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SDFHS events – next week!

There are still places available on Ted Udall’s ‘Essential Family History’ course, which starts on Wednesday 19 October (7-9pm) at our Centre in Yeovil, and is great value at only £40 (£35 for SDFHS members) for five two-hour sessions. If … Continue reading

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Finding and dating unknown family photos

As anyone interested in family history will know when facts come to light that enable a name to be added to a family tree it is not long before starting to wonder what this person might have looked like. Many … Continue reading

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SDFHS events Autumn 2018

We have now started to arrange our Autumn events to be held in Yeovil or Sherborne, with the following already confirmed. Full details can be found on our website. Secure the Shadow: Somerset Photographers 1839-1939 Friday 28 September (2.00-4.00pm). Yeovil. … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – September 2018

The September edition of The Greenwood Tree is a Special Edition focusing on World War One to mark the upcoming centenary of the Armistice.  It contains eight extra pages and will be mailed to members early in September. The Editor, … Continue reading

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Historic Migration from the West Country

I must preface this article by stating that I am no expert on migration – this post is merely a transcript of my notes on the recent seminar, held to mark the 20th anniversary of a similar event held in … Continue reading

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Somerset Photographers 1839-1939

On 31 August 1844, an advertisement in the Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser announced that, during the following week at the Bowling Green, Warwick “Master Augustus Gyngell, only eight years of age, the child with the iron nerve, will make his … Continue reading

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Milborne Port and the local area in WWII

Our next Sherborne event is on Saturday 30 June – 2.30pm in the Raleigh Hall on Digby Rd – when Richard Duckworth will be presenting old film footage of the area around Milborne Port/Sherborne during World War II. The film, … Continue reading

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