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October 2020

NAVAL RECORDS – LES MITCHINSON an on-line talk using “Zoom”

20th October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

                                            NAVAL RECORDS Les joins us again to take us on another informative discovery journey, explaining how naval records have evolved from the 18th century, through to the modern day. Les will describe the records, explain where they are held, and which ones are available to view on line. He will also explain the different approach to researching a…

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November 2020

Computer Group – More Brick Walls

3rd November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer + Google Map

Following our previous attempt, David Gynes has reconvened his panel to look at members' brick walls. If you send David, 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…

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Really Useful Family History Show – Fair

14th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dorset FHS will have a booth at this worldwide virtual event. For further details, including speakers, Exhibitors, tickets and how to Ask the Experts, see the Event website (below).

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December 2020

Computer Group – Christmas Quiz

1st December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer

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 suitable refreshments for all to consume after the quiz, so I suggest if you are planning to join us, it would be appropriate to provide…

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The NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK – STEVE ROBERTS an on-line talk using “Zoom”

15th December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

 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 history from the Saxons to the present day, and its flora and fauna, plus some of the quirky, lesser-known tales that have helped to make…

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January 2021

An Introduction to Rootschat

January 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer + Google Map

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.

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MIXING DNA RESULTS WITH THE PAPER TRAIL – Dr PENNY WALTERS – an on line talk using “zoom”

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On-Line Virtual Meeting

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 of genealogy quickly. Through DNA testing, people receive ethnicity estimates, a heritage map, a list of people that DNA ‘matches’ (overlaps) with, and the opportunity…

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February 2021

Members’ Evening

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer + Google Map

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 coffee, we can call it a Coffee Evening.

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BRIDGING THE GAP – tracing forwards from the 1911 Census – JACKIE DEPELLE an on line talk using “zoom”

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

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 of our ancestors' lives across the time period. This talk reviews several of them, identifying chronological timelines. Many are obvious, some perhaps unexpected as a…

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March 2021

Saving Tomorrow’s History: Digital Archives at Dorset History Centre. A Pre Recorded Talk by Cassandra Pickavance, Digital Preservation Archivist at Dorset History Centre

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom, Your Computer + Google Map

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 to answer questions submitted in advance. If you have a suitable question, this must be submitted to Richard on liaison@dorset***.org.uk before 10th February.

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