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Zoom In!!!

....... to a live online talk on Wednesday 26 August at 7.30pm using Zoom. The speaker is Mike Tyler, Curator of The Yorkshire Museum of Farming who will be talking about The Women’s Land Army.

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) began during World War 1, and was called up again in 1939. By 1944 there were 80,000 women working on farms across the country.

They did every kind of farm work from driving tractors to milking cows and harvesting wheat, they also worked in the forests cutting down trees. Despite their efforts and the vital part they played in the war, the WLA was not officially recognised for their work until 2008 when they were issued with a badge from DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A week later, our AGM will be on Wednesday 2nd September at 7.30pm, also available using Zoom.

Following the business part of the meeting there will be a talk about “Researching your family tree when you are adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?” By Dr. Penny Walters, an author and international speaker on a variety of genealogy topics.

Dr. Penny Walters said, “My talk will look at the invaluable information that can be revealed to adopted people through DNA testing, to supplement any paper trail. I will discuss the excitement, pain and practical realities of researching a ‘new’ family. I will reflect on my own adoption story, and discuss ethical dilemmas that can arise.”

Please let Geoff King (members@ryedalefamilyhistory.org) know if you wish to attend either or both of these meetings, and he will send you an email with a link and instructions.

Our next 'Road Show' events
Subject to Corona Virus conditions,
all of these events may be cancelled
Please check this page again for future updates

The Library
Saturday 21st March

10am to 1pm

Rugby Club
Saturday 13th June
10am to 1pm

The Library
Saturday -- August (TBA)
10am to 1pm

Drop in and see what it's all about!

Please come back here for updates

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We have organised a visit to the Archives at the North Yorkshire County Records Office at Northallerton. The visit will be on Wednesday April 22nd,    A new date is to be arranged for this visit.

 starting at 10.30,  and will cost just £3 per head. After a tour in the morning, it will be possible by prior arrangement, to do some personal research in the afternoon.

Information about NYCRO can be found at https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/county-record-office

If you are interested in joining this visit, please let Wendy Barker know as numbers are limited. 01653 628132 or email members@ryedalefamilyhistory.org