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The Greenwood Tree – December 2019

The Eureka moments that produce sudden and unexpected breakthroughs in your family history research provide the theme for the December edition of The Greenwood Tree. Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which will be mailed to members shortly and which SDFHS … Continue reading

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Lost Dorset – The Villages & Countryside

Lost Dorset – The Villages and Countryside is the title of David Burnett’s latest book and also of his recent talk given in Sherborne. David founded the Dovecote Press in 1974 in the small hamlet of Stanbridge near Wimborne to … Continue reading

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Provoking memories via Yeovil Library window display

Congratulations to Anne Warr and John Damon for producing such an eye-catching display to promote our society in the window of Yeovil Library. This is the second time we have been featured in this window; on the earlier occasion it … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – September 2019

The September issue of The Greenwood Tree focuses on agricultural labourers, the ‘ag labs’ that so many of us have in our family trees, with stories on farming folk sent in by members. Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – June 2019

The June issue of The Greenwood Tree is a Special Edition featuring wedding photos sent in by members. Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which will be mailed to members at the end of May and which SDFHS members can … Continue reading

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Our former home in Sherborne transformed

The base for the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society was in Sherborne for nearly twenty years until the recent successful move to Yeovil. Many a visitor will have climbed up the stairs of our last home in Sherborne, to … Continue reading

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Open Day at Herrison Hospital, Dorchester

On Sunday, 7 April 2019 the doors of Herrison Hall were thrown open to anyone with an interest in the old Herrison Hospital in Dorchester and before the exhibition was officially opened every space in the car park was taken … Continue reading

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