NE Roots Get-togethers
While not a formal branch of the Society, the “North East Roots’ Chat” allow members from around the world to discuss their family trees, share experiences and provide help to other members.

All meetings are held on Zoom

Contact: Gillian, Jane, Jennie, Dennis and Kevin
Email: ne_roots@ndfhs.org.uk


Chats are held twice a month. The first is held on the Second Wednesday at 7pm. The second is held on the following Monday at 10am.
The different times allow members from the Americas and Australasia to join in.

A link to the meetings will be emailed to all members before the event.

Zoom have produced a number of videos on how to use Zoom, goto https://learn-zoom.us/show-me and look at the Zoom Meeting videos. In particular,

  • Join a meeting
  • Basic in-meeting navigation
  • Meeting Reactions and Nonverbal Feedback (Raise Hand)
  • Screen Sharing
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    Unless specifically requested by the presenter of the talk, all meetings will be recorded and made available to members in the Member’s Home Area of the Society’s website (Chat Videos). If you are concerned about being recorded, you can still take part in the get together. Just use a fictitious name when you connect to the meeting and turn off your video.

     

    Date Subject of Talk Speaker
    15th January 2024@10am Faraday, Frankenstein & Feminism: where family history and traditional history intersect David Irwin
    14th February 2024@7pm Online Repository Assistant (ORA) Alan Meadows
    19th February 2024@10am Writing Family History from a Distance Jane Williamson
    13th March 2024@7pm TBA Jennie Heckels
    18th March 2024@10am Wilson Hepple – a local artist Brian Waters
    10th April 2024@7pm Irish Ancestors Joyce Jackman
    15th April 2024@10am Irish Ancestors Joyce Jackman
    8th May 2024@7pm WeAre.xyz Simon Davies
    13th May 2024@10am WeAre.xyz Simon Davies
    12th June 2024@7pm DNA In Family History: Introduction and Examples Professor John E. Heckels
    17th June 2024@10am Historic Maps of Northumberland and Durham Laragh Quinney – National Library of Scotland

    If you do not live in the United Kingdom, you can find the local time using https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/personal.html

     


    (Last updated 21st February 2024)