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Unless otherwise stated, our meetings are in the Church Hall of
All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA,
on the first Thursday. Doors open at 7pm, the talk to commence at
All members and visitors welcome. A minimum donation of £2 is requested from visitors.
Visitors: if you are interested in taking part in a Zoom meeting
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link (7.25 for 7.30 pm for a ZOOM meeting).
to Covid-19 All Souls Hall is still closed and we do not know
when we are
going to be able to use it again. Please keep checking the website for updates.
Many items are currently “To Be Annnounced” or “To Be Confirmed”.
Folkestone Library reopened
this week. Access to the Heritage Room (containing all the local
history material) is by stairs only, and a seat needs to be
pre-booked. Structural problems to the building mean no access by
lift to the first floor at present.
Not all the Kent Libraries are open, especially the smaller ones. Best to check on line or by ringing 03000 413131
The microfiche etc (mentioned in the March 2021 Journal) have been deposited in our cupboard in Cheriton Library.
ZOOM Open Meeting – Have your family tree ready. We would like to be able to compare ways of presenting family trees.
ZOOM The Fair Maid of Kent – Elizabeth Barton – Melanie Gibson-Barton.
ZOOM Beginners Evening – General information.
ZOOM Identifying my grandparents – Jeremy Wilkes.
Finding Family in India –
There were three million Britons in India over a three-hundred
year period – Elaine MacGregor.
ZOOM Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy – Issues discussed include exposing secrets and lies, and unexpected DNA results – Dr Penny Walters.
Open evening – The suggested
topics for discussion are: – “How much information about our
relatives should we be exposing on our online family trees?” –
“What would you do if someone asked you to remove specific people
from your tree?” – Visitors: if you wish to join the meeting
please contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Members: a link will be sent to you.
Folkestone Old Cemetery, Cheriton Rd CT20 1DF – AT 6.30 PM – opposite Bowling Club and Three Hills Sports Park – Jan Holben
TBC Sauntering through Kent – Malcolm Horton.
The Man Behind the Gown – Cyril
Headmaster of Harvey Grammar School 1952–67 – Roy Jones.
AGM (location: tbc) –
Followed by a member’s talk (Peter Bates).
Dinner – Followed by
Next visit: TBA
Booking a place on this visit can be done via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost of next visit: TBA
Below are several ways to pay:
A. Internet Banking (Preferred)
Account No: 11688553. Sort Code:
Please email: David Wharton, Treasurer, with details of what the payment is for and your name:
B. By Cheque
Payable to: ‘Folkestone And District
Family History Society’
Send to: Mr David Wharton, Treasurer, Barbican House, St Stephens Way, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3RD
C. With Cash
Payable at our monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) in the Church hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton
Not So Small Print:
Please note: The Society expects an upfront payment which is non-returnable. We endeavour to keep our costs to a minimum for the benefit of all who travel with us.
Details of trip:
7.30am departure (ETD) from the bus stop at the junction of
Shorncliffe Road and Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone. The bus stop
is opposite Kingsnorth Gardens and outside the former Wyevale
Garden Centre. There is on-street free parking on Shorncliffe
8.00am pick-up at Cineworld, Eureka Leisure Park Ashford.
ETA at Kew: 10.50am. / ETD from Kew at 4.30pm / ETA in Ashford 6.15pm & Folkestone 6.40pm.
Emergency Contact on the day: Ian Stone. Mobile 07593875132.
Jenny Watson will arrange walks round Canterbury or London if we let her know where we would like to visit.
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