Just a reminder that a group of people from Canada, USA, Australia, NZ, Portugal, Germany
and the UK with Yorkshire ancestors are getting together in York between July 8-22nd this
year. We plan on furthering our research at the many different archive offices, have a
few interesting coach side trips, walks around York, behind the scenes visits to
Borthwick, as well as researching there. (Borthwick is within walking distance from where
we will be staying. People can elect to take part in the Family History Workshop,
"Writing your History". This is not a lecture from a speaker, but an actual
workshop. You can pick and choose which or any of the events that may interest you. The
program is optional. We will have plenty of time to have fun on our own or with others.
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We are staying in 10 bedroom houses very near York University. Buses nearby go directly
into York. The bedrooms are single, being decent in size and are furnished with bed,
wardrobe, desk and sink in each room. Shared facilities include a large well equipped
kitchen. Often we are so busy that breakfast is the only meal we all seem to eat there.
However, preparing all of your meals is also a way to minimize the cost of this get
together. We have a laundromat and a store within a couple minutes walk. Heslington
Village is a 7-10 minute walk. We often use the Charles X11 as a place for some social
gathering. Don't have to be a drinker to enjoy the company there.
Some people are coming as couples, but many of them are coming solo. Don't worry if
you don't know anyone as the group is a very friendly bunch.
We have been offering rooms on a weekly basis from either July 8-15th or July 15th-22nd.
Cost of the rental of a single bedroom is only 70 pounds per week. You can't beat
those rates. If anyone is interested in any info about this event or would like more
info, please contact me offlist.
We also have a few rooms that we will offer on a 2 night minimum basis. Maybe you are
able to only come for the workshop or maybe you would like to take part in one of our side
trips. Take a look at the program on the website mentioned. The cost of a 2 night
minimum stay is 15 pounds per room per night or a minimum of 30 pounds per person. This
alternative may appeal to people in the UK who cannot spend the full week with us. Please
let me know ASAP.
If anyone wishes further info, please contact me offlist.