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 the March 2021 Greenwood Tree, which had a House History theme, John Damon recounted the history of Beaucroft House, Wimborne, Dorset. He now describes one indispensable part of its furniture and fittings. Beaucroft House was built in 1876 and,…..
House Histories, the theme of the March issue of The Greenwood Tree, provoked a greater response from members than any other topic in recent memory. Perhaps not surprisingly, the focus was most often on the ancestors and other people who…..
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…..