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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society


Below is a list of upcoming SDFHS events.

SDFHS Annual Open Day

Date: 19th September 2020

Time: 10.00am-4.00pm

Location: The Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport DT6 3DT

Our Annual Open Day (including the Society’s AGM) is organised by each of our local Groups in turn. In 2020 the Open Day/AGM will be organised by our West Dorset Group and will be held on Saturday 19 September 2020 at the Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport DT6 3DT (off the A3066). 

Speakers will be: Madge Dresser, an expert on West Country connections to the New World, and slavery; Donna Rutherford, a specialist in DNA and its usefulness in family history research; Mark Bayley of ‘The Genealogist’

There will be musical entertainment with a family history slant from Tinker’s Cuss, an acoustic folk trio, and from Bonny Sartin, formerly of The Yetties, who has a personal family history tale to tell.

The organisers are planning for up to 30 stalls and a raffle with lots of interesting prizes. Entry will be free and there will be a plentiful supply of tea and coffee. Lunch, including a selection of curries as well as soup and sandwiches, can be ordered in advance. More details will be posted here as they become available, and published in the June edition of The Greenwood Tree