Family History



Contact            marian bangs   email:

Contact            sue broad   email:             

Date and Time    1st Tuesday each month, 2:15pm to 4:30pm (EXCLUDING JANUARY & AUGUST)      


The Family History Group meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month ( except January & August) from 2.15- 4.00pm in Chesham Town Hall. We welcome anyone with an interest in Family History.

If you are just starting out on your research and need help or advice please speak to the Convenors who will introduce you to one of our experienced members who will be more than happy to help, either at the meeting or on a one to one basis. We have a small library and new members information sheets at the meetings.

We usually have speakers at our meetings and occasional members days.

Our website has not been updated for some time however U3a members interested in starting their own Family History will still find a lot of useful information on the Chess Valley U3a Web Site. Look on the left hand side of the page under 'Groups' 'Family History' Follow the instructions.

Information Centre   

This year we are updating our Website, however you can access all the information as most of it is standard advice and is very helpful to all members. It will change over the year to include a pack for beginners, which at the moment is only available in hard copy at the meeting, so keep your eye open for updates.


click here to access the information centre


Current Programme

4th april Ann Ford  - Gypsy History
2nd may

Alan Gray - My fathers unusual WW1 history

19th June Tom Doig - Military Uniforms
4th July Antony Marr - The work of a Professional Genealogist
1st august

The 'Brothers' Tour' External visit to The Charterhouse, Smithfield (Booking required)

5th september Julian Hunt                  Workhouses in Bucks
3rd october

Ian Waller Study Day  - How to use ‘Discovery’ the N.Achive Website (10.00 – 4.00pm with lunch) (Booking required)

7th november Colin Chapman - Researching in Newspapers
5th december

Members Day Christmas Social