Branch Questionnaire, 2013
In September we sent questionnaires to all of the members living in ME1 - ME9 postcode areas.
Of the 160 which were sent out 111 were returned, making a 69% response.
Excellent, thank you to all who replied.
Q How long have you been a member of KFHS?
A 10+ years - 50, 6-10 years - 30, 1-5 years - 28, less than 1 year - 3.
Q Do you have single or joint membership?
A 78 single, 28 joint, 5 no reply
Q Please state first part of your postcode
A Postcode No sent Replies Percentage response
ME1 21 18 86%
ME2 30 25 83%
ME3 7 6 86%
ME4 7 4 57%
ME5 27 16 59%
ME6 4 1 25%
ME7 14 7 50%
ME8 38 29 76%
ME9 12 5 42%
Not stated 1
Q Why did you join KFHS?
A 94 hoped to get assistance with their research
57 wanted to attend talks
50 to meet other researchers
16 to obtain discount on CDs
10 to assist with transcription work
1 hoped an expert could be available to give advice
1 to learn about history of Medway Towns and its people
1 to be a KFHS volunteer at MALSC
Q Do you attend meetings?
A 49 attend as many as they can
41 have never been to a meeting
16 can no longer attend
Q TIming of meetings
A 55 want weekday afternoons to continue
11 would like weekday evenings
9 would like Saturday afternoons
12 liked the suggestion of summer evenings and winter afternoons
21 had no preference
Q Would you prefer meetings at Frindsbury Parish Hall or Strood Library?
A 22 Strood
48 no preference
5 another venue.
Q Have you been on a coach trip to Kew?
A 37 members go on some trips
14 said date/time inconvenient
5 have never been to Kew
14 would go if there was someone to ‘show them the ropes’
8 would go on a Saturday trip
14 think most records are on-line
1 member thinks the trips are too expensive
1 member would like more coach trips
Q Do you use the Branch website?
A 30 have used it for details of meetings and coach trips
30 have used it for reference material
27 were unaware that we have a website
5 found it unhelpful
Many members did not answer this question.
Q Did you attend the transcription afternoon in January?
A 10 attended of whom 8 enjoyed it and would like it repeated
60 could not attend
14 members are interested in transcription work
Q Would you be interested in Social events?
A 63 would be interested - depending on what was offered
38 would not be interested
We also received a lot of useful comments and suggestions which were discussed fully by the committtee and feedback was given at the January 2013 Branch meeting. Thank you to everyone who contributed.