Family History Day
Saturday 15th March 2014
Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole,
FREE Admission and FREE parking!
Light refreshments for sale
Level ground floor access to all areas
Your Programme may win you a prize
A great day out for all the family!
The theme for this year’s event will be
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, will give a lecture on "Life in the Trenches on the Western Front". This talk uses excerpts from oral history to try and show what life was like for ordinary people. The talk will take place in the Lecture Theatre during the morning and tickets will be sold for £1 each on a first come, first served basis on the day.
Andy Robertshaw is a military historian, museum curator, author, broadcaster and trained teacher (he was the military consultant on the film "War Horse"). Andy will hold a workshop/talk on "How to Research Your Ancestors Military History". Using real case histories Andy will guide you through the various web sites and archives available to assist you in your research. The workshop will take place in the morning and repeated in the afternoon and tickets, which will be limited for each session, will be sold for £1 on the day. Andy has also kindly ;offered to be available during the day to answer questions and give advice on military research.
New to Family History Research?:
David Gynes (Dorset FHS Chairman) will give a talk aimed at people who have just begun or wish to start their family history research. The talk is FREE and will take place in the lecture Theatre.
There will also be a 1st World War memorabilia exhibition. If you have any item that can be displayed, please see the notice on our Current News page
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 will be present
Our Help Desk will assist you in your research
|Barrie Rollinson Postcards|
|Bristol & Avon FHS|
|East of London FHS|
|Family & Community History Research Society|
|Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS)|
|Hampshire Genealogical Society|
|Newtown Design Services|
|One Stop Genealogy|
|Poole Philatelic & Postcard Club|
|Romany & Traveller FHS|
|S&N Genealogy Supplies|
|Somerset & Dorset FHS|
|Steve Limburn WW1 Memorabilia|
|The Rifles Museum|
|The Tank Museum|
|This Way Books & Cassini Maps|
|Verwood Historical Society|
|West Surrey FHS|
|Wessex Branch Western Front Association|