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June 2019

Computer Group – The Genealogist

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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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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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 – Family Tree Maker

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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June Taylor is going to highlight the current version of Family Tree Maker. Although June talks to us annually on this topic, 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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The Brickwall of Missing Deaths a talk by Simon Wills

July 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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Simon helps with finding the people who just disappear in your family tree. What happened to them, and how can you investigate. The different techniques, places to look, and strategies to find your ancestor's death. Simon Wills returns to us, a Poole bred history journalist,wildlife photographer, author and genealogist who writes for many magazines including "Family Tree" and an advisor on BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are". He has also written a book based around his ancestors involved with…

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August 2019

Computer Group – No Meeting in August

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

No Meeting in August

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NO MEETING

August 12
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September 2019

Computer Group – Members’ Ancestors

September 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Members are invited to bring along a short introduction to one of their ancestors. If that includes information which can be displayed on the big screen or details of sites that provided information on that ancestor, even better. We will need about five or six to fill the evening, so please don’t leave it to everyone else. If we have too many, we will do it again!

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“It’s The Way You Tell ‘Em” by our own David Gynes

September 17 @ 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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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 footnote or explanation. David has…

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October 2019

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

October 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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PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY CHANGE AS DUE TO THE CHANGE OF VENUE LES HAS NOT YET CONFIRMED HIS AVAILABILITY   Nonconformity is the blanket term given to all non-Anglican Protestant denominations. Brought about by Henry VIII’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…

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November 2019

Annual General Meeting – followed by member participation

November 19 @ 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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As the meeting falls near Armistice/Remembrance Day, we felt it may be an idea if some of you could bring a short passage on a relative from your Family History, that has an interesting or amusing story, that you (or a volunteer) can read out and share with us. We will ask Linda to bring her "poppy mirror" and she may ask for your contributions to that. We felt it may also be an idea to obtain some small British…

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