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June 2020

Computer Group – Some suggested Websites

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer

Although we have regularly heard from Celia on this topic, the plan is to invite any member to bring along details of a site you have come across or has been recommended to you. There is no need to bring lots – a few people suggesting one each will happily fill an evening.   This is our first attempt at a "virtual" meeting via Zoom. If you have not previously registered your interest, or indicated in the Questionnaire that you…

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Janet Few talking on Agricultural Labourers

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

We will be hoping to run an on-line talk by Janet. Please see website/newsletter for details of how to sign up We would ask any of you if you could make any donation towards the cost through the  website As this is a trial talk we can only accept members to join (sign in from 7.15)     Every family has them, ancestors who worked on the land. How can we find out more about them, the farms where they…

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July 2020

Computer Group – Facebook for Family History

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer

Many members have mentioned finding assistance (and sometimes “new” cousins) on Facebook. This will be the second in our online series of Computer Group via Zoom, so if you are a member and would like an invitation, please Email Me (select Liaison).  This is your opportunity to bring examples of the benefits and show the rest of us how to do it. If you don’t usually come to Computer Group, but have something to contribute to this topic, we can slot you…

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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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The 1939 REGISTER – Dr. PENNY WALTERS an on-line talk using “Zoom”

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

Computer Group – Can we help you demolish your ‘Brick Wall’?

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer

If you send David Gynes, Chairman (contact details on the website and in the Journal) a brief outline, with context, describing your wall (one side of A4 in 14 point font maximum) one of our panel will look at it in advance of the meeting and try to come up with some suggestions, both for you to follow and to stimulate conversation among the other members present. We obviously need to know what you have done already to try to…

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MAYFLOWER 400: Legend an Legacy – JO LOOSEMORE an on-line talk using “Zoom”

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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