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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 is closed to members and other visitors due to the pandemic, but our Research Volunteers are working from home and our online bookshop is open for publication orders by post.

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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We will be open again this Sunday 11th April from 11am until 4pm. Come along and enjoy the Spring blossom in our beautiful and peaceful grounds (with plenty of room for social distancing!) Admission, as ever, is free but donations to our charity greatly appreciated (cash or card). Self-guide tour booklets are available to borrow. Dogs very welcome on leads. Nearest parking around Hooper Avenue just past the Britannia Inn, Bath Road, Wells.www.mendiphospitalcemetery.org.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you booked your Really Useful Family History Show ticket? Don't miss out & get yours here: fhf-reallyuseful.com/ As well as some fascinating talks, there will be over 70 exhibitors waiting to chat including specialist Family History exhibitors. Check out the full exhibitor display here & start planning who to visit: fhf-reallyuseful.com/exhibition-hall#familyhistory #ReallyUsefulShow #fhs Family History Federation ... See MoreSee Less
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Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! What are you researching this weekend? ... See MoreSee Less
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THURSDAY GARDENING SESSIONS, Wells< SomersetWould you like to help maintain this special place? No grave digging involved, honestly! Please come and join us at the cemetery for a bit of gentle gardening - we really need help with strimming, mowing, weeding and general maintenance. A peaceful place to be with wild life, flowers and .... refreshments - do join us. Every Thursday from 10 am - stay as long as you like. Starting Thursday 1st April. All very welcome.Please message us for more information.Photo of lady gravedigger 1916 (when the men were gone to war), Aley Green Cemetery, Luton. image © IWM Q 31238 Imperial War Museum www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205296977?fbclid=IwAR2PoFADdO37lUSg-oy6JpwEdure-KyaCiTq9Oh... ... See MoreSee Less
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