Education at Treetops

This page shows the Courses / Workshops that we run. If no date is shown, but you would like to join one of them, please Contact Us and we will register your interest. Select Education from the drop-down list if using the email form. If there is sufficient interest we will try and arrange a new date.

All 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. Please bring your own research as each course is restricted in numbers to allow your family history problems to be discussed.

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

Our next Workshop is –


Finding information and making notes is all part of researching your family history.

Perhaps you would like help in “Writing It Up”?

A workshop is to be held at Treetops on; – Tuesday 18th September 2018. 2 pm – 5 pm.

A charge of £5 (to include tea or coffee) is payable on the day

If you would like to attend, please Contact Us. If emailing, select ‘Education from the drop-down list. We will contact you either by email or if you wish to be contacted by phone, please leave your number and we will get back to you.

Our Beginners Workshop to date is proving very popular for those wishing to research their Ancestral Trail. Workshops are run for approximately 3 hours at a charge of £5 per person.

Topics include Census returns 1841 – 1911, Civil registration and the GRO index.

Other subjects to be arranged are:

Researching your Family History via the Internet

Organising and writing up your Family History Research

Dating Photographs,

Researching Wills & Probate

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

All our volunteers who are on hand have a wealth of knowledge and are enthusiastic to help you in your quest for finding your Ancestors.