Our Next Meeting on 17th April at Old Coventrians Rugby Football Club

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Ben Nicholls – The Devils Daughter and Me       On-line talk

I have been researching my own family history since 2001. My paternal grandfather was a shadowy figure who died long before my birth and one day I realised that he represented a quarter of me that I knew nothing about. My journey started with my grandfather’s birth certificate. I have been on many journeys back through the centuries to the middle ages. I have travelled on a tide of documents and stories across Europe, and traced pioneers across far flung exotic lands. I have met some truly wonderful characters in my personal history journey, from war heroes to Jewish millionaires, divorcees to lunatics, skilled artisans to adventurers, and artists to socialites. Their colourful stories have thoroughly enriched my personal sense of identity, and I’m sure that embarking on a similar journey through time will do the same for you and your family too!