SEARCHING FOR IRISH ANCESTORS – Dr PENNY WALTERS

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This talk will look at current and historical maps of Ireland. Since the early 17th century there have been four Provinces of Ireland: Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster. The Irish word for this territorial division, cĂșige, means 'fifth part' and indicates that there were once five; however, in the medieval period there were more. There […]

Computer Group – Breaking down your Brick Walls

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After great popular demand, David Gynes has agreed to reconvene his panel of experts to attempt to suggest ways to break down "Brick Walls" that members have encountered in their research. Please submit your "Brick Wall" on one page of A4 to me at "liaison@...", no later than 20th June. There is no need to […]

FINDING TREASURE IN NEWSPAPERS – MIA BENNETT

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An insight into the wealth of information that is available within newspapers, including the British Newspaper Archive and The Gazette, as well as hints and tips for getting more out of searching and finding useful articles within the newspapers. Mia has been researching her family history for over 25 years, and been a Trustee of […]

Computer Group – subject to follow

When live meetings were the norm, Computer Group did not meet in August. It may be possible to reopen Treetops by August, and many of us can expect to have received both doses of the vaccine by then. As we need to plan how to arrange meetings going forward so we can still involve all […]

Computer Group – Technical Help Session

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Zoom only. Alan Mead ran one of these sessions every 12 months or so in the past, but they rather petered out, due to lack of advance questions from members. Alan has kindly agreed to have another go. This time we will operate by Zoom only, as the format is particularly suited to the topic. […]

POSTED IN THE PAST – a talk by HELEN BAGGOTT

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

Following on from her book of the same name, Helen uses genealogical skills to reveal the true stories behind post cards sent in the early years of the 20th century, and shares these tales with an illustrated talk. A 10 year old servant living in Bath, a soldier who died in the First World War, […]

LAWRENCE – BEFORE AND AFTER ARABIA – a talk by COLIN VAN GEFFEN

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

The legend of Lawrence of Arabia is well documented in books and films, but, what of his life before and after the Desert War? With a strong association to Dorset, he was described as one of the most influential Englishmen of the 20th century - but he wasn't English! There are many myths, but the […]

MEETING T.B.A.

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