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The Greenwood Tree – March 2018

Paul Radford, the new Editor of the SDFHS journal, The Greenwood Tree, previews the contents of the March issue which is now being printed The first issue of the year of The Greenwood Tree marks a new era for the Society with the transfer of our headquarters from the centre of Sherborne to Broadway House in Yeovil By sheer coincidence, my first task as the new editor of The Greenwood Tree is to bring you the story of the move and what it means for members and for the Society The change had to...
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Family Tree Maker and the Ancestry App

It was two years ago in February 2016 that I wrote my first blog while trying to understand what was going on between Ancestry and the software Family Tree Maker that I had been using successfully on my desktop computer for some years I am one of those who uses a program on a computer without any idea about what is going on behind the scenes to keep that software up-to-date and working properly Added to this I had discovered the joys of carrying around with me, on an iPad, my family tree so...
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Britain’s Post War Homes

Did you enjoy the recent BBC2 programme 'A House Through Time' In the last episode Deborah Sugg Ryan showed the Book of Britain's Post-War Homes and this sent me scurrying upstairs as I have a copy of this book tucked away I found it in my grandfather's house when it had to be cleared in 1974 and I think my father, who was associated with the building trade, probably gave it to my grandfather when he was involved with the building of Nether Compton's first council houses in the late...
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