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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Paul Radford

Old yet ever Young

We have been presented with a magnificent new book for our library in Yeovil - Old Yet Ever Young - A New History of Sherborne School by Patrick Francis and David Ridgway Those of us who live in Sherborne often see the boys going about their daily lives as they walk from one part of the school to another We are invited to attend special events, such as the regular plays that are staged by the school together with Sherborne Girls' and Leweston School and the town is sometimes full of the...
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The Greenwood Tree – September 2019

The September issue of The Greenwood Tree focuses on agricultural labourers, the ‘ag labs' that so many of us have in our family trees, with stories on farming folk sent in by members Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which will be mailed to members at the end of August and which SDFHS members can already view or download from the Members' Area of the Society’s website The front cover shows a scene from the filming on the Mapperton Estate of the 2015 version of Far From...
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The Greenwood Tree – March 2019

The growing importance of DNA in family history is highlighted in the March edition of The Greenwood Tree which will be mailed to members at the end of February Editor Paul Radford previews the edition, which SDFHS members can already view or download from the Members’ Area of the Society’s website The front cover colour image shows the 23 inherited chromosomes in each cell of the human body, the building blocks of life Inside are two main stories featuring the DNA theme The first is a...
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The Greenwood Tree – December 2018

Remembrance is highlighted in the December edition of The Greenwood Tree, the first since the remarkable centenary ceremonies in November which marked the 1918 Armistice September’s World War One Special Edition was largely dominated by family history stories of the conflict and the December issue, which will be mailed to members at the end of November, echoes some of those themes Editor, Paul Radford, previews the edition, which SDFHS members can already view or download from the Members’...
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Historic Migration from the West Country

I must preface this article by stating that I am no expert on migration – this post is merely a transcript of my notes on the recent seminar, held to mark the 20th anniversary of a similar event held in Lyme Regis in June 1998 I hope I have done the talks justice The seminar was a full-day seminar and gave an excellent over-view of migration from the West Country Examples from all West Country counties were mentioned, as were all the main destinations – America, Canada, Australia and New...
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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