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Bridport: the Rope, Net and Twine Industry

Speaker Richard SimsOur local expert will be talking about Bridport’s oldest industry – going back at least to the 13th Century and still going strong Richard has written the definitive book about the town’s Rope, Net and Twine Industry If you've already emailed Jane in order to attend a zoom meeting this year, you won't need to contact us again We will build up a list of subscribers & send out the zoom details, shortly before the meeting Otherwise, do contact her...
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RESEARCHING DORSET FAMILIES, Members stories

Members stories led by the West Dorset Group Several of our members have told us interesting stories about their Dorset families, so we thought we’d share them with a wider audience Come and hear about their researches and surprises and connections with Dorset If you've already emailed Jane in order to attend a zoom meeting this year, you won't need to contact us again We will build up a list of subscribers & send out the zoom details, shortly before the meeting Otherwise, do...
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Evidence of migration to North America

Speaker Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard We’ve often discussed migration to other parts of the world Here, we’re going to look at those sources local to our part of the West Country, as well as the rest of England Jane has much expertise in this subject and has led workshops and courses on migration over the past twenty years If you've already emailed Jane in order to attend a zoom meeting this year, you won't need to contact us again We will build up a list of subscribers & send out the...
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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR DNA RESULTS? Note, for more experienced users

For those who have done an Ancestry DNA, setup Thru lines and have a simple family tree on Ancestry Also uploaded your results to My Heritage, so you can compare the results Do this several days before the talk so everything is in place (further info on invitation email) It might be a good idea to draw up a simple family tree, on a large sheet of paper, of your maternal and paternal line going back 3/4 generations If you've already signed up for a zoom meeting this year, you won't need...
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‘BRITISH ARMY RECORDS BEFORE 1914:’ DORSET AND SOMERSET PEOPLE WHO JOINED THE ARMY

West Dorset Group on behalf of S&D FHS Phil Tomaselli has written extensively on military and family history He is the author of Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors and Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors He will be speaking on Dorset and Somerset people who joined the army If you've already signed up for a zoom meeting this year, you won't need to contact us again We will build up a list of subscribers & send out the zoom details, the day before the meeting If you don't get...
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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