Quaker Family History Society
                                                                             Registered Charity No. 1100843

Blackheath Friends Meeting House, Lawn Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9LL,
Saturday 15th July 2017
The 2017 QFHS London Meeting and AGM will be held at Blackheath Friends Meeting House, Lawn Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9LL. It is 300 metres from Blackheath Train Station. Buses: 54, 89, 108, 202 go to Blackheath Village, from where there is a 300 metres walk to the Meeting House.

The programme is outlined below.Our Committee Members start the morning. Jon Wicken will bring you uptodate with online resources you may find useful. Members will be pleased to hear our Transcription Project is now underway. If you have expressed an interest in taking part you will have been invited to Skype discussions. Ben will provide us with an update on this useful undertaking.

We are very pleased to announce Maggie Waldman as the winner of our Margaret Bennett Award for 2017 for her project to provide a new biography on Henry S. Newman. Those who attended our Leominster Meeting last year will have heard a little about him. Maggie is coming to receive her award and give us an update on her project.

The formal business meeting will take place in the afternoon, with time also for discussion. We were approached a year or so ago by our main afternoon speaker Andrew Fincham eager to make use for his research of the Digest Registers we produced on CDs. He tells us they proved very useful and is coming along to tell us about it and what he found.

This is a free event. All are welcome but only QFHS Members can take part in the AGM business. Please let us know if you will be coming.

PROGRAMME for the day
10.30    Arrive - tea/coffee & biscuits
10.55    Welcome
11.00 - 11.30 Jon Wicken: Online resources – what’s new
11.30 - 12:00 Ben Beck: Transcription Project update
12.00 - 13.00 Maggie Waldman: Margaret Bennett Award presentation & her Henry S Newman biography update

13.00 -14.00 Lunch break
             Please bring your own sandwiches or use nearby cafes. Tea and Coffee will be available

14.00 - 14:30 The formal AGM Business and Election of Officers & committee for 2017-18
                       Note:- Proxy voting is now available. A form was sent to all members with the March                        QC Magazine. If you cannot attend & wish to vote please return by post or email                                to arrive before the 15th July
Includes extra time to discuss
  • where we are with Proxy votes
  • constitution allowing outside London AGMs
  • current situation with committee

  • 15:00 - 16:00 Andrew Fincham: Research using BMD Records
    16:00     Wrap up and departure
    In accordance with Clause 5b of the Constitution nominations for officers and committee should be submitted in writing to the Secretary no later than 24th June 2017