Our evening tonight was interesting from the start. Long time member Lesley Holligan and confessed genealogist demonstrated to our group how to trace your family history.

Showing her own extensive family tree dating back to the 1700s.  Lesley took the members through the various genealogy sites and public record sites to demonstrate how to view official records, parish records and military.

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All these sources lead to discovery after discovery and it was obvious that this could become very addictive.

The members thanked Lesley for her insights and as always we look at a subject from the view of how a writer could use this knowledge to their benefit: an old family murder or a strange relative unknown and just discovered. There are many potential avenues to weave this into a story.