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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

Broadway House Family History Centre, our home in Yeovil, is an ideal location in the centre of the town.

Christmas/New Year closure

Our Family History Centre will close for the Christmas/New Year holidays at 4pm on Thursday 21 December 2023 and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 4 January 2024.

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.

Visit Our Shop

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.

AGM and Open Day

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If you're interested in the Cricket Test Match 🏏taking place now - West Indies v England - you'll be interested in our 6-week long event Rook Lane Chapel in Frome later this year Frome Town Council - save the dates 👇bringing live people stories, migration into & out of Somerset, social history, families Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Somerset society, Somerset connections... Somerset County Cricket Club ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Taunton Castle at 2pm on Saturday 29th June. Tom Mayberry will give a tour of the Castle and Castle House and Mary Siraut will give a talk in the Castle Learning Room on the early history of SANHS and its connection with the Castle.Numbers are limited to 25. Please book via email: [email protected] or call 01823 272429 by 27 June. All welcome, suggested donation £5. ... See MoreSee Less
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Can anyone help the Alfred Gillett Trust?Help! we are looking for a used Greenbank Pool season ticket for a display in the new Shoemakers Museum. The museum opens in 2025 and we are busy preparing content for the new galleries now. A used season ticket is the missing piece of a story we'd like to tell. Can you help? If you have one that you would be happy to donate, please let us know!The opening of Greenbank pool on 30th April 1937. Katherine Miller is delivering a speech about Alice Clark, the benefactor who enabled the pool to be created. #greenbankoutdoorheatedswimmingpool #greenbankswimmingpool @streetparishcouncil Street Parish Council #collections #shoemakersmuseum Shoemakers Museum ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Taunton Castle at 2pm on Saturday 29th June. Tom Mayberry will give a tour of the Castle and Castle House and Mary Siraut will give a talk in the Castle Learning Room on the early history of SANHS and its connection with the Castle.Numbers are limited to 25. Please book via email: [email protected] or call 01823 272429 by 27 June. All welcome, suggested donation £5. ... See MoreSee Less
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