Family History Fair

Jack joined crowds of local residents at the BAWA Club in Filton for Bristol & Avon Family History Society’s Family History Fair. The day was an opportunity for anyone who needs help or advice on family history matters to have face-to-face sessions with local experts and representatives of Bristol & Avon Family History Society (including the Sodbury Vale Group) and other societies including Devon, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset & Dorset, Weston-super-Mare & District, and Wiltshire. A number of local history societies and museums were also attending to allow visitors to gather more information on the work and living conditions that their ancestors may have experienced.

As a fan of history, Jack thought it was great to see so many engaging with their heritage and learning about our area’s past. Jack particularly enjoyed reading the research about the families who moved to the region as our aerospace industry began to boom.