SDFHS Events

We organise Society events, either side of the county boundary between Somerset and Dorset, in both Yeovil and Sherborne. Yeovil events are held in our Family History Centre at Broadway House, Peter St., Yeovil BA20 1PN which is on the first and second floors, without lift access. Sherborne events are held at the Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne, DT9 3NL which is fully accessible.



Essential Family History - Wednesday evenings 17 October to 14 November 2018 (7.00-9.00pm)

£35.00

Essential Family History - Wednesday evenings 17 October to 14 November 2018 (7.00-9.00pm)

A five week evening course, with Ted Udall, an experienced researcher who is currently the SDFHS Secretary. On 17, 24, 31 October and 7, 14 November 2018. 7.00pm - 9.00pm.The course is designed for beginners to family history research or those looking for a 'refreshers' course on the essentials. It consists of five two-hour sessions and co... [more info]

Family History and Photography - Friday 19 October (2.30-4.30pm)

£3.00

Family History and Photography - Friday 19 October (2.30-4.30pm)

This event will include a talk Family History in Focus: collecting and dating old family photographs by Robin Ansell and the opportunity to view a display of images from Allan Collier's vast collection, concentrating on South Somerset and a few Sherborne photographers, including the chance to examine some original Victorian stereocards... [more info]

Monumental Inscriptions: family history on tablets of stone - Friday 9 November (2.30-4.30pm)

£3.00

Monumental Inscriptions: family history on tablets of stone - Friday 9 November (2.30-4.30pm)

'Monumental Inscriptions' are transcriptions taken from headstones, tombstones, plaques and war memorials.This talk, by John Damon, will explore the different types of memorial that can be found in churches, chapels, graveyards and cemeteries and how the information from them was recorded. There is often personal family information about lo... [more info]

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