West Lothian 50+ Network – Genealogy Group

Genealogy Group

Group Leaders: Betty Mooney/ Allan Dungavel
Meet: Wednesday 10.00am to 12.30pm in the I.T. Suite of the Partnership Centre

We take great pleasure in taking people back through the ages to research their Family Tree. In some cases, on this journey, it can pull at your heartstrings. You may find sadness in discovering that one of your Ancestors had ended up with their family in a Poor House. In days gone by, if you lived for example in a “tied” house, such as a miner’s cottage, should your husband be killed in a pit disaster or by natural causes within a few days the family would be put out of the house along with any furniture with nowhere to go. Some had parents who could take them in, along with your children but in many cases their houses were full with their own young children.

On the happier side you may find aunts and uncles, cousins, even in some cases a brother or a sister, which you never knew existed. On getting in touch with them, your family is immediately extended, which can bring great happiness and joy. To aid people on this “trip of a life time” and see the joy, when they find out about their Ancestors, gives us as much pleasure as them. It is also a wonderful thing to pass this information down to the next generation and the next and so on.

Life is full of surprises and many can be found on this journey. One of our past members said “this journey has opened doors I never knew were possible, including meeting family members I never knew I had.”

There is a waiting list at the moment but as one person completes their family tree a vacancy becomes available.

 

Diary Dates 2019

Members Monthly Meetings:

Saturday 21st Sept

Saturday 16th Nov

Coach Trips:

Sunday 29th September – Scone & Perth

Saturday 5th October – Walking Day in St Andrews

Wednesday 23rd October – Pitlochry & the Enchanted Forest

Tree Planting & Sausage Sizzle at Beecraigs: Sunday 22  September

Thrift Shop : 25th Sept – 2 October

Network Choir Concert: 7th & 8th October

Coffee Morning & Craft Fair: Saturday 19th October

Race Night: Thursday 31st October

St Andrew’s Dinner: Sat 30th November

Kristmas Krackers Concert: 12th December

Christmas Party: Sat 21st December

Holidays:

Seville: 7 – 14th October

Chester Christmas Markets: 22 -24th November

The Isle of Skye & The Kyle Line: Fri 3rd April – Tues 7th April 2020

Get in Touch

Tel: 01506-635510
Email: wlothian50plus@btconnect.com
Facebook: @westlothian50plusnetwork

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