This page shows the Courses / Workshops that we run. If no date is shown, but you would like to join one of the Courses, please Contact Us and we will register your interest. Select Education from the drop-down list if using the email form. If there is sufficient interest we will try and arrange a new date.
All our courses have practical hints and tips, handouts, where to go for more information, looking & working with examples of documents. We also make full use of the library & collections in the Treetops Research Centre. Please bring your own research as each course is restricted in numbers to allow your family history problems to be discussed.
There will be short breaks during each course for tea / coffee which will be available at a small charge.
Our Beginners Workshop to date is proving very popular for those wishing to research their Ancestral Trail. Workshops are run for approximately 3 hours at a charge of £5 per person.
Topics include Census returns 1841 – 1911, Civil registration and the GRO index.
Other subjects to be arranged are:
Researching your Family History via the Internet
Organising and writing up your Family History Research
Researching Wills & Probate
You do not need to be a member of Dorset Family History Society or have Dorset roots to attend our Courses.
All our volunteers who are on hand have a wealth of knowledge and are enthusiastic to help you in your quest for finding your Ancestors.