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Family History Society

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A Tale of Two Postcards

On 8 February I was helping the Society's Fairs Co-ordinator, Anne Warr, on the SDFHS stand at the Family History Show in Bristol and during a brief lull in visitors to our table, I went to check out a stall with postcards for sale I made a bee-line for the Cumbrian ones and bought half a dozen including this interesting postcard showing a tram in Carlisle The message on it and the stamp on the back show that it was posted in 1902 Coincidently that was the year that the...
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The Greenwood Tree – March 2020

The theme of the March edition of The Greenwood Tree is 'grandmothers', and readers sent in some interesting and intriguing tales of their female ancestors Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which will be mailed to members at the end of February and which SDFHS members can already view or download from the Members Area of the Society’s website Richard Smith's Swedish grandmother There were plenty of tales of the unexpected in the flood of grandmother, great-grandmother and...
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The Greenwood Tree – December 2019

The Eureka moments that produce sudden and unexpected breakthroughs in your family history research provide the theme for the December edition of The Greenwood Tree Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which will be mailed to members shortly and which SDFHS members can already view or download from the Members Area of the Society’s website The front cover harks back to the Greek inventor Archimedes who is said to have exclaimed ‘Eureka’, an ancient Greek word meaning ‘I...
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Provoking memories via Yeovil Library window display

Congratulations to Anne Warr and John Damon for producing such an eye-catching display to promote our society in the window of Yeovil Library This is the second time we have been featured in this window; on the earlier occasion it was to introduce ourselves to Yeovil, shortly after we moved into our Broadway House headquarters The current display contains our new banners which are now pictorial so cannot get out of date in the foreseeable future, which can so easily happen if we use...
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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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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