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who do you think you are?

The Sherborne Pageant Project on our website

In the August edition of Who Do You Think You Are magazine respected writer, Alan Crosby, gave the SDFHS a real boost by featuring one of our current projects - The Sherborne Pageant of 1905 How did Alan know we are undertaking this project He read about it in the Projects' section of our website which he went on to recommend that his readers should explore as an example of 'a superb website' This is the direct link to the Sherborne Pageant Participants Project Just think before the days of...

WDYTYA? – the last day

Ann-Marie Wilkinson rounds off her diary with an account of the final day of the show Saturday As we had to pack up today, we took Barry’s car into Olympia this morning - the journey was much better than on Wednesday morning  Barry booked the parking online yesterday as it is cheaper to do it in advance,  It also meant that he could drop me off outside the exhibitor’s entrance so I only had a short walk  As we arrived we could see the queue stretching round the corner and the show...

Who Do Who Do You Think You Are?LIVE

The SDFHS Chair, Ann-Marie Wilkinson, has been keeping a diary during this year's WDYTYA Tuesday Car nicely packed, just need to pop into the local butchers in Wedmore to pick up some local meat to give to my hosts, Barry and Ann Rideout, who look after me for the next few days  As usual the butcher has local meat, this time it is Gloucester Old Spot pork and some of his home made sausages  The journey was fairly uneventful, although the traffic was bad around Stonehenge – the new...

Preparing for ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

Our Chairman, Ann-Marie Wilkinson, and other volunteers will be  at the SDFHS table for all three days (20th-22nd February) of WDYTYA Please do come and say ‘hello’ and bring any queries you may have about your Somerset or Dorset familiesWho Do You Think You Are starts on Thursday 20th February at Olympia  Preparations have been made and on Friday 14th Steve and I braved the weather to go to Sherborne to pick up all the items we take for the SDFHS tables  Barry, John, Wendy and Patricia...

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