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 reopened to visitors on Thursday 12 August. Initially we will only be open in the mornings (10.00am-1.00pm) Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Since the UK government is still advising caution, and we want all our volunteers and visitors to feel safe, there are some conditions for visiting the Centre. Please click on the button to find out more.
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 Christmas presents? 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.
Crime and Punishment, the theme of the December issue of The Greenwood Tree, prompted members to delve into the unsavoury side of their ancestors’ lives and they came up with a wealth of stories, from the mildly comic to the…..
Fire! Fire! What a co-incidence! I was browsing through the British Newspaper Archive when I came across an article in the Western Gazette for 30 July 1927 about a rick fire in Nether Compton. As I read through the article…..
The latest addition to the
#HouseHistory Directory is:
Find out more about the history of this Georgian property which, for a short time, was a school for up to 80 children
@TheSDFHS @WillsmanOneName #OnePlaceStudies
A broken link on the #OnePlaceStudies Directory was reported this morning. 😕
It was for the Wedmore #OnePlaceStudy in Somerset, hosted by WikiTree, but now discontinued.🙁
A quick internet search revealed there is a #HouseHistory in Wedmore which will now be added as a link! 🙂
Do you remember any of these #Dorset #pubs?
15 Dorset pubs from the 1980s and 1990s that are no longer there
Latest from Combe Down #OnePlaceStudy
Read about Thomas Thompson (1785-1865) who 'made a fortune on the London Stock Exchange, and retired while still a young man becoming a philanthropist'.
Thomas Thompson (1785 – 1865).