Tag Archives: Somerset

The Greenwood Tree – November 2016

The November issue of The Greenwood Tree is now in the post to members. The Editor, Bob Barber, presents a few items to whet your appetite. The cover includes a number of photographs collected recently by the the Society’s Photographs Project. They also act … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker and Ancestry

Like many family historians I wanted a computer program where I could keep all the information I was finding out about my family. When a friend emailed me a report she had produced I realised I wanted to be able … Continue reading

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Remembering a Generation

In November 2015 the Society  published Remembering a Generation. The World War One servicemen of West and Middle Chinnock by Phil Nichols, who describes the origins of his research and new contacts he has made as a result of the … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – preview of the November 2015 edition

The November 2015 issue of The Greenwood Tree will be appearing soon, and we have another larger-than-usual edition this time – 36 pages of articles, regular features and news. Following the very successful Rid(e)out symposium held at the Family History … Continue reading

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More Family Treasures

Barbara Elsmore has been scouring the charity shops of Sherborne collecting items, with no apparent monetary value, and using them to create a display at our Family History Centre where she hopes they will act as reminders to members and … Continue reading

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Do you have a carpenter in the family?

Barbara Elsmore describes how learning a new trade enabled her great-grandfather, George Collings, to improve his own life and that of his descendants. Many of his carpentry tools are still in the family and some are now on display in … Continue reading

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‘The Greenwood Tree’ 1975-2015 – now available as PDFs

All editions published to date of the SDFHS award-winning journal The Greenwood Tree are now digitally available in fully-searchable PDFs, as the Editor, Bob Barber, explains. In the August edition of The Greenwood Tree we announced that we are making … Continue reading

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