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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.

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Date: 25th February 2022
Time: 14:30
Location: Zoom
Online | West Dorset Group

Ted Udall will take you back to the basics of family history research, so if you’re starting out or want to take another look at what you researched ages ago, this is the talk for you. Ted is an active member of the S&D FHS and member of the exec. He runs local courses and has given talks on a range of family history topics to our groups.

To join the zoom session, contact Jane and she will send you the details.

Brought to you by the West Dorset Group on behalf of S&D FHS

King Alfred The Great in Somerset, Dorset & Beyond

Date: 8th March 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil (opp B&Q)
Yeovil Group

Mar 8: “King Alfred The Great in Somerset, Dorset & Beyond” by Dr Paul Kelly

Ethical dilemmas in genealogy

Date: 11th March 2022
Time: 14:00
Location: Zoom
Online | West Dorset Group

Friday 11 March 2022 at 2 PM

With a PhD in Ethics and a background of teaching Psychology, University lecturer Dr Penny Walters, author of recently published ‘Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy’ will discuss what ethics and morality mean, and what these have to do with genealogy. ‘I’m just compiling our family tree, what can go wrong?’

If anyone would like to join any of the zoom session, contact Jane and she will send you the details.

ABM & the Society’s Photographic Project

Date: 18th March 2022
Time: 14:55
Location: St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Rd, Weymouth, DT3 5EW
South Dorset Group

ABM followed by a talk presented by John Damon & John Tanner about the society’s ongoing photographic project

Meetings will start with tea or coffee served at 2.55 pm, followed by the speaker shortly after

The Forge at Ashington

Date: 21st March 2022
Time: 19:30
Location: Hilda Coles Learning Centre at the M.E.D. Wimborne
East Dorset Group

The Forge at Ashington Speaker – Ken Fanner