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September 2019

“Nonconformity (The Road to Toleration)” by Les Mitchinson

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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Nonconformity is the blanket term given to all non-Anglican Protestant denominations. Brought about by Henry V111’s break away from the Catholic Church in the 16th century, many Roman Catholic and Nonconformist leaders were burnt at the stake. It was in 1689 that the “Act of Toleration” was introduced which slowly helped to change the acceptance of nonconformists. From this more records were kept and Les helps guide us through the sources that can help trace these ancestors. Les makes a…

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DFHS at Cherry Tree Nursery Fayre and Plant Sale

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cherry Tree Nursery, off New Road Roundabout
Northbourne, Dorset BH107DA United Kingdom
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Come to our stand at Cherry Tree Nursery to learn about Dorset Family History Society We would love to meet members/non members and anyone who is interested in tracing their family history - whether from Dorset or anywhere else! Please come along! Cherry Tree has many varied plants and the sale is always worth going with great prices, stalls, refreshments and entertainment. contact Sue Redfearn on 01202950344 for any further details

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October 2019

Bournemouth Centre Walk with our own Anna Ward

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Pier Bournemouth United Kingdom + Google Map

Following her successful walk around Wareham, Anna is taking us around some of central Bournemouth. Starting at the Russell Cotes Museum, through the Gardens to St. Peter's Churchyard, then on via the Square, Cenotaph, Exeter Road, and ending by The Bird Aviary in the Gardens. On the way she will ask us to collect letter clues to complete---?? The walk is app. 1 and half miles taking around 2 hours.           TICKETS  £6 each    …

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Computer Group – DNA

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Linda Adams will share her experiences of DNA genealogy. Any other members are welcome to contribute, as it will be interesting to see results from different providers.

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IT’S THE WAY YOU TELL ‘EM by our own David Gynes

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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“It’s The Way You Tell ‘Em” A light-hearted look at sayings from yours, or your parents’ childhood and youth, local or dialect, family-unique, or folk lore. This means we will need YOUR participation, so get out your notebooks and bring along your sayings to spark others in to remembering.  It will be Interactive fun, with a serious underlying value, in that David believes a Family History account can be given depth using sayings or jargon from the “day” in a…

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November 2019

West Surrey Family History Society Fair

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road
Woking, GU22 9BA United Kingdom
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Dorset FHS will bring their stall.

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Computer Group – Using the Red Cross Site

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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We will attempt to access the Red Cross web site which holds information about prisoners of war and internees. If anyone wants to look first, https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/ is the First World War site and https://vad.redcross.org.uk has other UK relevant records. Please note this event was published with the incorrect date in the September Journal. It is 5th November - so we will go off with a bang.

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Please note the A.G.M. has been moved to the 26th November

November 19 @ 7:00 pm

Due to various circumstances for this year the A.G.M. has been moved to Tues. 26th Nov so there is NO meeting tonight the 19th November thank you for your co-operation

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A.G.M. followed by “Lest We Forget – Wartime Ancestors Remembered”

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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    PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW DATE FOR THE A.G.M.    We propose to distribute cards at the October meeting, to ask members to fill out and bring to the A.G.M., with memories of a wartime ancestor. We are hoping that some of you will be willing to give a short speech (app 3 mins or so) regarding the family member, be they military or civilian, and their involvement in either of the World Wars. Linda Adams will also bring her…

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December 2019

Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Last year’s winner will provide a light-hearted quiz to see who can set next year’s! Please contribute a SMALL offering to the refreshments.

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