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Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Welcome to the SDFHS

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.

SDFHS Family History Centre

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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 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

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.

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Book here:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bronze-age-day-part-one-tickets-174072303947This is a FREE event but donations are welcomed:sanhs.org/fundraising/Another exciting SANHS day of lectures on 2nd October, about Somerset's Bronze age. To attend this virtual event please click on the link above. ... See MoreSee Less
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September 11th, 11:34 am

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
HERITAGE OPEN DAY PROGRAMMESunday 12 September 11am - 4pmFree#heritageopendays ... See MoreSee Less
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September 11th, 11:24 am

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
KINGSBURY TIME TRAVELLERS are holding a walk-in event on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. The poster is below. You can email the Time Travellers at [email protected] for further information. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s tonight! Are you as excited as we are? Josh Widdecombe’s episode looks like a corker! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010krw

On 11 October #Sherborne's #PackMondayFair takes place in the streets of this #Dorset town. Originally known as the Michaelmas Fair, it is held on the first Monday after Old Michaelmas Day. Find out about the history of Sherborne's fairs & markets https://bit.ly/3mFMRfQ