SDFHS Sherborne Events, and events where the SDFHS will be represented

For further information on SDFHS events at our Sherborne Research Centre e-mail or phone: 01935 389611. A booking form for 2014 events in Sherborne can be downloaded here. Please note that places are limited for all Sherborne events, so early booking is advised.

Details of SDFHS Group events can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

* indicates SDFHS attendance at an event organised by another FHS or organisation.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 03:45 PM

Family History Open Day

The SDFHS Family History Open Day, including the Society's Annual General Meeting, will be held at St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW, Weymouth. The day will include the following talks:

 

Stuart Morris, Dorset, the Royal Navy - earliest days to the Great War

 

 

 

 

 

Bonny Sartin From Corscombe to New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

The AGM will be from 12.15 to 13.00, and there will be exhibitions and stalls all day, with the following represented:

The Guild of One Name Studies
Somerset Branch of the Western Front Association
Cab search

Full details and a booking form are included with the May issue of The Greenwood Tree and can be downloaded here. Lunch places must be booked in advance.

Enquiries: Mrs J McGowan, Phone 01305 750272. E-mail

For a report on the 2013 Open Day and AGM see here.

We will look forward to seeing you there.

Sep 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Bristol & Avon FHS Open Day * The SDFHS will be represented at the Bristol & Avon FHS Open Day at the The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS34 8QZ.

Oct 12, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Hampshire Genealogical Society Open Day * The SDFHS will be represented at the Hampshire Genealogy Society Open Day at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire (The postcode for sat navs is RG24 9FP).

Oct 15, 2014 - 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Basic Family History A five week evening course at the SDFHS Family History Centre in Sherborne, with Ted Udall. 7.00-9.00pm on Wednesday evenings, 15 October, 22 October, 29 October, 5 November and 12 November. £35 for the five sessions (£30 for SDFHS members), including hand-outs. Download booking form.

Oct 18, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Family History in Focus, part 2.

Mike Bolton and Robin Ansell will lead a skills workshop providing detailed guidance on the use of photography in family histories. This is intended to be very hands-on: limited to just 14 participants (to allow for a more personal learning experience), the Workshop will look at Digital Photography and your Computer, when Mike Bolton (long-time Society expert) will provide practical tips and tricks for the researcher, including image restoration; while Robin Ansell will examine Collecting and Dating Victorian Family Photographs in closer detail. Participants will be encouraged to bring along their own family photographs on the day. Robin has collected Victorian photographs for over 40 years, so there aren't many varieties that he hasn’t encountered before - he will be providing access to dating guides and reference books on the history of photography from his own collection.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

Nov 8, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Skills Workshop; Reading Old Handwriting

Anyone who wishes to research original sources before the typewriter will soon realise that there are many different scripts to be mastered when reading old documents. In this workshop Ted Udall presents some of the more common ‘hands’ and gives practical advice on deciphering them. Please bring your own pencil and notepad - other materials will be provided.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

For a summary of Ted's previous 'Documents Workshop', see here.

Nov 22, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Industrial Archaeology Day

Amongst other things, Graham Bendell and Barry Brock will look at Sherborne’s mills, breweries, letter boxes and drain covers; all with George Tatham as chairman.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.