current news

Drop in Family History

Representatives of the Society will be at Canford Cliffs Library for their Drop in Family History Day from 10.15 am -12.15 pm on Tuesday 8th December.

Family History Day 2016

Preparations are continuing for this event on Saturday, 12th March 2016.

Details can be found on the dedicated page for the Family History Day.


We have vacancies for a number of important roles in the Society.

Fairs organiser - Ann Capon is going to give up this post (not sales) after our Family History Day (12th March 2016). However, she would like someone to shadow her for a while with a view to taking on the post, with help & guidance from her if needed, from anytime soon. Further details of what is involved will appear in the next Journal.

Journal Editorial Team - At least one additional person is required to support the work of producing the quarterly Journal. With modern technology this does not need to be confined to the area around Treetops.

Computer Group Coordinator - To arrange subjects and speakers at the monthly Computer Group meetings.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles, please Contact us (during normal office hours) or by email.

Parish Chest

The owners of this online shop, from which the Society has sold many items over the years, have decided to retire and the shop closed its doors to customers on Monday 10th August 2015.

Whilst all efforts have been made to remove links and references from this web site, it is possible that reference will remain in Society documentation until such time as re-printing is required.

We have recently learnt that the business has been sold, but it has been decided not to sign up with the new owners.

Our online shop at GenFair is unaffected by this.