Research Meetings

The Lewes History Group encourages members to carry out their own research projects, or participate in group undertakings, and supports them with research meetings to review progress and develop expertise.

Research meetings are generally held in the small meeting room at the King’s Church, Lewes. Courses are also listed below.

Research Meetings 2018

29 January Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
21 May Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
4 + 11 September Beginners’ Guide to Tracing Your Family History Mat Homewood

Research Meetings 2017

16 May Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland

Research Meetings 2016

1 February Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
22 February Historical documents: crime Christopher Whittick
21 March Historical documents: conveyancing Christopher Whittick
18 April Historical documents: Manorial Courts records Christopher Whittick
28 April Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
16 May Historical documents: Parish records Christopher Whittick
20 June Historical documents: private letters Christopher Whittick
25 August Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
5 December Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland

Research Meetings 2015

23 February Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
1 June Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
15 June Historical documents: learning to read Christopher Whittick
29 June Historical documents: language + dates Christopher Whittick
7 September Historical documents: birth + death records Christopher Whittick
21 September Historical documents: Wills Christopher Whittick
19 October Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland
2 + 4 November Family History Workshop Mat Homewood

Research Meetings 2014

Monday 20 January Genealogy; the technique, its strengths and weaknesses Mathew Homewood
25 February + 4 March Oral History Training Sarah Hitchings + Jenny Stewart
Monday 22 September Dating Victorian and Edwardian photographs David Simkin
3 November Street Stories research meeting Ian McClelland

Research Meetings 2013

Monday 17 June Ale and Hearty project – volunteer contributions Nikita Benge
Monday 1 July Street Stories project meeting Ian McClelland
Monday 11 September Street Stories project meeting Ian McClelland
Monday 16 September Communicating history to young audiences Helen Chiasson, Kate Hickmott
Monday 18 November Oral history; the technique, its strengths and weaknesses Sarah Hitchings