Our tradition in Computer Group is to hold a Quiz at our annual December meeting. This year it will be online! Unless anyone can remember who won last year, or would like to volunteer, then it looks like I will be setting it again. It is also our tradition that everyone takes a plate of […]
A more relaxed talk for December looking at a well known local history subject. Here's to a good Christmas "The New Forest National Park" 'Steve Roberts takes us on an entertaining tour of the New Forest, looking in detail at its […]
Richard Yates will show how he received valuable assistance from Rootschat members when he first started his research, and will demonstrate how the Forum might assist you. If any member present has a topic to share with us, Rootschat will be postponed to a later date.
3rd time lucky! Dr Penny Walters returns with the talk that has been postponed twice due to the current times including FHD in March This session will explain how to merge established paper trails with DNA results. The biology and jargon of DNA can be overwhelming and people have had to learn this new branch […]
This is an opportunity for a chat about the Society and general Family History Topics. I don't mind taking complaints and suggestions about the way DFHS is currently operating, or may operate in the future. If the chat is loosely connected to your computer use, that will be good. If you want to bring a […]
One of the most exciting recent releases of source material for Family Historians has been the 1939 Register, not only for the information it provides but also its ability to provide links to runs of earlier records. Whilst we wait for the 1921 Census, there are other documents that can be used to provide details […]
Cassandra will be covering how Dorset History Centre acquire and manage digital collections including digitisation, access to digital archives, digital preservation and tips for looking after your own digital records. So any questions across those sorts of areas. As it is a pre recorded talk we cannot hold a question time, but Cassandra is prepared […]
"MURDER, RESEARCH and FAMILY HISTORY" Paul will present a number of historical murder investigations from the early part of the twentieth century. He will demonstrate how stories can be unravelled using primary source material found in local record offices, national records held by the National Archives in London, as well as using traditional family history […]
Our chairman, Merve Goddard will host an Open Forum aimed at answering members' questions. This is intended to help with the sort of "how to", "what does this mean" or "where do I find" sort of questions, to improve your personal research skills. There will be opportunities in the following months to help with your […]
Dorset FHS will have a booth at this online event organised by the Family History Federation.