SDFHS Events, and events where the SDFHS will be represented

For enquiries about SDFHS events at our Family History Centre in Yeovil, or held in Sherborne,  e-mail or phone: 01935 429609. 

You can now book and pay for our events, securely, using our online shop.

Details of SDFHS Group events throughout Somerset and Dorset can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

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

Date

Event

Location

Jan 15, 2020 - 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM

The Life and Times of William George Orchard 1849-1919.

Alan Brown will talk about great-grandfather who was in the Royal Navy in the 1860s and amongst other things was in the Indian Ocean on a ship trying to stop Arab Slave traders.

SDFHS Members: £3. Non-members: £5. Includes refreshments.

Book in advance* or pay at the door.

* Phone: 01935 429609, email: sdfhsmembership@outlook.com

Venue: The SDFHS Centre, Broadway House, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN. Please note that the meeting room is on the second floor and there is no lift access.

 

Feb 5, 2020 - 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM

Photography and Family History

John Tanner will discuss how investigating old photographs, of both people and places, can assist with your family history research.

SDFHS Members: £3. Non-members: £5. Includes refreshments.

Book in advance* or pay at the door.

* Phone: 01935 429609, email: sdfhsmembership@outlook.com

Venue: The SDFHS Centre, Broadway House, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN. Please note that the meeting room is on the second floor and there is no lift access.

Apr 17, 2020 to Apr 18, 2020

Family Tree Live *

SDFHS volunteers will be attending the Family Tree Livegenealogy show at Alexandra Palace, giving advice and helping with enquiries. We will also have a bookstall of local and family history publications for sale. 

 

Apr 22, 2020 to May 19, 2020

Essential Family History

A five week evening course, with SDFHS Secretary, Ted Udall, for those starting out on their family history or anyone wanting a refresher course. Also on 29 April, and 5, 12, 19 May. 7.00-9.00pm

The course is for absolute beginners and also for those who have been researching for some time and perhaps come to some dead-ends. The course consists of five two-hour sessions and covers basic research techniques both on and off the computer. Handouts will be supplied where necessary - just bring your own notebook and pen/pencil.

The course will cover:

  • Interviewing relatives
  • Has it been done already?
  • Certificates
  • The Census
  • Parish records
  • Other records (a summary)
  • Writing it up.

SDFHS Members: £35. Non-members: £40. Includes hand-uts.

Limited numbers, so please book in advance: phone: 01935 429609, email: sdfhsmembership@outlook.com

Venue: Broadway House Family History Centre, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN. Please note that the meeting room is on the second floor and there is no lift access.