Solihull

Barbados Ancestry – Success story for Caribbean Family History Group

Our members Barbados group have had great success in getting back another generation during our collaborative twice monthly family history sessions. By working together in an online group we have found we can easily exchange ideas and make suggestions which have assisted us in tracing our family history further back. We have also been instrumental …

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Free download from National Archives

The National Archives are offering free downloads of their digital records whilst their Kew site is closed. Click here for details of how to access the records: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/digital-downloads/ Start searching the National Archives Discovery catalogue now for details of your ancestor’s in ship’s crews, on passenger lists and you may even find their will! Access …

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Our April Meeting…

We had a very successful and informative meeting of the Caribbean Family History Group on Saturday. Following introductions, we shared Family names/islands that we are researching which resulted in further sharing of information. We then discussed the benefits and pitfalls of using Thrulines on Ancestry DNA. Finally we were shown the use of French websites …

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Are you a member of your local library?

If you are a member of your local library in Solihull, you can log in to their website using your library card and access their services. For the duration of the coronavirus outbreak Ancestry is available for home use, free of charge, with your library card and pin. Please go to the following link: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/247library

Covid-19 update

Hi All We are all here to help you during the current Covid-19 lockdown. If you have any queries regarding your research, email us at cfhg.sol.birm@gmail.com or join us at our on line meeting next Saturday 25 April at 2.00pm. Details to follow soon.