RFHG Online Programme Jan-Apr 2021 

11 January       Transcribing:  How we transcribe the Parish Registers.

18 January       Talk: John Hanson on Census Substitutes 

 25 January       Members discuss their ‘brickwalls.’

1 February       Online tutorial: RootsTec – The Family Search Wiki

8 February       Committee Meeting.

15 February     Talk: Jackie Depelle on Researching House History. 

22 February     ‘How to….’ session presented by Christine.

1 March           Transcribing with Zoom help available

8 March           Members’ Evening

15 March        Talk: Sarah Williams, editor of WDYTYA magazine on Giving your Research the WDYTYA Treatment.

22 March         Library session cancelled

29 March         Question & Answer session

5 April Easter

Some of you may have the impression that using Zoom is complicated and difficult. You may think you have to set up a Zoom account, sign in to join meetings, have a webcam etc. But it’s not true!! To make things clear, here is the advice from Zoom themselves:

Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are just joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account.

How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link in your invitation or by going to and entering in the meeting ID.

Do I have to have a webcam to join on Zoom?
While you are not required to have a webcam to join a Zoom Meeting, you will not be able to transmit video of yourself. You will continue to be able to listen and speak during the meeting, share your screen, and view the webcam video of other participants.  If you do not have a microphone you can listen to the speaker/participants and add comments using the written “chat” function.