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October 2018

Computer Group – Writing up your Family History

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Please note the change of date from the Journal. This was intended to be a follow up to the course at Treetops on 18th September, allowing a month or so in between. Unfortunately, Sheila Symons who is presenting part of what is now the November meeting, is unable to join us in October as planned, so we have swopped the meetings. It is still a follow up, but rather closer! We have done this before in various ways, but this…

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“Frank Norman Fox” – A talk by Jane Fox

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Following on from Jane’s last successful talk with us we have invited her back with a case study to tie in with the anniversary of the end of WW1. Using a study of Frank Fox it traces and interprets records relating to those who served in the army in WW1. Documents discussed include those relating to awarding of Medals, Service records, War diaries, Memorials, POW’s and Newspapers. She will try to inform us of the information that can be found…

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November 2018

Computer Group – Your Street

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Members will show their research into houses, streets, villages, etc connected to their family history. This is open to anyone to bring along items which they can demonstrate on the Society laptop or their own. Internet connection will be available but check first if you need specific software. Sheila Symons will start us off with a 10 minute contribution, so we will need others to join in.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by light-hearted Quiz

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be followed by a light-hearted QUIZ hosted by our very own Quizmasters NICK and MONIQUE. Take part in Teams and put your thinking caps on!!

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Open Weekend at Treetops

November 17 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 4:00 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Free

You are invited to drop in and see what the Society has to offer to anyone wishing to research their Family History.  You will find knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to help you to get started, or to tackle a brick wall if you are already researching.  Once you have had a good look around, been shown examples of the many resources available on our computers, CDs and fiches; had a browse in the Library, studied the wide ranging array…

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December 2018

Computer Group – Xmas Quiz

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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June Taylor won last year’s quiz and plans to provide us with another taxing offering. Can everyone bring along a SMALL contribution to the refreshments. This is a friendly fairly uncompetitive event, so don't worry if you're useless at quizzes - we all are! The big danger is winning!

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“Dad’s Army – Fact and Fiction” – a talk by Steve Roberts

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Steve takes a look at the real Home Guard, why it was formed and what it did, dispelling some popular myths. He also looks at the TV series, characters, actors, locations and the catchphrases. It is however worth remembering that the Home Guard lost over 1600 members, killed on duty during its lifetime. Two of its members posthumously received the George Cross. An entertaining talk that attempts to set the record straight. Steve lives in Christchurch, originally from Worcester, he…

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January 2019

Computer Group – No meeting

1st January 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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