Dorset FHS has been invited to the following events, and hopes to be represented at the events marked with an * (it depends on sufficient volunteers being available to run the stall). We try to bring our Parish Register indexes (it isn’t always possible) for you to view.

A full list of known Family History Fairs, events and activities can be found on the online calendar of GENEVA (GENealogical EVents and Activities) which is run on behalf of GENUKI and the Federation of Family History Societies.

Please check dates prior to visits in case of change.


6 – 8 April Who Do You Think You Are? Live The NEC, Birmingham
* 8 – 9 April (Sat –Sun) Devon Newfoundland Heritage Forum County Hall, Exeter
Saturday 10th June 10.00 – 3.00 Wiltshire FHS Open Day Steam Museum of Great Western Railway, Great Western Hall, Swindon
Saturday 29th July Buckinghamshire FHS Open Day The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH
Saturday 9th September Bristol & Avon FH fair BAWA Conference Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
Saturday 7th October Oxfordshire Family History Fair The Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
* Sunday 8th October Hampshire Genealogical Society Everest Academy, Basingstoke
 * Saturday 4th November
10.00 – 4.30
West Surrey FHS Fair & Open Day Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BH

Fairs organiser – Ann Capon has now given up this post (not sales).

We particularly need an organiser / coordinator – there are people willing to go to fairs on occasions, just no-one to sort out which ones & where etc. Further details of what is involved appeared in the September 2015 Journal.

Helpers are always required, either living locally to the Fair or willing to travel with whoever is taking the sales table to a Fair. If you can help, please Contact Us. Experience is not important as there is always guidance on hand. Time is given for helpers to visit other stalls, which are always of interest.