Welcome to Jackies Newsletter
This is my first attempt at creating a newsletter, so I hope you will bear with me if I don’t get it right!
I know that some of our Groups send out their own newsletters, and I thought it would be a good idea if, in these unprecedented times, we keep in touch with our members here and abroad. ‘Lockdown’ has a very strange feeling, not only do you feel isolated, but you are bereft in some way from social contact. Thank Goodness for the Internet and social media!
One of the ways we are trying to keep in touch is holding online meetings and presentations using the ZOOM Presenting App.
Stourbridge group held their first online committee meeting recently, which was very successful, so this is something that our other Groups could look at.
Mike Sharpe, Chairman of our Bromsgrove Group, gave a very interesting inaugural presentation on “records before 1837” recently using ZOOM. The slides to his presentation are available in the Members area of the website.
Our next presentation will be on 17 June when Phil Lamb will be presenting “Maps & Mapping, Exploring for Family Historians”.
Full details of the talk and how to join is available on the Midland Ancestor website Click Here
Please note that we are restricted to 100 attendees, so if you are not able to join us, the presentation will be available on the website under the Members Area.
Available in Midland Ancestors shop, about 400 very detailed street maps of Birmingham and its surroundings that were surveyed by The Ordnance Survey around 1887-1888 have been filmed and digitally available. Street index available with pubs, post offices, police stations all listed. If a street you are interested in is not shown, or if it straddles more than one map, the Map Man can help out. See first the Index downloadable from the shop website Click Here
Massive Shop Stock Clearance Sale
See Website for Details, while stocks last