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North of England

About the NESIG group

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The North of England group's interests cover half the counties of England - from Northumberland and Cumbria in the far north, to the northern counties of the Midlands - and all who have ancestral connections to those counties are welcome.

We have been going strong for more than 10 years. The inaugural meeting of the new group was held on 18 March 2001. John Parker agreed to be the first Convenor, Joan Malpass became the Minutes Secretary and Sheila Van De Poll became the first Treasurer. Christine Ross initiated the Bygone Times newsletter. We started our second decade with our own logo. In red, white and blue (for England) it is the Tudor rose (a combination of the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York) inside a cog, symbol of the industrial revolution that began in the north of England in the second half of the 18th century.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Sundays of March, June, September and December, starting at 10.00am.  We follow a program designed to improve our knowledge about this vast area and its people, and give all members the opportunity to contribute.

After a short meeting to discuss any matters of business, members are invited to participate in the activities planned for the meeting. This may be training in the use of WAGS facilities or searching in the library for information about your northern ancestors. At some meetings one or more members give short presentations on an aspect of the north such as its people, places or activities. At most meetings time is given for members to provide a brief overview of their recent research, whether they've found some stepping stones or are stymied by a dry stone wall or two. 

Our quarterly newsletter - the BYGONE TIMES - contains information about many aspects of the northern counties of England. It is circulated by email and back copies are gradually being published in the Members Only section on this website. Contributions from members of the group are very welcome.

Even if you are not from the north yourself, but have ancestors who lived or worked in the northern counties, we would be delighted if you joined us. Please email us with any enquiries.

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017 12:05

Contacts & next meeting NESIG

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Contacts

Convenor:                     Tony Turner

Email:                            SIGS Contacts - Convenor - North of England SIG

Newsletter Editor:      Tony Turner

Email:                            Editor - BYGONE TIMES

 

Meetings:

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Sundays of March, June, September and December, starting at 10.00am.

 

 
 
Next Meeting: Sunday 10th September 2017 - 10.00 am

 The topic for the September meeting:

Convenor Tony Turner and members of the committee will be assisting members to use the WAGS facilities more effectively. After initial business has been done we will have morning tea and then the group will go into Units 5 and 6 to learn to use the printed material in the Library more effectively and become more skilled in using the WAGS computer resources as well as other material such as the microfiche collection. During this time group members can discuss with each other how their research is progressing or try to find that key bit of information to knock down a brick wall..

 
 
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:09

The Counties NESIG covers

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Northern counties

  • Cumberland
  • Durham
  • Lancashire
  • Northumberland
  • Westmorland
  • Yorkshire

North Midland counties

  • Cheshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire

and, we also cover

  • Isle of Man

    See Map here >> British Towns and Villages Network web site

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:48

    Recent NESIG meetings

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    Items of interest from recent NESIG meetings

     

    Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:44

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