On Saturday 14th October 2023, between 10am and 4.30pm the Suffolk Family History Society will be holding a fair, at The Hold, Ipswich. There will be fascinating talks, plus interesting displays and stalls from family history and related organisations.

The programme will be:
10:20 Suffolk Archives and Ancestry
10:40 Beginning your Family History
11:30 Researching Huguenot Ancestors
12:15 Break
13:30 Researching before parish registers
14:45 Break
15:10 How to make the most of DNA

Special Guests

Judith Berry, from the Suffolk Archives. ‘Beginning your Family History’… Where do you start? Based on our experiences, I’ll be looking at the top 10 things to do to start your research, whether you’re Suffolk born or not!

Sandra Robinson is a Huguenot ancestry specialist. The Walloons and the Huguenots were French-speaking Calvinist-Protestants who fled persecution in Flanders and France from the mid-16C onwards. Why? How? When? Could I have Walloon and/or Huguenot ancestry?

Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist, author, member of FFHS, AGRA and the Society of Genealogists. Pre 1600 research, before parish registers, what is available and where. A guide and encouragement.

Peter Calver, founder of LostCousins, has been working with DNA since 2012. ‘How to make the most of DNA- the only record that can’t lie!’ Peter will explain what works, what doesn´t, and how to keep it simple.

When: Saturday 14th October 2023, 10am to 4.30pm.
Where: The Hold, 131 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1LN. Car parks nearby.
Cost: Free!

Join the Suffolk Family History Society (SFHS).

Benefits of membership include:

  • Quarterly Suffolk Roots Journal
  • Discount on CD’s and downloads
  • Members Help Page
  • Extra resources on website
  • 4 groups in Suffolk with monthly meetings
  • Monthly free Zoom presentations
  • Parish register transcripts available

Check out the SFHS  website or follow them on Facebook.