On Sunday 20th September Becky and I attended the Buxton U3A Family History Conference at The Palace Hotel in Buxton. Over 200 budding family historians attended the event. We were just one of many exhibitors, being joined by family history societies from neighbouring counties.
We were particularly interested to see so many ‘out of county’ people there, those who lived outside of Derbyshire but had links to the county through their family history.
It was the second time we have attended the annual conference and it was a great day. We enjoyed talking to everyone about their research and about what they could find at the record office. From the positive response we received we know we shall see many people again when they visit the office to use our resources.
“I’ve been to Matlock, its tremendous what you have, its fantastic” (member of the public)
“If you don’t use Derbyshire Record Office, you should!” (speaker during talk on Non Conformist records)
For information on Buxton U3A see their website http://www.u3asites.org.uk/buxton