Events

May
16
Wed
Tales of the Riverbank @ West Dean Centre, Bream
May 16 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

John Powell, former editor of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review and river Severn researcher will give a talk on the river Severn.

May
17
Thu
Coach Trip To The National Archives & Kew Gardens
May 17 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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GFHS Coach Trips to TNA & Kew Gardens 2018

Jun
20
Wed
Research evening at Bream Community Library @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Jun 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A Research Evening at Bream Community Library courtesy of Phil Morton. Members will have the opportunity to use the libraries computers with access to ancestry and findmypast, etc. Bream Community Library, West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm. Park in the Community Centre Car Park but please try to use the library’s dedicated entrance

Jun
30
Sat
SWAG-FAIR @ GWR Steam Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Flyers are available at the Family History Centre if collected in person, entitling a 50p reduction on the entry charge.

Incorporate into your visit the Steam Museum, National Trust Headquarters, The Outlet Centre (for the bargains)

Free Talks Throughout the Day

11.00 Breaking down brick walls in your family history research
with Mark Bayley, Online Genealogy ExpertHow to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives.
12:15 Researching your Nonconformist Ancestors
with the Revd Emma Walsh of the Angus Library, Oxford
13.30 Breaking down brick walls in your family history research
with Mark Bayley, Online Genealogy ExpertHow to resolve stumbling blocks in your family history research using new and unique search strategies to find those missing relatives.

see also swag-fair.co.uk

Jul
18
Wed
Family History in a Forest Churchyard – Blakeney @ Blakeney Parish Cemetery
Jul 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Family History in a Forest Churchyard” at Blakeney Parish Cemetery, 7.00pm. at the cemetery, All Saints Road, Blakeney. Hopefully led by Eric Nicholls.

Aug
15
Wed
Sally James on the Bledisloe Estate at Lydney @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Sally will give a talk on her work at the Bledisloe Estate at Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Sep
15
Sat
Forest of Dean Branch – Open Day – Provisional @ West Dean Centre
Sep 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(Provisionally) Annual Branch Open Day, West Dean Centre, Bream 10.00 – 4.00pm approx..

to be confirmed.

Sep
18
Tue
Coach Trip to The National Archives & Kew Gardens
Sep 18 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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GFHS Coach Trips to TNA & Kew Gardens 2018

A Stroll around Blakeney with Ernie Hale. @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Sep 18 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM

“A Stroll Around Blakeney”, a showing of a DVD made by Ernie Hale taking in some of the historic and interesting buildings and sites in Blakeney and the people who lived and worked there. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Oct
13
Sat
Glamorgan Family History Society Fair @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre,
Oct 13 @ 10:10 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 13th – Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, 10.00 am to 3.30pm. The Forest Branch will be represented.

Oct
17
Wed
Public Health in Gloucestershire, 1919 with Roger Deeks @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Oct 17 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 17th – Roger Deeks on “Public Health in Gloucestershire, 1919”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Nov
21
Wed
Newnham-on-Severn: Its People’s History through St. Peter’s Churchyard with Steve Cooper
Nov 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, November 21st – Steve Cooper on “Newnham-on-Severn: Its People’s History through St. Peter’s Churchyard”. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.

Dec
19
Wed
Christmas Social @ West Dean Centre, Bream
Dec 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19th – Christmas Social, West Dean Centre Bream, 7.30pm.