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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society


Below is a list of upcoming SDFHS events. The listing includes both online events and in-person events planned for 2022. At present there are doubts as to whether the latter will be able to go ahead as planned, so please check in advance with the organising Group.


Date: 4th April 2023
Time: 19:30
Location: Moose Hall, Tower Lane, Taunton, TA1 4AR
Taunton Group

4th April with admission priced at £2.

Self-help evening

Date: 11th April 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: Society Research Centre
Yeovil Group

Self-help evening – 7 pm at the Society Research Centre


Date: 15th April 2023
Time: 14:00
Location: Loders Village Hall, Loders, Bridport, DT6 3SA
West Dorset Group

Description: To be confirmed

Demystifying DNA

Date: 19th April 2023
Time: 19:00
Location: The Bow Room of The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH
Blackmore Vale Group

*** 7pm start*** 

We’ve all got it – what is it?  Have you done a test and you’re not sure what the results mean? Or, are you not sure whether to even do a DNA test? Different DNA testing companies test slightly different things, each company has its own advantages and disadvantages, and different useful extra tools, so which test is best for your research? This presentation will walk you through the initial stages of understanding your DNA test results.

Speaker: Dr Penny Walters

A Glimpse of Stocking

Date: 21st April 2023
Time: 14:30
Location: St. Aldhelm's Church Centre, DT3 5EW
South Dorset Group

‘A Glimpse of Stocking’ with Rob Curtis