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July 2020


July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

 "Finding Evidence of Migration in Dorset Records" 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? Where did they go? Jane may be familiar to some of you from training courses for the Society, and past talks. She is heavily…

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August 2020

Computer Group – DNA Further Investigations

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Our October meeting proved very interesting, but some members were away, and others have more to contribute. Hopefully Linda Adams and Ann Bush will be able to join us to share their expertise again.

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ON-LINE Speaker (using “Zoom”) – Dr. PENNY WALTERS

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer

                  The 1939 REGISTER On 1st Sept. 1939 Germany marched in to Poland, triggering an agreement of mutual assistance between Poland and Britain. On Sept.2nd, Britain issued the Germans with an ultimatum: "exit Poland, or a state of war will exist between us". On 3rd Sept. war was declared. The 1939 Register was taken 26 days later on 29th Sept. It was devised to produce 40 million Identity Cards, when rationing was…

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September 2020

ON-LINE Speaker (using “Zoom”) – JO LOOSEMORE

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

               "MAYFLOWER 400: Legend and Legacy" 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of Mayflower from Plymouth to Plymouth Massachusetts. This is a unique opportunity to commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the journey. The Mayflower set sail on 16th Sept. 1620 to what was then the "New World". Its passengers were in search of a new life, and they would go on to be known as the Pilgrims…

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October 2020

ON – LINE Speaker – T.B.A.

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting


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November 2020


November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

Due to the current situation the A G M will now take place as an on-line meeting. This will take a lot of organising so please watch the website and newsletters for full details.    The meeting will be followed by a virtual QUIZ, hopefully fun and not too taxing, please stay on for that.

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December 2020

“A Duffer’s Guide to History” – a talk by Steve Roberts

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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Steve will give us a whistle-stop tour of British (and a bit of World) history from the Stone Age to the Cold War. It's going to be a bit of '1066 and all that' with some humour along the way, covering the key moments in our history, in chronological order, so you can see where we're going. Lots of questions posed (and hopefully answered) as we go - was there really a King Arthur? Why was Alfred the Great, and…

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