Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

Zoom Your Computer

Our Annual Christmas Quiz will be set by Graham Searle who won last year, and will again be shared by Zoom. I know many of you look forward to the refreshments on these occasions - if you want a surprise, ask a member of your family or a friend to provide them for you.   […]


Due to the proximity to Christmas it has been decided not to hold a meeting MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL

AGM – reconvened

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Unfortunately we did not have a sufficient number of attendees to form the required quorum at the AGM scheduled for 16th November.  In these circumstances the constitution requires us to reconvene a date for the AGM.   The agenda and all reports will remain as planned for the original AGM date and can be found in […]

“Searching for Surnames” by Kirsty Gray – a Zoom meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Kirsty looks at the challenges, pitfalls and the downright ridiculous! Along with her top ten tips for searching online, Kirsty has some amusing name finds and shows how searching can go very wrong. Kirsty became involved in genealogy at an early age with her mother, researching their maternal family history. Kirsty went from rookie to […]

“Finding My Family in India” – by Elaine MacGregor – a Zoom meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Elaine knew her father and grandmother were born in India, it wasn’t until she joined FIBIS (about 20 years ago) that she discovered 6 generations in India, originating from two poor Irish soldiers, one in His Majesty’s forces and the other in the East India Company Army being sent out to India.  It is estimated […]

“Moving DNA to the Next Level” – by Amelia Bennett – a Zoom meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Mia (Amelia) provides information on more advanced tools and techniques for analysing your DNA results. Covering chromosome browsers, clustering, triangulation and X-DNA. Mia takes your use of DNA for family history to the next level! We welcome Mia back to show her interest in using DNA to solve genealogical mysteries. Mia has been researching her […]

Family History Day at St George’s

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

We are starting to plan for a new normal and the re-introduction of face to face events. Our first will be a Family History Day to be held on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at St George's Church Oakdale.  This will be a smaller event than our previous events at Parkstone Grammar School, but just as […]

“Mummy What Did You Do in The Great War?” – by Emma Jolly – a Zoom meeting

On-Line Virtual Meeting

Emma's talk is an exploration of women's roles in the First World War, and the surviving records, including online resources, which family historians can use to explore the lives of their ancestors and others. The presentation will cover auxiliary services, medical roles, transport, police, women on the land and voluntary organisations. Emma takes her talk […]