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Introducing the next generation to Family History
published by Pat Hase on Sat, 20/07/2019 - 23:49

We are working towards interesting younger people in Family History.  One Photograph was taken at the Kewstoke Local History exhibition showing pupils from Kewstoke School with Graham Payne. 

and the other at the Free Help Session at the library with young Xander Tinsley having a go himself under the guidance of Roy Smith. Any more ideas for spreading the word? 

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The Research Forum
published by Pat Hase on Mon, 15/07/2019 - 21:45

The Research Forum can now be used for queries for members' research which does not have to be limited to North Somerset Families.  We have many local members who are researching families from elsewhere and we would like to be able to offer suggestions for furthering their research.  If your research is stuck please post your question here and if you can help other members please consider adding a comment.

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Buckets & Spades Journal
published by Paul Tracey on Mon, 21/01/2019 - 10:06

It was recently agreed by the Committee to revise the issue dates for our Journal, 'Buckets & Spades', therefore, the new dates for 2019 will be March, July and November. This slight change will allow for consistent spacing between the editions which, in turn, will be beneficial for preparation and distribution purposes. Members, please note the new dates for submitting your items for 'Buckets & Spades are now 28 February, 30 June and 31 October. Many thanks and the Editor looks forward to receiving your contributions.

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Affiliate Members
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 16/01/2019 - 20:19

We shall stop having Affiliated Members when the new Web Site goes live at the end of this month.  We hope that those of you who have enjoyed the facility of being an Affiliated Member will now join as a full member so that you can continue to access the Research Forum along with the additional benefits which full membership brings.  The annual cost of Full Digital Membership to our Society is actually less than the cost of buying just one marriage certificate.  Please consider upgrading your membership before the change to the web site takes place – we don’t want you to lose out.

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Cost of BMD Certificates from the GRO
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 26/12/2018 - 12:24

While you are enjoying the Christmas season, for those of you who haven't seen it - the Lost Cousins Newsletter (which I have recommended before) includes the information that from Feb 16th 2019 the cost of certificates and PDFs from the GRO will increase.  Full details of costs can be see on the Lost Cousins Newsletter. While you are digesting your Boxing Day fare you might like to consider whether you need to purchase any before the price goes up.  Happy New Year!

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Pages of the Sea
published by Paul Tracey on Mon, 29/10/2018 - 14:09

PAGES OF THE SEA

https://www.pagesofthesea.org.uk


Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since
Armistice and the end of the First World War. On 11 November 2018,
communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say goodbye and thank
you, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war,
many never to return.

     In Weston-super-Mare, Theatre Orchard offers
       A FREE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR ALL
         Thursday 8 November, 3-5pm

      Loves Café, Weston Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1JR

Please reserve your free space by emailing info@theatreorchard.org.uk as soon
as possible: there is a limited number of places on this workshop.

“The pages of history must never be wiped clean. One hundred years on, we
must remember.  In this creative writing workshop, we will read and
appreciate some of the powerful writing that was produced in the 1914-18 War
and you will have the opportunity to write your own page in the sea of
remembrance in whichever way you think best.”

Writers and experienced workshop leaders Bob Walton and Sue Hill present this
free public workshop which is open to all.

For further information about all the Pages of the Sea activities in Weston,
go to:
http://theatreorchard.org.uk/pages-of-the-sea/

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Events
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Forthcoming Events

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Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 27th July, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
Weston Library Help Sessions
Saturday, 10th August, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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Saturday, 17th August, 2019 14:00 - 15:30
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