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April 2019

Computer Group – Guild of One Name Studies

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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David Gynes will talk to us about the Guild with suitable illustrations on the big screen.

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20th Century Family History (some sources for tracing families in the last century) a talk by Janet Few

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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We often neglect the 20th Century as being “not really history”, but there is plenty to be discovered about individuals and communities between 1900 and 1945. This era brings difficulties of larger and more mobile populations and closed records. Janet will help with sources to bring these recent ancestors to life. Janet is currently leader of the North Devon Family History Society and Vice President of the Isle of Wight FHS, returning to talk to us. She has been involved…

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Treetops Closure

April 20 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 3:00 pm

Treetops will be closed for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

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Treetops Closure

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Treetops will be closed to allow the volunteers to join the Coach Trip to Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace.

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May 2019

Computer Group – DFHS Website

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Our webmaster, Alan Mead will lead a demonstration of the Society’s website with questions. Questions in advance would be appreciated. Choose Webmaster from the drop-down list at Contact Us.

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Quarter Sessions Records a talk by Les Mitchinson

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Quarter Sessions Records are the oldest public records of the historic counties of England and Wales that survive. In some counties they survive from the 15th century, mostly from the 17th century to 1972, when they were replaced by Crown Courts. These records can be found in County Record Offices, the British Library and smaller City and Town Record Offices. They have often been ignored by family and local historians. Les returns after his informative talk on records of the…

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VISIT and GUIDED TOUR of RUSSELL-COTES MUSEUM

May 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Russell-Cotes Museum Bournemouth, East Cliff Promenade
bournemouth, BH1 3AA
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Visit Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, a Victorian villa overlooking the sea. Completed in 1901 as a 66th birthday present to his wife Annie by Sir Merton Russell Cotes, containing many treasures from their world travels. Guided tour to give the story behind the historic house.   (parking by Royal Bath Hotel above pier or behind the Pavilion) TICKETS £11 each      Please can we have numbers by Monday meeting 8th April 2019 Meet in the entrance foyer 1.30p.m.…

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June 2019

Computer Group – Family Tree Maker

June 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 is going to highlight the current version of Family Tree Maker. Although June talks to us annually on this topic (not always in June!), there are always members new to FTM or who have come across new issues. This session is always well attended, so come early to get the best seats.

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Finding Evidence of Migration in Dorset Records (home and overseas) a talk by Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church, Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Surprisingly large numbers of people have left Dorset, and Jane helps to find how and where they went and some sources to trace those ancestors. Who were the people that went?  What were the social and economic conditions that were the deciding factors for migration? Why did they go? and Where did they go? Jane may be familiar to some of you from training courses for the Society, and past talks. She is heavily involved with family history and one…

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July 2019

Computer Group – The Genealogist

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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The Society invested in a subscription to the Genealogist about 18 months ago, and members have aired differing views about the value of the records available. Some of our volunteers have found much to share with visitors to Treetops. This session is designed to share some of the exclusive records, and Sheila Tanner will aim to present the highlights.

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