How can we help you? We will help you to find documented facts about the lives of your former family members which will unlock doors to your own personal family story. Although we do specialise in Somerset and Dorset and have extensive records from our two counties, our experienced Research Volunteers have skills which can help you trace your family roots, regardless of where they might have originated.
Our Family History Centre in Yeovil reopened to visitors on Thursday 12 August. Initially we will only be open in the mornings (10.00am-1.00pm) Monday (not 30 August), Thursday, Friday and Saturday (not 28 August). So that we can limit numbers present at any one time in our small rooms, we will, in the short term, have to ask members and other visitors to book in advance, by emailing: [email protected]. Since the UK government is still advising caution, and we want all our volunteers and visitors to feel safe, there are some conditions for visiting the Centre. Please click on the button to find out more.
Online talks are being hosted by some of our local Groups, giving us the opportunity to engage with our members and the family history community worldwide.
The theme of the September edition of The Greenwood Tree is Grandfathers and members and readers provided the usual fund of great stories, this time about male ancestors several generations back. Editor Paul Radford previews the edition which has been…..
In 1929 my grandfather Arthur Collings, a carpenter/builder by trade, became the foreman for the construction of a new building in or near Hethfelton, Wool, Dorset. He had a Box Brownie camera and he took pictures of the building site…..
Somerset’s first professional photographer was someone about whom relatively little is known, even amongst photographic historians. He was Thomas Sharp (1806-1896), who was born in London, but who lived much of his early life in North Devon. This blog post…..