Lingfield

Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre,

High St, Lingfield, RH7 6AB

Group Secretary: Rita Russell

Meetings on 4th Wednesday of each month, except August and December, at 2.30pm.

December  

 

No meeting

 

 
23rd January  

 

Probate records – Listening to our forebears

Wills are a valuable source of information for family historians. Francis will show how to get the most from these seemingly complex records.

 

Francis Howcutt
27th February  

 

Newspapers for family history

Newspapers can not only reveal unknown details of your ancestors, but also put some flesh on their otherwise dry bones

 

Ian Waller
27th March  

 

Gun founding in the Weald

Until the mid 18th century the area had a monopoly of gun making for the navy. The manufacture of cast guns was complex and involved a wide range of skills.

 

Jeremy Hodgkinson
24th April  

 

I never thought of that – A second look at problems

Family historians often reach a brick wall in their research. Lady Teviot, who is a  professional genealogist, will suggest some answers or new lines of enquiry

 

Lady Teviot
22nd May  

 

A burden on the parish – sources for the history of poor relief in Surrey

The records provide a wonderful glimpse of the problems faced both by the impoverished individuals on the receiving end and the harassed officials who had to juggle their duty to keep rates and expenses under control

 

Margaret Griffiths

of Surrey History Centre

26th June  

Young Charlie Chaplin and his Lambeth

Chaplin was born and lived much of his early life in poverty in Lambeth.

Ian Porter
 24th July  

1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey

The Survey is a hidden gem for historians and has intricate detail about property on the eve of the First World War. No property was exempt and contains the names of the owners, occupiers, extent of the property, a description and even a sketch map of outbuildings 

Paul Blake
August  

 

No meeting

 

 
25th September

 

Creating a Family History Website

Setting up your own family history website is the perfect way to share your research and photos with family and fellow researchers. It’s also an excellent way to back up your work and save it from fire and flood etc.

 

John Hanson
23rd October map2

The History and Mystery of Maps

From early mapping to the latest on-line cartography

Tony Painter 
27th November sog1

County & local sources at the Society of Genealogists

Learn about the huge collection of records in the Society's library

Sue Gibbons

 

Doors open 2.00pm

Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre,
High St, Lingfield, RH7 6AB

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Community Centre website

Also in Lingfield is the Society's Advice & Research Centre

 

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