This section of the FamilyHistory.co.uk website is dedicated to Somerset Family History Resources and Somerset County Genealogy information. We’ll be providing information and direct links to Somerset Parish Records Online. If you’re a Family Historian researching Somerset Family History Records and Somerset ancestors then we’ll be focusing on Somerset Births, Marriages and Deaths and other Somerset County records.
This is a very active local society covering the Somerset area. With regular Somerset Family History events and meetings it’s a society that keeps its members informed. They provide a quarterly Family History journal called The Greenwood Tree which is free to members.
The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society also run this bookshop in Sherborne, Dorset. Facilites are free to members (small fee to non-members) and Parish Register transcriptions are available to view and there are computers and internet access to the main Family History organisations. There are a number of local Family History groups run by members and based at Blackmore Vale, East Dorset, Mid Somerset, South Dorset, Taunton,West Dorset, West Somerset, and Yeovil.
Somerset Archives and Local Studies
These archives including hundreds of years of records are preserved at this local centre.
FamilyHistory.co.uk can provide direct links to Somerset, England, UK Genealogical Records including Electoral Registers and Somerset BMD records.
Births, marriages and deaths
Somerset Marriages – Pre 1754
– Somerset County, England, Marriage Records from over 400 Somerset Parishes – some parish records as early as 1531.
Somerset Marriages – Post 1754
– Somerset County, England Marriage Records
– from over 700 Somerset Parishes.
Burials – including memorial inscriptions
Somerset Monumental Inscriptions
– Somerset County, England Monumental Inscriptions from Somerset Graveyards, Cemetries, Headstones etc.
Electoral register records
Somerset Electoral Registers – 1832-1914
– Somerset County, England Electoral Rolls.
Somerset Newspaper Archives
Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can provide invaluable information for Family History Researchers and are a great resource. Information can often be found that is not found in Parish Records, or Censuses. At Family History, we are able to provide a direct link to Somerset Newspaper Archives from a variety of historical newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic southern county of Somerset’s Newspapers and the time periods they cover:
British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Somerset area
– News and records from the newspapers listed below
|Local newspaper records||Record years|
|Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette||1760-1875
|Shepton Mallet Journal||1858-1872
|Somerset County Gazette||1839
|Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser||1810-1895
|West Somerset Free Press||1860-1910|
|Weston-super-Mare Gazette, and General Advertiser||1845-1856