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40 Years of the Greenwood Tree on CD

This CD has been produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society. It contains a complete set of all the back editions of The Greenwood Tree as text-searchable PDF files, including the 40th anniversary…..


Basic Facts about Using Marriage Records for Family Historians

(Pauline M Litton with Colin R Chapman)  This guide outlines the various types of marriage record which the family historian is likely to encounter during research and in which type of record repository they can be found. Some of the…..


Basic Facts about Research in London

(Lilian Gibbens)  The large area that most family historians now consider to be London covers parts of the old counties of Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.  However, the reader should bear in mind that until the early part of…..


Exchequer Depositions by Commission 1565-1610 for Somerset

This booklet contains extracts from class E134 of Exchequer Depositions by Commission held at the PRO. The business equity side of the Court of Exchequer included disputes over titles of land, manorial rights, tithes, mineral rights, ex-monastic land, debts, wills…..


Basic Facts about Family History Research in Lancashire

(Rita Hirst)  An explanation of where records are likely to be deposited.  Family History research within the county can be complicated as more than one repository may be involved in research into the records of a single parish. Consideration is…..


Eastern Battalion Muster Roll of the East Somerset Regiment of Volunteer Infantry – 1805

This battalion consisted of two companies from Henstridge, one from Horsington and two from Wincanton. Surname and place name indexes are included. 18 pages.  Soft covers.  


Basic Facts about Using Record Offices for Family Historians

(Tom Wood)  This updated edition of the booklet about using record offices includes sections on preparations beforehand, reserving a research place, dos and don?ts, rules and regulations, using your time efficiently, getting help, making notes, and alternatives to County Record…..


Basic Facts about Using Merchant Ship Records for Family Historians

(Peter L Hogg)  Records of merchant ships are very detailed and there are fairly comprehensive listings of ships from the middle of the 18th century, particularly of British ships.  The records are all accessible to the public, but the main…..


Basic Facts about Methodist Records for Family Historians

(Richard Ratcliffe)  This booklet explains the various branches of Methodism and when they broke away from the early Methodists, and then reunified to form the modern Methodist church. The records that were kept are detailed and the repositories detailed. A…..


Burnham on Sea Roman Catholic Records CD

A CD of transcriptions of the registers of Catholic Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs up to 1919. The confirmation records run from 1915, the baptisms from 1887, burials from 1902 and marriages from 1896.  There are also…..


Basic Facts about Sources for Family History in the Home

(Iain Swinnerton)  Many families possess documents or artefacts which can help to put together names, dates and places for our ancestors. A surprising number of everyday objects around the house can give us vital information about our ancestors, and the…..


Basic Facts About Archives

(Susan B Lumas)  Before coming into Family History, you may have only a very hazy idea of what archives are all about, and perhaps regard them as a useless pile of old parchment. When you need them, however, your attitude…..


Basic Facts About Descendant Tracing

(Tom Wood)  Most of us are familiar with our living first cousins, and some of us may know our second cousins.  But by the time we get back to more distant cousin ancestors – tracing their living descendants through ten…..


Yeovil Branch Line, GWR Book of Reference on CD

Contains the names of the owners, lessees and occupiers of the parcels of land required by the Bristol and Exeter Railway (later part of the Great Western Railway) for the construction of the Yeovil branch line, running from Durston, near…..


Sherborne Pub Walks – No 1: South From The Museum

(Barry Brock)  This series of three booklets covers all Sherborne’s old pubs and breweries that the author is aware of, a few of which still operate as pubs.  Many are now private dwellings. A short history of each of the…..


Basic Facts about English Nonconformity for Family Historians

(Michael Gandy)  An introduction to nonconformity with a guide to the records available for the various denominations. Includes a bibliography for further reading. 16 pages.  Soft covers.  Reduced price.