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‘The Greenwood Tree’ – August 2016

The August issue of The Greenwood Tree will be delivered soon and serves as a reminder to book your place at the Society’s Open Day, which also includes the AGM, if you haven’t done so already Details of the event on 24 September, hosted by the Blackmore Vale group, can be found on page 93 During the Open Day, Sue Thornton-Grimes will talk on Assisted emigration from Dorset to Australia 1830-1860 and Trevor Bailey of Trilith, will provide a series of restored films, some of them more than...

The Greenwood Tree – May 2016

The May edition of The Greenwood Tree will be mailed to members this week The Editor, Bob Barber, gives a preview of the contents The rather startling front cover of the May issue of The Greenwood Tree highlights an important new venture by the Society: The Somerset and Dorset Photographs Project Photographs are an important part of family history, triggering and cementing memories of the past, as Barbara Elsmore described in a previous post A major new initiative for the Society has been the...

The Greenwood Tree – preview of the November 2015 edition

The November 2015 issue of The Greenwood Tree will be appearing soon, and we have another larger-than-usual edition this time – 36 pages of articles, regular features and news Following the very successful Rid(e)out symposium held at the Family History Centre in Sherborne in August, we have two articles by speakers on that occasion Roger Guttridge, the local journalist, author and former editor of The Greenwood Tree, has updated his research into Roger Ridout, a local smuggler in the 18th...

‘The Greenwood Tree’ 1975-2015 – now available as PDFs

All editions published to date of the SDFHS award-winning journal The Greenwood Tree are now digitally available in fully-searchable PDFs, as the Editor, Bob Barber, explains In the August edition of The Greenwood Tree we announced that we are making available for sale the set of 40 years of the journal in digital format, as PDF files The digitised set covers the years 1975-2015, up to and including the August 2015 edition The November 2015 Greenwood Tree will in due course be made available...

SDFHS 40th Anniversary

We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary in 2015, reflected in the content of the latest edition of The Greenwood Tree, as summarised by the Editor, Bob Barber 40 years on, and to mark the occasion this anniversary edition of The Greenwood Tree has 40 pages As well as lots of original articles, news and regular features, there are several pieces looking at the early days of the Society, and musings on the enormous changes that have taken place in the pursuit of family history I would like to...

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