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October 2017

The Genealogist

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Richard Yates will lead the meeting looking at The Genealogist website to examine data sets which are not available elsewhere. Contributions will be welcome from any regular users of that site.

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“Death and Resurrection – The Body Snatchers” – by Alec Tritton

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Students at Anatomical Schools required bodies for their medical studies. The only legitimate source was hanged felons, but these were not enough and so a trade began in body snatching, probably the most famous "snatchers" being Burke and Hare. Where did these bodies come from? How were they transported? What was the price for a body and where did they end up afterwards? A grisly business explained in the years before the advent of Civil registration. Alec Tritton has been…

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November 2017

My use of Family Historian

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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John Waters will illustrate how he uses Family Historian to work with his records. We will get an insight into an alternative to Family Tree Maker.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and QUIZ

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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DFHS Annual General Meeting followed by a light hearted QUIZ! A General Knowledge Quiz kindly organised by Monique and Nick featuring several rounds including Family History! Compete in teams for some interesting prizes!  Bring your "Thinking Caps"

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December 2017

Christmas Quiz

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Last year’s winner will provide us with another taxing offering. Can everyone bring along a small contribution to the refreshments.

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30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Come along to an evening of celebration of DFHS's 30th ANNIVERSARY!! FULL DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED  SOON

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January 2018

No meeting

2nd January 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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March 2018

Dorset Family History Society’s 30th Anniversary Family History Day

24th March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane
Poole, Dorset BH17 7EP United Kingdom
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We are once again hosting a Family History Day, this time to mark the 30th anniversary of the Society. We are very pleased to announce that Nick Barratt will be joining us again to give a talk, or maybe two. Nick is the current editor in chief of Your Family History Magazine but is more commonly known by his association with the 'Who Do You Think You Are' TV  programs. So, put a reminder in your diaries for next year,…

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