Solihull CFHG Exhibition

Some pictures taken at the Solihull Caribbean Family History Group Exhibition held October 2010.

The exhibition and Workshop day was a success – a great success – and all those involved essentially found it rewarding.  As a first event – a well done all round!  At the meeting on Saturday 27th November where we did a review, it was said by some present that we should not have been having a review, but rather having a celebration! 

Reflections after Southwark & Croydon family history workshops

Sadly no photo of the group from last Thursday’s event at John Harvard Library in Southwark, but we hope some of you will post your views and some of the lovely photos I caught a glimpse of! In fact, when we started the blog we asked for photos so that we could change the banner every now and then. So please do send them in with a little info about them. The same plea goes out to the group from Croydon Supplementary School, seen here hard at work last Friday:

For those who asked about military records, check our Military section in a day or so – I will upload some links and articles.

On a final note, get down to the family history centre in Kensington. Once you get started you will be hooked!

Explore your Black Ancestry

Part of Southwark Black History Month, two sessions introducing family research techniques. The  sessions will demonstrate the use of relevant websites and advise on which centres to visit. There will be time for everyone to start searching, there will be documents on display for handling, and  also plenty of group discussion. One of the discussion topics will be ‘oral tradition versus written records’.

Thursday 21st October 4.30 – 6.30: John Harvard Library

Saturday 23rd October 2.00 – 4.00: Peckham Library.

Booking details will be supplied nearer the time.

Solihull Black History Month 2010

Our aim for October 2010 Black History Month in Solihull is to produce an exhibition that covers the basics, engages the interest of those seeking to do Caribbean Family History research and providing ‘workshop’ opportunities to actually start and or extend their research/family tree on the day. 

We want to do something that is well received and can be repeated and grow from year to year.  Wouldn’t it be great if in a few years we all could be at the Who Do You Think You Are? family history show in 2011 in London manning a stand!?

If any of you are free to visit on the 31st of October then enter it in your diaries and come along.

Hopefully we’ll see you there.

If you would like to know more about the Solihull Caribbean Family History Group email me at cfhg_solihull@yahoo.co.uk

All the best
Carlston

Solihull Caribbean Family History Group at Solihull Black History Month 2010

The Solihull Caribbean Family Group are pleased to announce they will be participating in the Black History Month in October with a display and workshop at the Solihull Central  Library on Saturday 30th of October.

For more information about how to get involved with Solihull Black  History Month please email Owen McFarlane omcfarlane@solihull.gov.uk