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September 2019

Computer Group – Members’ Ancestors

3rd September 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Computer Group – DNA

1st October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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Linda Adams will share her experiences of DNA genealogy. Any other members are welcome to contribute, as it will be interesting to see results from different providers.

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November 2019

West Surrey Family History Society Fair

2nd November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road
Woking, GU22 9BA United Kingdom
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Dorset FHS will bring their stall.

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Computer Group – Using the Red Cross Site

5th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Treetops FH Research Centre, 3, Fleets Lane
Poole, Dorset BH15 3AJ United Kingdom
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We will attempt to access the Red Cross web site which holds information about prisoners of war and internees. If anyone wants to look first, https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/ is the First World War site and https://vad.redcross.org.uk has other UK relevant records. Please note this event was published with the incorrect date in the September Journal. It is 5th November - so we will go off with a bang.

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A.G.M. followed by “Lest We Forget – Wartime Ancestors Remembered”

26th November 2019 @ 7:30 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 NEW DATE FOR THE A.G.M.    We propose to distribute cards at the October meeting, to ask members to fill out and bring to the A.G.M., with memories of a wartime ancestor. We are hoping that some of you will be willing to give a short speech (app 3 mins or so) regarding the family member, be they military or civilian, and their involvement in either of the World Wars. Linda Adams will also bring her…

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December 2019

Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

3rd December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Last year’s winner will provide a light-hearted quiz to see who can set next year’s! Please contribute a SMALL offering to the refreshments.

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“Mr. Selfridge – Fact and Fiction” – a talk by Steve Roberts

17th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church – Large Hall, Darby's Lane, Oakdale
Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU United Kingdom
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We welcome back Steve Roberts. This time he tells the true story of retail entrepreneur Harry Selfridge, telling of his American background, his flagship store, his family, successes and failures. Steve also looks at the TV series and assesses what they got right and what they got wrong. How many of the characters were based on real people? Did Harry Selfridge really build homes fit for heroes at the end of WW1? Did he really have a fall when unveiling…

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Christmas Closing

22nd December 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3rd January 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Treetops Research Centre will be closed for Christmas and New Year after business on Saturday 21st December and will re-open on Saturday 4th January 2020

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January 2020

Computer Group – No meeting in January

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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“Women of Poole” – a talk by Richard Yeoman

January 21 @ 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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The talk covers women of Poole who have made a mark on the town, the country, or even internationally. They were either born in Poole or lived here for a considerable time. Richard's interest in the subject came about from a small exhibition in Poole Central Library. Coinciding with International Womens' Day, it told of women of note from Poole. Richard is a long time volunteer at Poole Museum's History Centre, and also Editor of the Museum Society's Newsletter. N.B.…

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