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Saturday, 26 January 2013

NWKFHS Meetings for February 2013. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

NWKFHS Meetings for February 2013.

The 3 Branches, Bromley, Dartford and Sevenoaks hold monthly meetings (in the case of Sevenoaks there are only 9 monthly meetings). There is a talk at each meetings, plus a Society Bookstall and people to help and advise about your research. It is a good  opportunity to meet and talk to fellow family historians. Visitors are welcome so why not come to one of the meetings and see what the Society can offer and hear a talk by an expert in their field.
The next meetings to take place in February are:
Bromley Branch: Meetings are held on the third Saturday morning of the month, in the main hall, Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS.  The hall opens at 9.45am, the meeting starts at 10.30am.

16 February 2013 The history of RAF Biggin Hill by Bob Ogley
Dartford Branch: Dartford Technology College.  Located on the north side of Heath Lane.  There is plenty of parking available. The meetings room is the New Auditorium.  Doors open from 9.45am with the meeting proper starting at 10.30am.
2nd February 2013 Chislehurst Caves - A History by Rod LeGear
You can view or download the branch newsletter Dartboard (current edition) from the website at NWKFHS Branches
Sevenoaks Branch: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road (at junction with Crampton Rd.), Sevenoaks, at 7.15pm.

14 February 2013 Jane Austen - Her connections with Kent by Clare Graham

 You can also view or download the branch newsletter Dartboard (current edition) from NWKFHS Branches
Before travelling to any meeting please check the website and this blog for any changes.
Other Meetings:
Thursday 7 February 2013, 6:00pm (doors 5:30pm) - 7:30pm at London Metropolitan Archives - Huntley Room: Documenting science: preserving the legacy of the Human Genome Project Jenny Shaw, archivist for the UK strand of the Human Genome Archive Project at the Wellcome Library will give a talk about the project.
Advance booking is essential. Please guarantee your place by e-mailing LMA : This seminar is free to all AfL members, non-members £5 (payable on the door). For further details see the Archives Twitter Page
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The  Federation of Family History Societies reports an appeal for help by the CWGC. The website has a free searchable database and as part of the preparations for the centenary of World War 1, the CWGC is installing visitor information panels at some of the significant WW1 sites and they are asking for your help  about those buried at Etreux British Cemetery, Guards Grave, Vailly British Cemetery and Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, France. If you are aware of a personal story relating to any of these four sites, please email the CWGC.


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