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 6 years ago as a self-help group using primarily the internet and this continues today. In those years the approach to our research has progressed from a somewhat chaotic paper and online method to a structured one using

We also use the many supporting websites that are available to us to both add and confirm the detail we have recorded so a working knowledge of computers is essential. Initially we had one group but as numbers increased we had to split into two with the more experienced in one group and the less experienced in the other.

In the last few years we have met each Monday morning at Priory Campus, but in early 2014 we made changes and we now have one group meeting at Priory Campus twice monthly but the more experienced group has moved to Dodworth Library and they meet on Wednesday mornings.

Opening Times

1st and 3rd  Monday 9.30am. Priory Campus

2nd and 4th Wednesday AM 11am - Emmanuel Church

2nd and 4th Wednesday PM 1pm - Emmanuel Church

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 per session

Published: 09 August 2019