Meetings & Events

The Society holds its main meetings in Bristol, with sub-group meetings in Bath.  These meetings are free and open to the public.

Bristol

We meet at the BAWA Leisure Centre, Southmead Road, Bristol BS34 7RG. We also hold online meetings using the Zoom video conferencing service. Meetings are normally held on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise notified. Free parking is available.  The Talk Presentation begins at 7.30pm, but the bookstall, storage materials and a Help Desk are available from 7pm. No meetings are held in July or August.

Bath

The Bath Sub-Group meets at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN, on the fourth Monday of most months.  Some meetings take place online using the Zoom video conferencing service. The Talk Presentation begins at 7.30pm. There is pay-and-display parking at Charlotte Street car park about a five minute walk away. Some on-street free car parking is available in the vicinity after 7.00pm.  No meetings are held in August.

March 6, 2021

Bath Meeting September 202107:30pm September 27th, 2021

This meeting has been cancelled

We regret that this meeting has been cancelled owing to the speaker being “called away” at the last minute and it hasn’t been possible to book a replacement.

July 20, 2021

Bristol Meeting October 202107:30pm October 11th, 2021

The Women that built Bristol

Jane Duffus

Covid restrictions permitting, this will be a “face-to-face” meeting at the British Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) in Southmead Road. We are hoping to film this event and make the recording available on our Drop Box account for members who are unable to attend.

March 6, 2021

Bath Meeting October 202107:30pm October 25th, 2021

Bath Quays Exhibition

Cai Mason

Covid restrictions permitting, this will be a “face-to-face” meeting at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

July 20, 2021

Bristol Meeting November 202107:30pm November 8th, 2021

Grounds for Grave Concern

Dr Helen Frisby and Dr Stuart Prior

Covid restrictions permitting, this will be a “face-to-face” meeting at the British Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) in Southmead Road. We are hoping to film this event and make the recording available on our Drop Box account for members who are unable to attend.

March 6, 2021

Bath Meeting November 202107:30pm November 29th, 2021

The Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy

Penny Walters

This meeting will be a Zoom event. Invitations and joining instructions will be issued to members (via email) about 1 week prior to the event.

August 15, 2021

Bristol Meeting December 202107:30pm December 13th, 2021

FILM: Through Ticket to New York – An account of the funding and construction of the Great Western Railway.

FILM: Edward’s Guide – Based on a 200 year-old book about Bristol.

Gordon Young

Covid restrictions permitting, this will be a “face-to-face” meeting at BAWA.

August 16, 2021

Bath Meeting December 202107:30pm December 13th, 2021

To be confirmed.

Arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time.  Please watch this space for further details.

August 15, 2021

Bristol Meeting January 202207:30pm January 10th, 2022

The 1939 Register Explained

John Hanson

This meeting will be a Zoom event. Invitations and joining instructions will be issued to members (via email) about 1 week prior to the event.

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting January 202207:30pm January 31st, 2022

1921 Census

Myko Cleland (Find My Past)

This will be via Zoom by invitation only.  An email will be sent to all members with joining details.

August 15, 2021

Bristol Meeting February 202207:30pm February 14th, 2022

My Average Ancestors and the records they generated.

Ian Waller

This meeting will be a Zoom event. Invitations and joining instructions will be issued to members (via email) about 1 week prior to the event.

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting February 202207:30pm February 21st, 2022

The Cleveland Pools

Sally Helvey

This will be via Zoom by invitation only.  An email will be sent to all members with joining details.

August 16, 2021

Bristol Meeting March 202207:30pm March 14th, 2022

To be confirmed

Arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time.  Please watch this space for further details.

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting March 202207:30pm March 28th, 2022

Bath Abbey Footprint

Cai Mason

 

August 16, 2021

Bath Meeting April 202207:30pm April 25th, 2022

To be confirmed.

Arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time.  Please watch this space for further details.

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting May 202207:30pm May 23rd, 2022

The Theatres of Bath

Andy Burden

 

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting June 202207:30pm June 27th, 2022

AGM followed by Presenting your Family History to Future Generations

Steve Ralph

 

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting July 202207:30pm July 25th, 2022

Was Your Ancestor Really Married?

Colin Chapman

 

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting September 202207:30pm September 26th, 2022

An Introduction to Chancery Records

Susan Moore

 

August 16, 2021

Bath Meeting October 202207:30pm October 31st, 2022

To be confirmed.

Arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time.  Please watch this space for further details.

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting November 202207:30pm November 28th, 2022

TBC – Life and Times of the Record Office

Anne Buchanan

 

July 17, 2021

Bath Meeting December 202207:30pm December 12th, 2022

Family History Quiz

Len Liechti