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Who do you think you are?

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Family History

Session Brief

Learning about your ancestors, celebrating family traditions, embracing your culture, and understanding where you came from can open your eyes to how beautiful and unique you are. This group will appeal to fans of shows like ‘Long Lost Family’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Whether you’re an active ancestorian or have no idea where you would start, Alan can guide you in researching your own family history. This session runs monthly on a Wednesday evening.


It’s lovely... It was quite something going back... I think 'this is where I drew my first breath'... It makes me feel very humble.

- Joanna Lumley

We all know that to stay

physically healthy we need our

5 A Day minimum of 400g

of fruit and vegetables.


At The Bee Tree Community

we also believe in 4 A Day;

to maintain our overall wellbeing

we need to pay attention to

not only our physical health,

but our emotional, mental

and spiritual health too:

The Bee Tree Community:

Part of your 4 A Day!

All our sessions at The Bee Tree Community are colour coded, so that you can see how each activity contributes to your 4 A Day and helps you to maintain your overall wellbeing.

Hover over the '4 A Day' cards to discover how discussing Family History can positively influence you.

Emotional Benefits

  • Lowers stress

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces depression

  • Improves confidence

  • Reduces feelings of loneliness

  • Increases self esteem

  • Improves motivation

  • Develops self expression


Physical Benefits

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Eases aches & pains

  • Increases energy levels

  • Improves appetite


Mental Benefits

  • Improves overall brain health

  • Calms the mind

  • Strengthens concentration & focus

  • Increases memory

  • Boosts mental alertness

  • Improves thinking

  • Develops communication abilities


Spiritual Benefits

  • Promotes positivity

  • Creates feelings of belonging

  • Provides a sense of purpose

  • Generates a sense of achievement

  • Creates feelings of happiness and contentment



Session Details

How Does

It Work?

Alan will explain and show you how to research your ancestors using the internet. Each session you will search births, deaths and marriages records and explore census, parish, miltary documents and many other sources of information. If you get stuck, Alan is on hand with ideas and helpful hints.

What Do

I Need?

You will need your laptop or mobile device, your session zoom link, a pad and pen.

What Do

I Do?

Each session Alan will start by asking 'what's new', encouraging you to share what you have found. He will then recap the basics of searching and you will get on with your searches, with Alan on hand if you need help, sharing tips, stories and information as we go along.