Fareham HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help you with your Research
Welcome to the Fareham Group page. This friendly and welcoming group generally meets on the FOURTH Thursday of each month at Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Fareham is a market town in the south east of Hampshire, between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Members join us from Fareham and the surrounding area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Why Join Fareham Group?
Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who have the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and have some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend knowledge and have fun!
The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to socialise, meet, and chat with the speaker.
HGS Fareham Group Events & Meetings
- June 27, 2019, N/A: Outing - TBA
- September 26, 2019, 7:15 pm: What happened to Lucy? - Ian Waller
Before 1927 and legal adoption what happened to the unwanted child? Even after 1927 children were exploited, although supposedly cared for by institutions and well caring organisations. This talk looks at the plight of adoptees, foundlings, orphans and the Empire children (Child Migrants), essentially through the 19th & 20th centuries.
- October 24, 2019, 7:15 pm: Members’ Evening - Our missing children
Following Ian Waller's talk, members stories of children who have gone missing in their families - or children you were surprised to find.
- November 28, 2019, 7:15 pm: What the Butler Saw - Bob France, followed by an American Supper
Stedman, Petworth's Georgian butler, shares his experiences and some things that he probably should not have seen! Explore the secrets of his wine cellar and the eccentricities of drinking and dining etiquette during Georgian times. From the deceits of make-up to promiscuous seating to chamber pots - nothing is concealed. Irreverent and highly entertaining but true!
- December 26, 2019, 7:15 pm: ** No meeting in December - Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
The group organiser is Jane Painter. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
Find Us Here:
Wallington Village Hall
Hants PO16 8ST
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