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 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 are being hosted by some of our local Groups, giving us the opportunity to engage with our members and the family history community worldwide.
In earlier times marriages were often business arrangements between families rather than the love matches we are used to today. Marriages were associated with ‘marriage portions’ (dowries), often involving land and other property. Such settlements could often be disputed if…..
Thank you for all the helpful tips that have come my way following my recent request to find out how you have been keeping yourselves occupied – my what an industrious lot you are! Barry: Barbara’s Blog post reminded me…..
Family history research can sometimes reveal the most fascinating and unexpected results. This happened to me recently when I was researching my FULFORD ancestors. I discovered details of a lawsuit that gave startling insight into a family member. Margaret JEWELL…..