South West England has grown!

South West England has grown!  Our GSV Members asked: we’ve delivered. Stephen Hawke, GSV Convenor, SWERD, shows why you need to join this group if this is your area of family interest. ***

GSV’s South West England Research & Discussion circle (SWERD) has now been expanded to include Dorset.  If you are researching your ancestry and family history in Dorset, come along and join your friends researching in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset at our monthly SWERD circle meetings. 

To mark the expansion, our new banner highlights the elongated triangle of these wonderful counties in south west England.

Over the last two years we’ve had presentations and discussions on an incredible array of topics, all focused on assisting members with their research in the south west.  We’ve looked at education, diseases and epidemics, non-conformists, the Cornish language, our ancestors’ occupations, wills, parish chest records, members’ research case studies – the list goes on.  Come along and see what 2018 brings.  Check the GSV website or Ancestor for meeting dates and times.

Membership of discussion circles is free for GSV members. As added bonuses, SWERD members receive copies of the presentations and monthly meeting notes (we keep you in the loop even if you can’t make it to meetings) and we maintain a list of SWERD members’ research interests (family names and parishes) so we can share and help each other with our research.  

You can find out more about this group at GSV website


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