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)      


We meet on the first Tuesday of the month in Chesham Town Hall from 2.15- 4.30pm. Anyone with an interest in Family History or Social History are welcome. Throughout the year we try to cater for all levels of interest and experience.

There was no meeting in January so our February meeting proved popular. One of our U3a members, Peter Schweiger, told a moving story of how his Family who were very prosperous in Germany had to leave their possessions behind and make a new life for themselves in England unfortunately some of his ancestors weren't so lucky and lost their lives in a POW camps.

Going back to their old house one of his uncles retrieved two paintings still in their frames that their old nanny had hidden in a hole in the ground.

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.

Information Centre   

Our information page has not been updated recently but the information on it is still applicable. A New Members information pack is available to view at our monthly meetings  

click here to access the information centre


Current Programme

5th march Antony Marr - Beyond the Census, bridging that gap
2nd april

Members Day - Your problems, how to record your information, free search sites.

7th may Colin Oaks – TBA