Family History Day

Saturday 15th March 2014

Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole,
BH17 7EP

FREE Admission and FREE parking!
Light refreshments for sale
Level ground floor access to all areas
Your Programme may have won you a prize
A great day out for all the family!

The theme for this year’s event was
World War 1

Peter Hart has been oral historian at The Sound Archive of Imperial War Museum since 1981. Peter, who is also a Great War historian and author of eight books, gave a lecture on "Life in the Trenches on the Western Front". This talk used excerpts from oral history to try and show what life was like for ordinary people.

Andy Robertshaw is a military historian, museum curator, author, broadcaster and trained teacher (he was the military consultant on the film "War Horse"). Andy held a workshop/talk on "How to Research Your Ancestors Military History". Using real case histories Andy guided us through the various web sites and archives available to assist in our research.

New to Family History Research?:
David Gynes (Dorset FHS Chairman) gave a talk aimed at people who have just begun or wished to start their family history research.

There was also a 1st World War memorabilia exhibition.

See below for a list of Family History Societies from various counties in England and
Commercial Firms selling finding aids, storage materials, postcards,
Maps, Books and CDs who were present
Our Help Desk assisted you in your research

Anglo-Italian FHS
Barrie Rollinson Postcards
Bristol & Avon FHS
Cab Search
Dorset FHS
East of London FHS
Family & Community History Research Society
Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS)
Hampshire Genealogical Society
Longley Publications
My History
Newtown Design Services
Nostalgia Online
One Stop Genealogy
Poole Philatelic & Postcard Club
Quaker FHS
Romany & Traveller FHS
S&N Genealogy Supplies
Somerset & Dorset FHS
Steve Limburn WW1 Memorabilia
Sussex FHS
The Genealogist
The Rifles Museum
The Tank Museum
This Way Books & Cassini Maps
Verwood Historical Society
West Surrey FHS
Wessex Branch Western Front Association
Wiltshire FHS