UPDATE: KFHS Zoom -v- In-person meetings

The group has recently discussed when it would like to return to in-person meetings and how it sees the future of the group.

It was decided to change to a light evenings/dark evenings model of meetings, where we will meet via Zoom through winter months and in-person during the Spring and Summer, although the precise arrangement for this is yet to be decided.

For the rest of 2021 we will continue to meet online (via Zoom) until Spring 2022.

This will affect the 2021 Programme and speakers are being approached to ask whether they are prepared to present their talks via Zoom, with those that are not being offered a postponement to next year. Please check the Calendar for the latest speakers and links to register for online meetings.

KFHS Zoom talk on 11 November

After postponing its meetings since April, Kenilworth Family History Society is holding a Zoom meeting on 11 November.

Jacqui Kirk: Roots Investigator
Jacqui Kirk is a Professional Genealogist, based in Warwickshire. If you’ve read any of the genealogy detective novels, such as the Morton Farrier ones by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, you may be wondering what does this occupation really entail, and is it really as dangerous for the genealogist as the novels suggest? The Kenilworth Group posed this question to Jacqui, and she agreed to tell us some of her experiences.

Registration is now open, via the Midland Ancestors Events Calendar:


Coronavirus – UPDATE (Sep-2020)

Kenilworth Family History Society (Midland Ancestors Kenilworth Branch) has now cancelled all meetings for 2020, on the advice of Midland Ancestors. Where possible our 2020 speakers have been pencilled-in for 2021.

Members have been keeping in touch through distribution of newsletters written by professional genealogist Jacqui Kirk, who in 2019 had begun working with our group to facilitate workshops on presenting our family stories. Her newsletters are available to view at her Trinity Family History Group website. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for future newsletters and news about the Kenilworth group, please email kenilworthfhs@gmail.com.

We are pleased to announce that Jacqui, who was also going to speak to our group in October about her work as a professional genealogist, will be giving her talk via Zoom on 11 November. Registration information will be published soon, but if you want to be advised, please email kenilworthfhs@gmail.com.

Coronavirus Crisis – UPDATE

In view of the Government’s latest guidance (www.gov.uk/coronavirus) and considering our group’s demographic, the Committee has decided on the following actions:

In the meantime, and looking on the bright side, we can all use this undisturbed time to research and write and we very much look forward to our next members’ evening!