Geneaology groupis formed in Belford
A new group has been set up for people interested in exploring their own family history and the heritage of north Northumberland.
The North Northumberland Genealogy Group held its inaugural meeting on January 19 in Belford and will meet monthly, excluding summer months.
Amongst the members are some whose ancestry is firmly rooted in morth Northumberland and others whose origins lie elsewhere but have now settled in this area.
The programme will include talks on local people and their achievements such as John Mackay Wilson, writer of the popular 19th century Tales of the Border and editor of the Berwick Advertiser, given by local historian Mike Fraser of Berwick.
The group will also be keeping up to date with developments in genealogy by looking at the various DNA tests on the market and what they can tell you.
Membership is available on an annual basis or you may come along for a single session.
If you’d like to develop your skills in family history and have a love of this wonderful part of the world why not come along and see what this new group has to offer?
The group’s next meeting is on Saturday, February 16 at 10am at Bell View Centre, West Street, Belford when Mike Fraser will give his talk mentioned above.