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Free Help Sessions
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 13/03/2020 - 12:54

We regret that the Free Help Sessions at Weston Library on Saturdays will be cancelled until further notice.  The one-to-one nature of these sessions coupled with the average age of the volunteers and people attending make this advisable. 

If you have any questions about your research you can still reach us through the Research Forum, the Facebook Group or by an enquiry using the contact form on this site using the category "Research Queries". 

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Society Meeting 24th March 2020
published by Paul Tracey on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 20:47

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the situation regarding the current coronavirus and its predicted rate of spread, the Committee has decided to CANCEL this meeting.

Please would members inform other members in case they haven't seen the notice....and, as subsequent meetings may also be cancelled, to keep an eye out for future announcements.

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Dorset Family History Day Fair
published by Paul Tracey on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 12:38

We are advised that the Dorset Family History Day Fair due to take place on 21st March 2020 at Parkstone Grammar School, Poole has been cancelled.

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Dorset FHS Family Day - 21 March
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 12:14

From the Dorset FHS:

"The Dorset Family History Society has reluctantly made the decision to cancel the Family History Day on Saturday 21st March 2020. This is out of consideration for the health and well being of our volunteers, exhibitors, speakers and potential visitors because of the Coronavirus.

The Family History Day was going to be held at Parkstone Grammar School, Sopers Lane, Poole and we also didn’t want to be responsible for potentially bringing the virus onto the school premises.

Please regularly check the society’s website at https://www.dorsetfhs.org.uk/events-act…/family-history-day/ for future events which will be organised as soon as we feel it is safe to do so."

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1939 Register of Axbridge Public Assistance Institution
published by Pat Hase on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 23:19

I have uploaded a transcription of the 1939 Register of the Axbridge Public Assistance Institution (formerly the Axbridge Workhouse) under the general heading of the Axbridge Poor Law Union. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

It contains Staff, Inmates (including patients of the Infirmary) and Vagrants.  There are several redacted entries - possibly children born there.  I have added a Notes column which adds deaths, burials or marriages of some of those listed. 

If you are know anything about any of the entries please let me know.  

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On The Wrong Side of the Law Seminar
published by Brian Airey on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 9:29

From big time villain to petty thief we can probably find one or two ancestors who didn't manage to keep on the straight and narrow.  The Guild of One Name Studies invites you to Ruishton Village Hall on 16th May 9.30am-4.30pm to discover more about the criminal justice system and the court and prison records that will help us track down individuals, and to explore the fascinating links between crime writing and genealogy.

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Alison Boulton
10:10 – 11:10 Social History of Prisons – Rosalind Crone (The Open University)
11:10 – 11:15 Comfort Break
11:15 – 12:15 Getting to Know Your Criminal Ancestors – Aoife O’Connnor (Find My Past)
12:15- 13.15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 Criminalising Vagrancy – Nick Crowson (University of Birmingham)
14:15- 14:20 Comfort Break
14:20 – 15:20 Crime Writing with a Genealogical Twist– Nathan Dylan Goodwin 4490 (author and genealogist)
15:20 – 15:40 Tea Break
15:40 – 16:40 Tracking Down Transported Criminals – Michelle Patient 5840 (genealogist)
16:40 – 16:45 Close of Seminar

We would like to compile a Guild ‘Rogues Gallery’ of criminal ancestors to display at the event, and are inviting everyone to write something about one of their criminal ancestors, either from their one name study or elsewhere in the family tree.

Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £22.00 (including VAT).To book on this seminar, you can use our online form¹ in any of three ways:

Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;

For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);

Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 3rd May 2002.

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