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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 are now live at the Family History Show: thefamilyhistoryshow.com/virtual/. If you're attending, do check out our page and if you have any burning questions about ancestors in either Somerset or Dorset, you can video-chat with Rita or John. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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#Chalcombe church, near #Bath: sent to the daughter of a doctor who would become a scientist. She studied at #Cheltenham Ladies' College and then in London.

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