Education at Treetops

Whilst Treetops is closed  (due to Covid restrictions) we are unable to offer our range of courses or workshops.   Please revisit this page when we re-open for an update.

Meantime, if you would like to register interest in one of our future courses / workshops, or have suggestions of topics you would find useful please Contact Us (select Education from the drop-down list) and we will register your interest and suggestions.

When we can re-offer these, 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.  You are encouraged to bring any of your own research with you so that we can discuss any problems as a group.

We will offer a beginners course to help get you started and to cover topics such as census returns, civil registrations and the GRO index.

Other subjects might include

  • Writing up your research
  • Using the internet for your research
  • Wills and Probate
  • Dating photographs

There is a charge for our courses. You do not need to be a member of Dorset Family History Society or have Dorset roots to attend our Courses.

There will be short breaks during each course for tea / coffee which will be available at a small charge.