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.
Broadway House Family History Centre, our home in Yeovil, is an ideal location in the centre of the town.
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.
Are you looking for family history publications? Why not try looking in our on-line shop. We have a wide range of books and CDs relating to both Somerset and Dorset, as well as more general family-history and local-history publications.
The theme of the March issue of The Greenwood Tree was Setting Sail and members responded with tales of their seafaring ancestors and stories of those who took the long voyages to the New World, Australia and New Zealand. Editor…..
In July 2022 Rachel Hassall, Sherborne School Archivist, was invited to examine a collection of glass plate negatives and lantern slides located in the library/muniment room in Sherborne Abbey. Rachel used a scanner to take high resolution digital images of…..
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A Few Forgotten Women Online for International Women's DayTo Commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March, A Few Forgotten Women are taking their stories online. There will be three sessions during the day, when members of our team will give short pres...
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The asylum patients being given their stories backVolunteers are uncovering the lives of former patients of the Somerset and Bath Pauper Lunatic Asylum.
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The English Parish, by @joe_saunders1. Most of England’s parishes had been established by 1200. Throughout subsequent history they have been instrumental in shaping English life. https://howtohistory.substack.com/p/the-english-parish
📢Announcing the ninth episode of Setting The Record Straight in which I consider the often-held misconception that registration of births in England & Wales was, at least in the early years of Civil Registration, in any way optional.
Hint: it wasn't...
Can anyone identify this location?
Calling all local historians! Can you help identify the location of this sketch made in 1902 by Somerset artist Harry Frier? https://www.sdnq.org.uk/spotlight_on_sdnq/an-unidentified-sketch-by-harry-frier/
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We've transcribed the 1921 Census for the Parish of Tyneham. There is an alphabetical index and a downloadable pdf.
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