Family History


Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Barnsley, S71 5PN

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Family History with the U3A

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Family History within Barnsley U3A started more than 11 years ago as one self-help group at Priory Campus using both paper records and the internet with Robert Green as the original coordinator. As numbers grew it was agreed to “split” into two separate groups and Mike Pease became coordinator of the original Priory group and Robert Green continued as coordinator of the new group initially at Emmanuel Methodist Church and then at Dodworth library.

All research is now done on an internet basis using for both developing and saving individual family trees and record searching and Find My Past for research. We also use the many supporting websites that are available to us to both add and confirm the information found so a working knowledge of computers is essential. We have access to a small number of laptops belonging to Priory Campus for our group meetings but ownership of a personal laptop/tablet/iPad is preferred.

Opening Times

1st and 3rd  Monday 9.30am. Priory Campus


Contact Details

Contact name: Mike Pease

Role: Coordinator

Phone number: 01226 891130

Mobile number:


Address details:

Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Barnsley, S71 5PN

Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Rd, S75 1DT

Other Details

Cost: Membership of U3A is necessary £12 per year £1.50 per session

Published: 09 August 2019