Dorset FHS has been invited to the following events, and hopes to be represented at the events marked with an * (it depends on sufficient volunteers being available to run the stall). We try to bring our Parish Register indexes (it isn’t always possible) for you to view.

A full list of known Family History Fairs, events and activities can be found on the online calendar of GENEVA (GENealogical EVents and Activities) which is run on behalf of GENUKI and the Federation of Family History Societies.

Please check dates prior to visits in case of change.


* Saturday 24th March 10.00 – 3.00 Dorset FHS Family History Day More details
* 5th & 6th May 10.00 – 4.30 The Name Event
DFHS will be attending on 5th May only. Tickets must be bought in advance.
ILEC Exhibition & Conference Centre, IBIS Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
* Saturday 12th May 10.00 – 3.00 Wiltshire Family History Day Wilton Community Centre
Saturday 9 June 9.30 – 5.00 `20 Years on The West Country Revisited Migration Special` Loders Village Hall, Loders
* Saturday 30th June 10.00 – 3.30 SWAG Fair Swindon Museum of Steam
* Sunday 1st July Noon – 4.30 Broadstone Family Fun Day Broadstone Recreation Ground off Lower Blandford Road BH18 8EA
* Saturday 22nd September Somerset and Dorset AGM Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne
Saturday 6th October Oxford FHS Fair The Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Fairs organiser – We still need an organiser / coordinator – there are people willing to go to fairs on occasions, just no-one to sort out which ones & where etc. Further details of what is involved appeared in the September 2015 Journal.

Helpers are always required, either living locally to the Fair or willing to travel with whoever is taking the sales table to a Fair. If you can help, please Contact Us. Experience is not important as there is always guidance on hand. Time is given for helpers to visit other stalls, which are always of interest.