDS Church (Please note that this talk was originally booked for April of this year)

Sharon will get us up to date on recent developments in Family Search and offer suggestions for looking for your German ancestors. (This talk has been re-booked for February 2021)

3.30pm - Provisional time of AGM

 

12 December 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

1.30pm - Women, The Home and Spanish Flu in the Great War – Ian Porter, London guide (This talk has been re-booked for April 2021)

 

3.30pm - At Home in Whitechapel’s Deutsche Kolonie – Dr. Sarah Ann Milne, Research Associate, Survey of London, UCL  (This talk has been re-booked for February 2021)

Sarah has been researching the German sugarhouses in the Whitechapel area. Her talk will be about what life was like for the German-origin families in that area of East London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

13 February 2021 - Tentative booking. This may be cancelled at short notice, dependent on the virus situation

1.30pm - Catching Up with Family Search for German Ancestors – Sharon Hintze, retired former director of the London Family History Centre, LDS Church (Please note that this talk was originally booked for April and then October 2020)

Sharon will get us up to date on recent developments in Family Search and offer suggestions for looking for your German ancestors.

3.30pm - At Home in Whitechapel’s Deutsche Kolonie – Dr. Sarah Ann Milne, Research Associate, Survey of London, UCL  (This talk was originally booked for December 2020)

Sarah has been researching the German sugarhouses in the Whitechapel area. Her talk will be about what life was like for the German-origin families in that area of East London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

10 April 2021 - Tentative booking. This may be cancelled at short notice, dependent on the virus situation

1.30pm - Women, The Home and Spanish Flu in the Great War – Ian Porter, London guide (Please note that this talk was originally booked for April and then December 2020)

Ian writes that the Great War was won on the home front and in this talk he tells the story.

3.30pm - How WWI possibly influenced their future, illustrated by their medals – Peter Helmore, member 

Demobilisation at the end of WWI saw those who had survived the conflict return to a totally new order. Peter’s talk will illustrate the unexpected career paths taken by some of those fortunate enough to come home.

12 June 2021 - Tentative booking. This may be cancelled at short notice, dependent on the virus situation

1.30pm - AGM

3.30pm - The Hanseatic League in London – Alison Gowman, Alderman, Ward of Dowgate, City of London Corporation (Please note that this talk was originally booked for June 2020)

This talk concentrates on the Hanseatic League in London only, and I hope to find another speaker who will cover other aspects of the League in a future talk. At one time this important trading league stretched from London to Novgorod and would have influenced life across Europe, particularly all along the Baltic and northwestern European coasts as well as in London and along the coast of southeast England. Alison was involved in creating the fascinating BBC Radio 4 program about the Hanseatic League.

5.00-8.00pm - Summer Social (possibly!)

Lovely food, fun quiz and good company! Please check the website for more up-to-date information; contact Noele Barnfield regarding booking