Nick Barratt at family history day in Poole

Trace your roots this Family History Day as popular researcher Nick Barratt delivers a talk in Poole.

Family researcher, Nick Barratt who is associated with the BBC series Who do you think you are? will be delivering two talks on Family History Day, at Parkstone Grammar School, Poole, on March 31.

The poster of the Family History Society

The event, organised by Dorset Family History Society,(DFHS) aims to help people finding their roots and trace the history of their family. Each talk will last approximately an hour. One of them will take place in the morning and the second session will be held in the afternoon.

The ticket for each talk costs £1.

Debbie Winter, Education and Liaison Officer, DFHS, explains how to find your family history.

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“We hope a lot of people will come just to have a look around. It might get them interested in the subject which is very popular at the moment,” said Debbie Winter, Education and Liaison Officer, for DFHS. “It’s nice for people to come and just chat to other people who are interested in the same subject,” Miss Winter added.

Family History Days were organized in Poole annually, however, this is the first one since 2008.

The following Family History and Historical Societies will be participating this year:
Hampshire Genealogical Society, Hertfordshire FHS, Somerset & Dorset FHS, West Surrey FHS, Romany & Traveller FHS, Staunton Park Research Centre, Sussex FHS, Family & Community Historical Research Society, Poole Historical Trust, GOONS, Suffolk FHS, Bristol & Avon FHS, East of London FHS, Wiltshire FHS, East Surrey FHS, Verwood Historical Society and Devon FHS.

There are also a lot of organisations involved in the event: Bournemouth Libraries – Streets Project, S&N Supplies, One Stop Genealogy, Western Front Association, Cab Search, My History, This Way Books & Cassini Maps, Longley Publications, Warminster Medal Framing, M&P Barnes Books, Family Search, Laser Crystalisation Ltd and Barry Rollinson Postcards.

Pictures by: Agnieszka Bak


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