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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Blackmore Vale Group

An introduction to the history and ongoing work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

An expert from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will be talking about the work of the CWGC which commemorates the 17 million men and women from the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the two World Wars The cemeteries, memorials, graves, landscapes, and records in their care may be found at 23,000 locations and in more than 150 countries and territories They are both the practical means of a commemoration of the fallen and vehicles for discovery, inspiration, and engagement The CWGC...

The People, the Places, the Life behind  Doors: The World of the Workhouse

We are delighted to be able to engage Kirsty Gray to give our opening talk of the autumn season: Kirsty has been involved in genealogy from a very young age and is now a fully-fledged professional genealogist, business owner, heir tracer, TV/radio personality, Genealogy Show Director, and more besides Many of us will have found ancestors who disappeared into the workhouse: what were these institutions  Why were they feared so much What happened behind the closed doors Speaker: Kirsty...

Member and Guest Blogs Welcome

We welcome guest and member blog posts on any topic with a family history connection and invite you to send your contributions, which should include photo/photos, to the editor Barbara Elsmore