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Lifelong learning

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. Lifelong learning is an area of particular relevance to U3As. We have several groups in this faculty, details of which can be viewed using the buttons at the foot of the page. We hope there will be a few that appeal to you. 

To contact the leaders for the three groups below directly, please send an email as follows:

Environment in the News group -

Literature group -

Transport -

If you would like to contact the leader of any other group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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Family history

Each meeting generally takes the form of a presentation by a group member on a family history topic, followed by questions, tea, and an open discussion. In the discussion, there is the opportunity to ask for advice or to tell the group of your research successes.

Current Activity

2022/2023 Programme

Meeting Date     Main Topic

28 Sep 2022        Refresher on Beginning Your Family History

26 Oct 2022         Making the Most of Your DNA Results

30 Nov 2022        Pre-1841 Census Records

Dec 2022               No Meeting

25 Jan 2023         My Ancestor Lied

22 Feb 2023          Essex & Hertfordshire County Records

29 Mar 2023         Drawing Family Trees by Hand and by Computer

26 Apr 2023          Home Guard and ARPs

Future Topics

1. Pre-1841 Census Records

2. Drawing Family Trees by Hand and by Computer

3. Making the Most of Your DNA Results

4. Essex & Hertfordshire County Records

5. Maps including Tithe and Ordnance Survey

6. Using the TNA Discovery Catalogue

7. Kent & Sussex County Records

8. My Ancestor Lied

9. Tracing Illegitimate Ancestors

10. Home Guard and ARPs

11. Merchant Seamen

12. Migration Overseas for Employment or a Better Life

13. Norfolk & Cambridgeshire County Records

14. Reserved Occupations

Links to the groups:

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG24 8LT

Click here for website

Date: Last Wednesday of the month

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

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