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.
Brick Walls session. Following our popular session last year when members sent in their brick walls for help and bright ideas, we thought we’d have another. So look out for the email asking for your vexing questions about your ancestors and send them in. Again, it will be on a first come first served basis and I’m giving people time to pull together their existing research and for researchers to tackle them. Don’t forget to tell us exactly what your question is and what sources you’ve already looked at. Be aware that the further back you’re looking, the harder it gets!
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 ([email protected]) quoting your membership number. We will then add you to our list.
Brought to you by the West Dorset Group on behalf of S&D FHS
DORSET MIGRATION TO NEW ENGLAND AND ITS COLONISATION by John Laflin
Following Visitations, particularly prior to the mid-nineteenth century, church courts heard cases of, and passed judgement on ecclesiastical sins, defamation and sexual misconduct of parishioners and clergy, issued marriage licences and honorary degrees, and granted probate (wills and letters of administration). In this illustrated lecture Dr Chapman provides many examples of the depositions (statements) of witnesses whilst explaining how these courts operated and where their records may be accessed today. Were your ancestors even properly married??
Speaker: Dr Colin Chapman