Family History Group
The Family History Group
Welcome to the The Family History Group, which is a newly formed having had its first meeting in January 2022.
Our aim is to support members interest in their own and local family history. Local history, family history and genealogy are closely related areas of expertise. This group is designed to provide a forum to join these strands of work together.
Whether novice or expert your input to this group is very welcome, the only stipulation being that you are a member of the Newport & District History Society.
We hope to support members in their own work or on joint projects. These projects can open up new areas of interest and provide a platform to learn new skills.
The ‘Barnefield’ Project
Sparked by some transcription work, by one of our newest archive volunteers, we have kicked off our first project exploring the history of the Barnefield family of Newport. This has potential to make us more familiar with the local history of Newport going back to at least the 1300s and then following this family forwards.
And so this project will take our volunteers firmly into medieval genealogy which holds its own challenges and will require a small team to cover all the varied aspects of the related local history.