Members research – ALBERT DAVIS PREBBLE Stockbroker and Sportsman

This is the first in a series of stories associated with our members’ research – contributed by Sandra. Was born on 23 October 1873 in London and educated at Kings College.  A stockbroker… Continue reading

Dates of meetings for 2014 agreed

The meeting dates for 2014 are: Wed 22 January Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 March Wed 30 April Monday 19 May Tuesday 17 June Wednesday 16 July

October meeting to explore Mocavo

The October meeting is Tuesday 22 October. We’ll be finalising our Christmas lunch arrangements and then exploring genealogical search engine extraordinaire: www.    

Family History at the Local History Fair

Many thanks to all who helped with our stand at Leamington’s Local History Fair on the 21st September.  We seemed to be fairly busy all day and I certainly ended up hoarse.  A… Continue reading

Dublin Crown Jewels cause sleepless night

Last Monday’s talk on the Dublin Crown Jewels in the form of a UCOS briefing was enjoyed by the members who all racked their brains to provide a solution to this hundred year… Continue reading

The Dublin Crown Jewels Mystery

As you may recall I had to cancel the talk I was giving on Sir Arthur Vicars and the Dublin Crown Jewels Mystery in May and decided to give it at our September… Continue reading

STOP PRESS – July meeting date changed

The meeting scheduled for 4 July when we were going to explore the new website at has been postponed until Monday 15 July.  There will now be cakes!

Boer War Reminiscences

Jacqui’s grandfather William Alfred Williamson was born in 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent. He joined the Leicestershire Regiment at the age of 18 and was sent out to South Africa in the summer… Continue reading

Try out the new familysearch website

At the meeting on 4 July we will be investigating the new Familysearch website.  This site has had a radical overhaul in the last month and now incorporates a facility to upload and… Continue reading


After a break of over a year I have taken the bit between my teeth again and made a resolution to post regularly.  In the meantime the group has been meeting regularly and… Continue reading