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Current Projects

The Metcalfe Society is currently run by a VERY small group of volunteers who find some time to help run the society and coordinate and participate in the projects.  

There are a number of ongoing projects that are currently in progress as below.   Please follow the links to find out more about each project to see how they can be of interest and value to you. Also please take a look at the ‘Volunteering Opportunities’ to see how you can help just a little bit to support these projects - even if you could spare just a couple of hours a month, for example. There are a vast range of skills needed. Every little helps!


Family Trees

We ask members to send a copy of their Family Trees to the Society. The details of the individuals of the family tree are checked and incorporated into the main Metcalfe ‘Mecca Index’ and help to provide a wider picture of an individual and their family.  



The Wills project is a team of volunteers transcribing wills and making   them available to members for research via the Members Room.  



From your DNA you can discover where your ancient ancestors came from around the world. For instance how much of your DNA is Native American, Jewish or African? This is not like traditional genealogy and does not provide information on tracing present day relatives. Find out more and what is involved in this new project that uses the latest in DNA testing.  


Metcalfes in the First World War

This project is aimed to record and publish information about what your ancestors were doing at the time of the First World War. Not only those of them in the armed forces or nursing, but those who remained at home, perhaps on the land or working in munitions.  



You may be looking for a particular Metcalfe in a particular parish ..... and so need to do some research? STOP! Before you get started.... someone may have already done the research and sent it to The Society, and therefore completed the work for you!!! Search the ‘List of Lists’ to find out if that data has already been researched.


Where in the World

The name ‘Metcalfe’ (and all spelling variants of course) appears all around the world - whether they are shops, streets, towns, companies, famous people etc. Take a look at Where in the World   you can see the Metcalfe name.

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