Doxies, Dollymops, and Dressmakers – History of Prostitution by Janet Few by Zoom

On-Line Virtual Meeting

What might suggest someone in your family tree worked as a prostitute?   What records might help you learn more about her? This talk looks at the history of prostitution in Britain from 1780-1930 including society's attitudes to those who sold sexual favours, the legislation that impacted upon them, and the work of those who tried […]

Computer Group – Share an Ancestor

Zoom Your Computer

Share an ancestor and how you found them. You are all invited to bring along one ancestor and give a brief talk on how you discovered them to add to your tree. If it is an online process, you will be able to share your screen if you wish. This is the meeting which was […]

The National 1939 UK Register by Linda Hammond – Zoom meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Exploring the 1939 National Register and decoding its secrets!  Taken on the eve of World War II, the register provides family historians with a valuable insight which bridges the censuses between 1921 and 1951. Linda holds a Master's degree in Genealogy, Palaeographic and Heraldic studies with 35 years experience as a researcher and lecturer. Zoom […]

Introduction to Family History Workshop

Treetops FH Research Centre 3, Fleets Lane, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

Aimed at those who are starting or have recently started their family history research,  this introductory workshop will cover topics such as census returns, civil registrations and the GRO index.  More details can be found on the  Education page of our website. Places are limited (£7 per person), to include tea/coffee.  Both members and non […]


Computer Group – Family Tree Maker User Group

Zoom Your Computer

Family Tree Maker User Group. Join us to ask questions and share how you have been getting on. We try to monitor the Independent Family Tree Maker Facebook page to see what questions other users have been asking.

Genetic Genealogy for Beginners by Martin McDowell – Zoom Meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

More information to follow.   Zoom sign-in from 7.15 pm (UK time). Society Members who have consented to receive information by e-mail will find a meeting invitation link, and how to donate the £3 admission, in the E-News sent about 4 days before the meeting. Those who do not receive E-News, or who are not […]

Computer Group – DNA Session

Zoom Your Computer

In line with the live DNA workshops which are now being held at Treetops and the March Monthly talk on DNA by Martin McDowell this will be an opportunity for online help and advice on your DNA adventures. This will assist members who cannot attend the in person sessions through geography, health, etc but is […]

“Teach These Children Nothing But Facts” – Victorian School Logs at St George’s Hall

St George's Church - Large Hall Darby's Lane, Oakdale, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

A light-hearted  journey through Victorian Schooldays through the eyes of Victorian headmasters' entries in the school logbooks. Hear entries and events that may awaken memories of our forebears' tales of their school days' experiences. Discover how school log book entries of children and family names add flesh to the bones of our ancestors to bring […]